Catholic bishops in the UK have spoken out over the “systematic and deliberately relentless” persecution of Christians in Iraq during an emotional Mass at Westminster Cathedral filled with families mourning lost loved ones.
Churches worldwide are being invited to mark a day of prayer for Zimbabwe on Sunday 22 June, as the beginning of a season of prayer for the people and government of the African country, which is facing a critical time in its history.
A major and sometimes controversial figure in the Israeli peace-making world has arrived in London. Ron Kronish, Director of the Israeli Inter-Religious Co-ordinating Committee for Israel, is visiting St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation.
The military strategy of trying to win ‘hearts and minds’ in Afghanistan by building schools and health clinics is failing to address the root causes of violence in the country, a report by a group of European and Canadian aid agencies says.
Zimbabwe police and security forces have raided the Harare offices of several Christian groups, arresting the general secretary of the Student Christian Movement of Zimbabwe and other officers and staff.
Congregations of the Church of Scotland (Presbyterian) and the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland, the country's two largest traditions, are being encouraged to make 8 June a Sunday pledged to peace in Israel and Palestine.