News Brief

  • July 14, 2008

    Christians have lived in conformity to the ethics of Caesar too long, says Simon Barrow. As Christendom fades, fresh possibilities for peace emerge from a renewed understanding of what it means to be the Body of Christ.

  • July 14, 2008

    Women of faith have a special calling to restore religion’s principles of nonviolence in a conflicted world, Sister Joan Chittister has told more than 2,000 women at a gathering in the USA.

  • July 14, 2008

    The openly gay Anglican Bishop of New Hampshire in the USA has spoken today of his sadness for a protester who interrupted his sermon on Sunday - urging Christians to overcome prejudice and fear with love.

  • July 14, 2008

    A Hindu woman living in India has produced a 900-page poetic epic on the life and message of Jesus following the style of such Hindu classics as Mahabharat and Ramayan. It has been written in Kannada.

  • July 14, 2008

    A cookbook published by the Lutheran World Federation not only contains more than 100 recipes from 22 countries, but also offers an insight into how people from around the world grow and prepare food.

  • July 14, 2008

    The United Reformed Church has urged local congregations to take action to support Zimbabweans living in Britain, as warns government over the continuing crisis in the southern African nation.

  • July 14, 2008

    UK-based international development agency Christian Aid has said that the G8 agreement to halve carbon emissions by 2050 was a step in the right direction, but was not enough to halt global warming.

  • July 11, 2008

    Campaigners say that the US Senate has administered the 'last rites' to the Reliable Replacement Warhead (RRW). The Senate Appropriations Committee passed an annual spending bill yesterday that rejected all funding for the new weapon.

  • July 10, 2008

    A United Nations committee meeting here has determined that two Baha’i shrines in Israel possess “outstanding universal value” and should be considered as part of the cultural heritage of humanity as a whole.

  • July 10, 2008

    The Methodist Conference has received a major report challenging the Church to eliminate discrimination in an increasingly diverse Christian community.