News Brief

  • July 18, 2007

    The outspoken Roman Catholic Archbishop of Bulawayo, Pius Ncube, has urged Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to step down as the country faces deepening political and economic woes - and new reports of abuses come through.

  • July 18, 2007

    Shepherds in the Palestinian village of Tuba in the South Hebron Hills have been working to preserve their livelihood in the face of threats from Israeli settlers, Christian Peacemaker Teams at At-Tuwani reports.

  • July 18, 2007

    Christian and civil rights groups have expressed delight at an employment tribunal decision in favour of a gay youth worker who has won his discrimination claim against the Bishop of Hereford. There are calls for the bishop to resign.

  • July 17, 2007

    Nyaradzai Gumbonzvanda, a Roman Catholic woman from Zimbabwe, is to be the new general secretary of the World Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) - a major international NGO located in 125 countries.

  • July 17, 2007

    Four hundred Christians from a variety of traditions will gather in Swanwick, Derbyshire, next weekend )from 20 - 22 July) for a vocational and campaigning conference entitled 'Called to be Peacemakers - Who Me?'

  • July 17, 2007

    The US Church of the Bretheren, an Anabaptist denomination, has called for the outlawing of depleted uranium weapons and has backed anti-war initiatives from Christian Peacemaker Teams and the World Council of Churches.

  • July 16, 2007

    A key group of US faith leaders has come together to press for an end to the war in Iraq. 'From Conquest to Community, from Violence to Reverence,' is the theme of a major interfaith fast that will take place later in 2007.

  • July 16, 2007

    Stuff happens in life - sometimes not very pleasant things, like being daignosed with cancer. Deirdre Good says the Gospel is about nurturing hopeful acceptance not blame in the face of both adversity and prejudice.

  • July 16, 2007

    Polish parliamentarians have voted to ban trading on Roman Catholic feast days after complaints that foreign supermarkets, such as British-owned Tesco, are ignoring the religious needs of workers.

  • July 16, 2007

    Anglican Bishop Sergio Carranza-Gomez of Los Angeles asks whether Rowan Williams is an effective prisoner an anachronistic form of evangelicalism that pretends to "complete" the English Reformation by imposing monolithic uniformity on disputed issues.