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In light of the escalating conflict in Gaza, the Methodist Church is calling for international pressure on both Israel and Hamas to bring an end to the violence.
Vigils are being organised in London this weekend to protest the Israeli military strikes in Gaza today, which have killed around 200 people and injured scores more.
The humanitarian gesture proved short-lived, say observers in Gaza. Israeli war planes and combat helicopters have pounded the area, killing around 200 people.
Following widespread international criticism, Israel has re-opened crossings into the Gaza Strip to allow the delivery of humanitarian aid.
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has accused South Africa of losing the moral high ground of its anti-apartheid years by failing to stand up to Zimbabwe's dictatorial president Robert Mugabe.
Peace is a way of life, says the Rev Dr Geiko Müller-Fahrenholz, and it is the mission of the churches to bring up new generations of Christians to live out God's peace in all aspects of their lives.
Since 1988 the Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) have trained violence reduction teams or investigative teams and sought to place them in high conflict situations such as Colombia, the Middle East and
The constitutional upheavals of the 17th century gave rise to the view of individual liberty to which we have basically subscribed ever since; that our liberty consists in our not being unnecessarily
In recent years the government has introduced a raft of new speech crimes, including incitement to religious hatred and incitement to sexual hatred.
Equal participation and shared responsibility in society are at the basis of a peaceful coexistence between Christians and Muslims, participants at an inter-religious symposium in Tehran, Iran, declared last week.