The decision by the High Court not to allow a prosecution against BBC Director-General Mark Thompson for blasphemy to go ahead has been welcomed by Christians and Humanists. Stephen Green of the group Christian Voice, had attempted to prosecute Mark Thompson
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, evangelical leaders Rick and Kay Warren and the Rev Gideon Byamugisha, the first African Anglican priest to openly say he is HIV-positive, are contributors to an Advent Calendar focussing on HIV-AIDS awareness.
Teacher Gillian Gibbons is to be released from prison in Sudan today after she was jailed for letting school children name a teddy bear Muhammad. The case has caused international outrage and Muslims have criticised her jailing.
The non-religious as well as the religious fight amongst themselves, Mark Vernon observes. But in questioning, they are all the better for it, provided that plural thoughtfulness can overcome intolerant rationalism.
Face to face with violence and death, churches in the Philippines are helping to build peace in a country where armed conflict continues to rage, says Maurice Melanes. Christian-Muslim cooperation is an important part of the alternative agenda.
The Church of England and the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England have expressed concerns about a government amendment to the Public Order Act 1986 creating a new offence of incitement to hatred on grounds of sexual orientation.
A daily online Advent calendar from the Episcopal Diocese of Washington DC aims to to help office workers, families and those with busy lives to reflect on 'the reason for the season' - and to think about giving if they want, too.
The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance, a partnership involving major Christian development and church agencies, including several in the UK, is encouraging people of faith to take individual and collective responsibility for combatting HIV/AIDS.