Life and Death

  • 12 Jun 2007

    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.

  • 18 May 2007

    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.

  • 14 May 2007

    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.

  • 9 May 2007

    Not for Sale Sunday. Is an opportunity to say that womens, childrens and mens bodies are Not for Sale.

  • 9 May 2007

    Every year the Campagine Against Arms Trade Christian Network holds a day of prayer to coincide with Stop the Arms Trade Week.

  • 21 Apr 2007

    Korean and American Korean Methodist leaders say that the aftermath of the awful Virginia Tech killings should be the search for healing not revenge.

  • 20 Apr 2007

    A leading Hindu organisation has suggested that calls for open funeral pyres at British crematoria are primarily cultural rather than religious, but sensitivity to different funeral sensistivities is needed.

  • 18 Apr 2007

    Hilary Benn wants to end the nomenclature of a 'war on terror', but he does not seem to have abandoned the 'clash of civilizations' or proposed any real alternative, writes Michael Marten.

  • 18 Apr 2007

    The latest US shooting atrocity, at Virginia Tech University, is another tragic embodiment of American worship of the gun, says Tim Nafziger.

  • 18 Apr 2007

    The widespread availability of deadly weapons links the Virginia Tech killings to 'wanton violence' elsewhere in the world, says World Council of Churches chief Samuel Kobia. He wants proper gun controls.