News Brief

  • October 25, 2007

    Universities with Church of England foundations have been told to emphasise their Christian credentials to make it easier to dismiss staff who don’t share those values, reports The Times Higher Education Supplement.

  • October 25, 2007

    UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been urged to ratify an international convention to protect tribal ownership of land. He was presented with a letter by the president of a Brazil partner to the Catholic Aid Agency CAFOD, urging him to take action.

  • October 25, 2007

    Two people known for their achievements in faith-based advocacy and interfaith dialogue, have been engaged by the Geneva-based World Council of Churches. The new staff members will head the programme on Public witness and the programme on Inter-religious dialogue.

  • October 24, 2007

    National faith, civil rights and labour leaders have unveiled a new campaign to counter the 'growing anti-immigrant movement' in the US. It aims to empower those who have grown weary of the division created by 'anti-immigrant politics'.

  • October 24, 2007

    Christian charities and groups have been mobilising to help the relief workers and half a million people have been moved from their homes in the biggest evacuation in California's history.

  • October 24, 2007

    The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) yesterday called on mosques and other houses of worship across the US to offer prayers for rain to help put out wildfires currently raging in California.

  • October 24, 2007

    While the global news agenda has moved on, UK-based development agency Christian Aid is asking people not to forget the ongoing victims of the tragic South Asia earthquake two years ago - and has pledged to continue its material support.

  • October 24, 2007

    At a high-profile interfaith dialogue for peace in Naples, Italy, earlier this week, gathered religious and political leaders and intellectuals from five continents committed themselves to tackling the causes of global conflict.

  • October 24, 2007

    Leaders of the world's biggest grouping of Reformed churches have compared the effects of neoliberal economic globalisation to the transatlantic slave trade, and said that Christians need to combat this modern form of "enslavement".

  • October 24, 2007

    A narrator in Japanese traditional puppet theatre, a composite art form known as Bunraku, has performed a special piece called 'The Gospel in Bunraku at a church in Sapporo, on Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido.