News Brief

  • July 23, 2009

    The Archbishop of Wales has said the Royal Welsh Show is a sign of hope for agriculture, a caution about environment threats and a symbol of encouragement in times of despair.

  • July 23, 2009

    The Chicago-based Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions has announced their fifth global conference from 3 - 9 December 2009 in Melbourne, Australia.

  • July 22, 2009

    A team of Christian representatives from Portugal, Switzerland and Brazil is paying a solidarity visit to churches and civil society groups in Angola and Mozambique this month.

  • July 22, 2009

    Mission workers from the United Methodist Church have called on US President Obama "to take whatever diplomatic and economic steps are necessary" to restore the deposed Honduran President.

  • July 22, 2009

    Campaigners have welcomed a move to protect debt relief and tackle what they say is one of the most repellent aspects of the financial system

  • July 21, 2009

    If there's anything more disheartening than this week's report on social mobility, it's the government's response to it. Their timid proposals for higher education are unlikely to do anything to challenge the way that the education system functions to maintain privilege and inequality.

  • July 21, 2009

    European and Asian companies, have been buying minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that are funding armed groups and fuelling conflict, said Global Witness in a report published today.

  • July 21, 2009

    A Catholic aid agency is condemning the growing climate of insecurity in eastern Congo following the killing of one of its staff members.

  • July 21, 2009

    After a year as an Anglican military chaplain, Ekklesia partner Sande Ramage reflects on her experience and makes some proposals for how the role might be changed

  • July 21, 2009

    Some hardline pressure groups within the church are sucking mar­riage into a narrow religious ghetto, associating it with suburban 1950s curtain-twitching, thus making it even less popular than it is now, says Giles Fraser.