Life and Death

  • 15 Feb 2008

    The Geneva-based global network the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance has released a new guide entitled: "Exploring Solutions: How to talk about HIV Prevention in the Church", recognising the need to challenge silence and prejudice.

  • 4 Feb 2008

    The UK government will sponsor student trips to Auschwitz concentration camp in an effort to keep the message of the Nazi Holocaust alive and relevant to younger generations, say reports in Deutsche Welle, The Times and the BBC.

  • 2 Feb 2008

    As Kenyan churches are struggling to help prevent the country from descending into genocide, they envision a long term healing effort that will require the sustained engagement of international ecumenical partners.

  • 31 Jan 2008

    The Philippines Catholic Bishops' Conference has described the sale and trade of human organs, and issue of increasing concern across South East Asia as "morally unacceptable" and as a violating the dignity of a human person.

  • 30 Jan 2008

    Pope Benedict XVI has told a gathering of academics that science should serve rather than enslave humanity, warning that the reduction of human beings and nature to mere 'objects' is not good for the spirit of reasoned enquiry.

  • 28 Jan 2008

    A commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day is being held today in the presence of the President of the European Parliament Hans-Gert Pöttering and a range of guests, including around 150 parliamentarians.

  • 22 Jan 2008

    Organisers of events to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday 27 January 2008 say that a large number of civic and faith groups across Europe are due to take part, including British Muslims.

  • 10 Jan 2008

    The Anglican Bishop of Southwark, the Rt Rev Dr Tom Butler, has encouraged Christians to give serious thought to the responsibility to donate their organs to others upon their death, saying it is a striking example of love of neighbour.

  • 1 Jan 2008

    More than 30 people have been burned to death in a church in western Kenya after they sought refuge from the mounting violence over last week's elections - which has claimed more than 250 victims, according to official estimates.

  • 13 Dec 2007

    Our parliamentary politics is about mediating different interests in a society of strangers, says Simon Barrow. But bioethical decisions confront us with the need to move beyond accommodation and confrontation to moral community.