News Brief

  • 5 Jan 2007

    The outgoing leader of the Anglican Church in Hong Kong has used the opportunity provided by a retirement address to urge dialogue rather than division on issues of sexuality currently raging across the 77 million strong worldwide Anglican Communion.

  • 5 Jan 2007

    The Protestant development aid programme Kerkinactie has left the national platform of Dutch peace and development organizations advocating a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - writes Andreas Havinga for Ecumenical News International.
    The decision of Kerkinactie to end its membership of United Civilians for Peace (UCP) was announced on 22 December and took effect earier this week.

  • 4 Jan 2007

    After the intervention of the Ethiopian troops, the situation in Somalia continues to be very tense, with the Islamic Courts Union (ICU) refusing a government offer for amnesty, say church agencies working in the region.

  • 4 Jan 2007

    As tension and violence continues to escalate in Gaza, Caritas Jerusalem, the Catholic aid agency, continues to be alarmed at the ongoing deterioration of the health situation in the Palestinian Territories - and involved in practical work to redress the situation.

  • 4 Jan 2007

    Caritas remains concerned about health crisis in Palestine

    -04/01/07

    As tension and vi

    Caritas remains concerned about health crisis in Palestine

    -04/01/07

    As tension and vi

  • 4 Jan 2007

    Hong Kong Anglican leader urges dialogue not division on sexuality

    -04/01/07

    The outgo

    Hong Kong Anglican leader urges dialogue not division on sexuality

    -04/01/07

    The outgo

  • 4 Jan 2007

    Churches assist refugees on Somali and Kenyan border

    -04/01/07

    After the intervention

    Churches assist refugees on Somali and Kenyan border

    -04/01/07

    After the intervention

  • 3 Jan 2007

    A television documentary following British church leaders on a recent pre-Christmas 'pilgrimage of peace' to the Israel Palestine ‚Ä' and particularly Bethlehem, traditionally held to be the birthplace of Jesus ‚Ä' is due to be screened this weekend.

  • 3 Jan 2007

    The recent peaceful election in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is just the first step in uniting a country ravaged by decades of war and dictatorship - writes Alain Kabeya N'tumba, advocacy officer for the Kinshasa office of CAFOD, the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development.

  • 3 Jan 2007

    Congo takes first steps in quest for peace and unity

    -03/01/07

    The recent peaceful ele

    Congo takes first steps in quest for peace and unity

    -03/01/07

    The recent peaceful ele