News Brief

  • 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.

  • July 16, 2007

    An international group of theologians met recently at Luther Seminary, St Paul, Minnesota, USA, to develop critical theological responses to 'empire' in the context of a divided and unequal world.

  • July 16, 2007

    Dr John Sentamu, the Anglican Archbishop of York, has launched an appeal fund for farmers hit by recent floods in England - following his high profile visits to some of the communities involved.

  • July 16, 2007

    Pax Christi (the Catholic peace movement), the Fellowship of Reconciliation and St Ethelberga's Centre for Peace and Reconciliation are co-hosts of an evening in central London looking at nonviolence in the midst of conflict.

  • July 16, 2007

    Church Action on Poverty has expressed satisfaction at Prime Minister Gordon Brown's recent announcement to review, and quite possibly to­ scrap, controversial plans for a Manchester super-casino.

  • July 16, 2007

    British MPs have been warned by Christian Aid, at a special briefing at the House of Commons, that unless the UK government commits to reducing emissions by 80% by 2050 millions of people in the developing world will suffer.

  • July 15, 2007

    A new document authorised by Pope Benedict XVI restating Roman Catholic views that Protestant denominations are not churches "in the proper sense" has been criticised as setting back the quest for Christian unity.

  • July 14, 2007

    In today’s world of rapid change and widespread insecurity, many people look to the Bible to provide them with certainty, says Savi Hensman. But this is a misleading and dangerous way to approach the text - and life.

  • July 14, 2007

    Gordon Brown, artfully manoeuvred into Downing Street, will have little room to operate in for the social justice agenda. But what space there is will be created by the power of imagination, says Simon Barrow. Look at the example of Northern Ireland.