The Methodist and United Reformed Churches have together voiced their concern about increasing levels of violence and political intimidation, linked to the delay in announcing the result of Zimbabwe’s presidential election.
In New York at 9.30 am local time on Sunday 20 April 2008, the Pope visited Ground Zero, the name now used to refer to the site once occupied by the twin towers of the World Trade Centre. He prayed for peace and an end to hatred.
A new painting of St George by Scott Norwood Witts, which depicts the saint as a man of compassion rather than a crusader, is to be unveiled at the Catholic Cathedral of St George, Southwark, to mark the saint’s day next week.
As the 60th anniversary of the creation of the state of Israel approaches, Western church leaders are putting their names to a historic joint declaration calling for a just peace in Palestine/Israel. Desmond Tutu is among signatories.
The Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) has called on the Prime Minister to end his silence on a High Court ruling on BAE Systems and official arms corruption investigations that took place nearly a week ago.
Twenty-eight arms control advocacy and religious organizations called today for a key committee of the US Congress to stop the administration from building a new nuclear weapon. It came in a letter organized by the Quakers.
The success of arms trade campaigners in bringing the judicial review in which the High Court has ruled that the Serious Fraud Office and UK government acted illegally in dropping a corruption investigation against BAE Systems, under pressure from the Saudis, is a major achievement