The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has urged world leaders to find new ways to broker peace at the commemoration of 100 years since the outbreak of WW1 at Glasgow Cathedral.
The UN Secretary-General has urged Israelis and Palestinians to stop fighting now, “in the name of humanity” and agree a ceasefire, allowing delivery of urgently needed humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip.
Welcoming the broadly observed 12-hour humanitarian pause in the Gaza conflict, the UN Secretary-General has renewed his appeal for a week-long ceasefire as a prelude to restarting political negotiations.
‘It looks as if the end could be very near.’ This was the emotional response of Canon Andrew White, the Vicar of Baghdad this morning, when asked about the prospects for Christianity in Iraq. He was at pains to stress that Christians and Muslims in Iraq have lived and worked together peacefully for centuries: it is terrorism, not Islam that is the problem.