News Brief

  • July 25, 2009

    What role does Anabaptism have to play in renewing Christianity in the new century? How do we appropriately take our past into the future?

  • July 25, 2009

    The war in Sri Lanka is over, say the headlines. Savitri Hensman, a native of the troubled land who now lives in Britain, offers a more complex account of the continuing struggle for peace with justice.

  • July 25, 2009

    The Archbishop of Canterbury has expressed deep concern about the plight of British service personnel in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, as opposition to armed intervention continues.

  • July 25, 2009

    Thousands of activists worldwide will participate in a Global Day of Action on 25 July, to demonstrate international solidarity with those whose human rights are being abused in Iran.

  • July 24, 2009

    Seven Methodist Church leaders in Fiji have been arrested and questioned by the country's military government. The regime is reported to fear political discussions at the Methodists' forthcoming annual conference.

  • July 24, 2009

    Claims about the economic benefits of the arms industry have been grossly exaggerated, according to evidence highlighted by the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT). They are challenging the argument that the industry is good for British jobs.

  • July 24, 2009

    A Methodist minister will be offering visitors to Trafalgar Square a touch of midweek spirituality as he leads a worship service from the fourth plinth, alongside Nelson’s Column and the imposing facade of the National Gallery.

  • July 24, 2009

    Around 1,600 Quakers will gather in York tomorrow for their week-long annual conference. The event is likely to be dominated by a decision on whether to carry out same-sex commitment ceremonies on the same basis as heterosexual weddings.

  • July 24, 2009

    The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) will make decisions on issues related to human sexuality at its 2009 Churchwide Assembly from 17-23 August in Minneapolis.

  • July 23, 2009

    A Brazilian organization has thanked human rights NGO Amnesty International after an action by the organization brought safety to a peasant farmer and land rights activist.