The Church of England has given cautious acceptance to the proposal to produce cytoplasmic hybrid embryos for research into the alleviation of serious diseases - but is concerned about the implications for fatherhood.
Pope Benedict XVI has encouraged a group of experts to search for heart treatments using adult stem cells, saying scientific experimetation should be encouraged, provided it is not to detriment to other human beings.
You are invited to a discussion on Making peace headline news with Ekklesia director Simon Barrow, on Tuesday 26 June 2007, at St Ethelburga's, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG, starting at 6.30pm. Ends by 8pm. All welcome.
You are invited to a discussion on Making peace headline news with Ekklesia's Simon Barrow, on Tuesday 26 June 2007, at St Ethelburga's, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG, starting at 6.30pm. Ends by 8pm. All welcome. Feel free to spread the news.
Both churches and human rights groups are calling for the scrapping of Pakistan's blasphemy laws following the handing down of a death sentence and other sanctions against Christians in the Muslim-majority country.
Some 1 billion people will be forced from their homes by 2050 as climate change deepens an already huge global migration crisis, predicts an authoritative new report by Christian Aid - which shows that scapegoating immigrants is the wrong approach.
A coalition of national and regional religious leaders across the United States has launched a major initiative to "zero-out" funding for the production of new nuclear warheads. It has Christian and interfaith backing.