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Black church leaders in the United Kingdom believe that the ethos of hope and positivity generated by the 'Obama generation' in the USA, with the advent of the new president, can benefit people here.
Anglican Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu will be among the guests at the commemorative service for a notable eighteenth century social reformer and anti-slavery activist planned for next week.
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.
Pope Benedict says he has full solidarity with Jewish people and warns against Holocaust denial, following outrage at his reinstatement of an excommunicated bishop who says there were no gas chambers.
Barack Obama spoke in his inauguration of "being on the wrong side of history", says Uri Avnery. For the USA and Israel the Gaza tragedy shows what this means. But there is 'another Israel'.
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.
A senior black Anglican says the Church of England and the Anglican Communion should grasp the climate of change signalled by Barack Obama's ascendancy, using it to transform their own culture.
Civic and religious leaders are concerned about a recent rise in anti-Jewish attacks and incidents in Britain, linked to the exploitation by racists of feelings about the current hostilities in Gaza.
A Christian academic has warned churches that they will need to be extra vigilant against racism in Europe related to the recession and economic downturn across Europe.