A 'human chain for peace' is being organised by Catholics in Mumbai tomorrow, following the recent terrorist attacks. 'Join hands for unity' is the slogan being used by the association Bombay Catholic Sabha, which is formed by the majority of the Catholic laity in the city.
Words of encouragement from local, regional and international church leaders, who want Christians to remain in Iraq, have not been able to stem a tide of Iraqi refugees from leaving their country in the face of violence.
The Iraqi parliament has voted to accept a deal on the future withdrawal of US troops from the country after negotiations with the White House, the State Department and a variety of interests and voices within the country.
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.