News Brief

  • August 3, 2007

    The UK and France should use what ever leverage they have over Chad and Eritrea to encourage them to help build a consensus among the Darfur rebels and bring a just peace to the Sudan killing fields, says a leading church agency.

  • August 3, 2007

    A report in this week’s Church of England Newspaper (3 August 2007) claims that Archbishop Peter Akinola of Nigeria may ordain a bishop for an English jurisdiction before the Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops in 2008.

  • August 2, 2007

    Responding on behalf of the Methodist Church in Britain, Anthea Cox, the denomination's Coordinating Secretary for Public Life and Social Justice, has welcomed the Report of the Joint Committee on the Draft Climate Change Bill.

  • August 2, 2007

    The Church of England, would shut down were it not for the ministrations of its gay members, including clergy, says Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire – interviewed by Scottish journalist Andrew Collier.

  • August 2, 2007

    Two Japanese popular associations have condemned what they say is a military-inspired "deliberate murder attempt" against a Christian minister who serves as the co-leader of the Citizens Coalition for Peace in Japan.

  • August 1, 2007

    The renowned war artist John Keane has produced a series of eleven new paintings for a challenging new exhibition, Children in Conflict, which is due to open at Wolverhampton Art Gallery on 24 November 2007.

  • August 1, 2007

    Church agencies, including Britain's Christian Aid, are calling on the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to act urgently in the case of Pascal Kubungulu Kibembi who was brutally murdered two years ago.

  • August 1, 2007

    Gordon Brown will be less overt in his faith agenda and less establishment in his church instincts, suggests Simon Barrow. But religion and public life will remain hot political issues.

  • August 1, 2007

    War-torn Sri Lanka is to receive the first of a series of ecumenical "living letters" teams which will visit Christian communities facing situations of violence in different regions of the world.

  • July 31, 2007

    Christian women activists have expressed anger at what they say is an alarming crisis due to female feticide in India, after two dumps of illegally aborted female foetuses were found in the world's second most populous nation.