Life and Death

  • 19 Mar 2009

    Catholic Bishop William F Murphy has written to New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson to urge him to sign a repeal of the death penalty recently adopted by the New Mexico legislature.

  • 19 Mar 2009

    The Vatican has amended comments made about condoms by the Pope, but the change in tone is unlikely to stem critics who say his anti-contraception stance is damaging the fight against HIV-AIDS.

  • 18 Mar 2009

    Amnesty international is urging campaigners to help stop the execution of 128 Iraqis. Amnesty International reports that the Iraqi government plans to execute as many as 128 people in the next couple of weeks.

  • 10 Mar 2009

    The idea of preparing for death makes sense, says Giles Fraser. In a society that fears dying it has taken a reality TV celebrity to remind us of what is truly important in negotiating mortality.

  • 22 Feb 2009

    Gideon Byamugisha, a Ugandan who became the first known African cleric to declare publicly he was HIV-positive, breaking stigma-induced silence on the illness, has been awarded the Niwano Peace Prize.

  • 21 Feb 2009

    How economies will fare after the current financial seism has passed, says Manoj Kurian, will depend very much on how governments and civil society are able to care for the welfare and health of their people during the crisis.

  • 11 Feb 2009

    Churches of all denominations across Australia have initiated prayers and practical support for bushfire victims in Victoria, where some 200 people have died in the deadliest disaster in Australian history.

  • 2 Feb 2009

    Without immediate, massive intervention and assistance, starvation in Kenya will become a deadly reality, according to a new assessment report from global humanitarian agency Church World Service.

  • 29 Jan 2009

    A brand new service from the religion and society thinktank Ekklesia details what's on the agenda in the next four weeks with regard to religion and public life.

  • 26 Jan 2009

    Thousands of people across Britain will join more events to mark Holocaust Memorial Day tomorrow. The annual day commemorates victims of Nazi persecution and those murdered in subsequent genocides.