New expressions of Christianity, the growing prominence of the global South, the impact of globalization and increasing religious diversity are radically changing the shape of the church says the head of the world's largest church body.
Two evangelical Anglican bishops have come out with contrasting statements on homosexuality recently, points out Mark Vernon. One recognises that the issue is about love, the other sees only rules, it seems.
Two church communions from opposite sides of the globe were welcomed into full fellowship of the World Council of Churches (WCC) on Wednesday, increasing the membership of the global Christian body, the largest of its kind, to 349.
The Catholic Diocese of Westminster have announced a new multi-media resource to promote 'justice, peace and the integrity of creation' in the London area. Entitled ‘No Hands But Ours’ it will be launched next Monday.
A Good Practice Guide for local community projects and organisations supporting individuals involved in prostitution has been launched by the National Christian Alliance on Prostitution (NCAP). There are an estimated 80,000 people involved in prostitution in the UK.
Rowan Williams clarified the nub of his thinking and showed contrition for clumsiness, but he declined to apologise and is not off the hook, say commentators and other public figures today, amid calls for disestablishment.
The main governing body of the World Council of Churches is meeting in Geneva from 13-20 February, during which it will celebrate the 60th anniversary its 1948 founding. The WCC is now the world's largest Christian grouping.
The latest address by the Archbishop of Canterbury to the Church of England's General Synod has confirmed the move toward a 'multi-faith settlement' for religion in terms of law and governance in the UK, the religion and society think-tank Ekklesia says.