Parallels between civil wars and the escalating crisis within American Anglicanism are now being made, says Giles Fraser. Issues of truth and justice cannot be suppressed by a false and forced kind of unity.
Rob Frost, who died on Sunday. The Evangelical Alliance, Premier Radio, and the Methodist Church are among many Christian organisations who have paid tribute to the broadcaster and founder of Share Jesus International.
The surprise appointment of Evangelical Alliance UK head the Rev Dr Joel Edwards to the new Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has already caused some controversy, especially among campaigners for lesbian and gay rights.
On the eve of Remembrance Sunday, Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams described the Western-backed wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as a tragic mess which failed to conform to the principles of 'just war' theory and brought great suffering.
While the worldwide communion he heads up is still mired in dispute, Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams is encouraging Anglicans to grasp a larger version of peace by backing a major conference focussed on the situation in Korea.
Leaders meeting in Kenya belonging to all main Christian traditions, and from countries ranging from Armenia to Zimbabwe, have pledged to convene international, local and regional meetings to deepen reconciliation and understanding.
The think-tank Ekklesia, which examines religion in public life, says that the controversial appointment of the head of the Evangelical Alliance UK to the new Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is "a historic opportunity for evangelicals to shift toward full acceptance of the equalities agenda."
The independent charity regulator, the Charity Commission, yesterday launched a dedicated unit to watch over faith-based charities. The moves comes as questions are increasingly asked about the political activities of some religious groups