US National Council of Churches' General Secretary Michael Kinnamon has welcomed a call by World Council of Churches chief the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia "to quell the violence" against the hard-pressed Christian minority in Iraq.
When I was younger I used to rejoice in argument. Now I’m tired of it, even though I’m in a line of work where (in terms of the media and politics interface) polarisation is the way you are expected to play the game.
Christian communities should improve their knowledge of Islam, be good neighbours to Muslims and bear witness to their faith in an appropriate manner, according to an international group of church leaders and experts on dialogue.
In a thoughtful, passionate and challenging reflection on homosexuality
and the Christian church, Glynn Cardy's focus is not on an 'issue' but
on the people who are most affected by prejudice, and their need for
justice, dignity and human rights.
Much church self-promotion misses the point, says Jonathan Bartley. the church to which church-leavers return must be different from the one they left. In other words, the solution is moving forward, not going back.