Church leaders from around the world have expressed their shock and outrage at the atrocities in Mumbai. The Archbishop of Canterbury has written to the High Commissioner of India, Shiv Shankar Mukherjee, expressing his sadness.
The carnage in Mumbai in which gunmen have killed over a hundred people, injured many more and taken hostages, has shocked the world. It has thrown a spotlight on religious extremism of various kinds, writes Savi Hensman.
A series of violent attacks has struck Mumbai, India’s commercial capital, killing many people. Hostages are being held and the situation beyond the tragic headlines is only just coming in to view, Ekklesia is learning.
There may not be much fun and yuletide merriment this Christmas, as Father Christmas may not make it over the Separation Wall. A new Christmas Card produced by the charity the Amos Trust, features Father Christmas walking along the barrier.
Israel is collectively punishing innocent civilians by withholding and controlling food and medicine to Gaza, says Christian Aid. Despite repeated calls from the international community, Gaza remains closed to food and medicine.
Fifteen masked Israeli settlers from the illegal outpost of Havat Ma'on attacked three Palestinian shepherds who were grazing their flocks in a valley south of the outpost, and Christian peacemakers who were with them.