A Catholic advocacy and development agency has called on the British government to fulfil its responsibilities to the people of East Timor, following a quarter-century of violence during which the UK supplied arms to Indonesia.
Churches working for and end to outbreaks of ethnic and religious conflict in Indonesia will receive a solidarity visit from an international ecumenical delegation sent by the World Council of Churches.
Christians have lived in conformity to the ethics of Caesar too long, says Simon Barrow. As Christendom fades, fresh possibilities for peace emerge from a renewed understanding of what it means to be the Body of Christ.
Campaigners say that the US Senate has administered the 'last rites' to the Reliable Replacement Warhead (RRW). The Senate Appropriations Committee passed an annual spending bill yesterday that rejected all funding for the new weapon.
The Pentagon has announced that the US military will continue to use and export even the most unreliable cluster bombs over the next decade. The policy decision comes shortly after 111 countries agreed to a global treaty banning cluster bombs.
Organisers of an anti-violent crime conference being held in Brixton on Saturday have welcomed the Archbishop of York’s comments that the Church of England should be reaching out to young people in knife crime.
Climate change, its causes and consequences as well as the role of churches worldwide, are at the centre of a 7-14 July 2008 visit to the Pacific region by World Council of Churches general secretary the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia.