News Brief

  • October 5, 2007

    Christian Peacemaker Teams UK, the London Catholic Worker, the Oxford Catholic Worker and Voices UK are organising a peace walk through London on Sunday 7 October 2007 to mark the sixth anniversary of the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan.

  • October 5, 2007

    Police in Pakistan say that the suspected killer of a Salvation Army worker, who held an administrative position in the group's Lahore office, had been arrested but had escaped from custody over the past weekend. Embezzlement is suspected.

  • October 5, 2007

    A joint report from the Anglican Consultative Council and the Primates of the Anglican Communion has found that the Episcopal Church has "clarified all outstanding questions" relating to its response to the requests of the Windsor Report on the sexuality row.

  • October 5, 2007

    A leader of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia says a move by a human rights group to bring former president Sam Nujoma before the International Criminal Court in The Hague might result in public violence or even civil war.

  • October 5, 2007

    An appeal to supermarket bosses backed by churches and parents appears to could lead to a significant shift in the way Halloween is marketed in the UK - with an emphasis on giving more than tricking for treats.

  • October 4, 2007
  • October 4, 2007

    The internet has played a major role in galvanising solidarity on behalf of the repressed democracy movement in Burma. Now bloggers in the UK and elsewhere are joining in on the action.

  • October 4, 2007

    The Rev Dr Michael Kinnamon, known for his work on issues of justice and peace, has been nominated as the next General Secretary of the National Council of Churches (USA).

  • October 4, 2007

    Gayy Christians in the UK have criticised primarily white conservative Christians for pressurising African Anglican leaders, and have said that the US Episcopal Church's compromise in saying it will not ordain gay people or bless partnerships at the moment will backfire.

  • October 4, 2007

    American congress persons, including Joe Pitts of Pennsylvania, are urging European countries to keep up the political and economic pressure on the dictatorship in Burma, following the brutal suppression of pro-democracy protests originally led by Buddhist monks.