News Brief

  • January 13, 2009

    As Israel threatens to escalate its military action even further, entering the most densely populated parts of Gaza, war resisters in the region and internationally have said that violence offers no solution.

  • January 13, 2009

    While North Korea and the generally unknown Christians there remain isolated on the world stage, British Methodists are among those who have been developing relations and providing assistance.

  • January 12, 2009

    Maria Gallastegui, founder of the Peace Strike, has started a hunger strike this morning in solidarity with the people of Gaza and to protest against the escalating military assault on the people of Gaza.

  • January 12, 2009

    By adding more weight to the debate, the campaigning atheists won’t stop the worry about God, says Mark Vernon. Unless they can stop talking about it, they’ll only succeed in giving the rumour new life.

  • January 12, 2009

    A primary health care clinic in Gaza city, funded by Christian Aid has been destroyed by Israeli missile fire. The clinic, which provided free care to Gazans was run by the Near East Council of Churches.

  • January 12, 2009

    Christians, including Christian Ecology Link, will be amongst those taking part in a 'Climate Rush' at Heathrow airport today.

  • January 12, 2009

    The poorest in the UK will be hit hardest by climate change, a new report has warned although tackling climate change also offers huge opportunities for cutting poverty in the UK if global warming and poverty are tackled together.

  • January 12, 2009

    The Catholic Archbishop of Liverpool has joined the appeals for a ceasefire in Gaza, from around the world, with his own appeal from Bethlehem.

  • January 12, 2009

    Helen Suzman, for many years a lone white liberal crusader against apartheid in South Africa's parliament, and who died on New Year's Day aged 91, has been praised by religious leaders at her burial.

  • January 11, 2009

    Former presenter of Thought for the Day Jonathan Bartley lifts the lid on the politics behind Radio 4's prime time slot