News Brief

  • November 26, 2007

    Dr Rowan Williams has found himself at the centre of a row, following remarks to a Muslim magazine, after a Sunday newspaper construed it as an all-out attack on the US and neocon hard-liner John Bolton attacked him on the BBC.

  • November 26, 2007

    Pope Benedict gave his support and prayers to a major peace conference that will gather in Annapolis, Maryland, USA, tomorrow, seeking steps toward a sustainable solution to the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

  • November 26, 2007

    National Tree Week is the Tree Council's festival to mark the start of the tree planting season, and a nationwide celebration of trees and woods.

  • November 25, 2007

    Kevin Rudd's own values are shaped by faith, says Doug Hynd, but there are conflicting responses from within the churches to the way in which Christians should and should not engage a plural political process.

  • November 25, 2007

    Australians have voted for change, says David Wood. The new premier is a Christian, but he points to a tradition which is outward looking and generous, not insular.

  • November 25, 2007

    Lord Carey of Clifton has backed Ekklesia's call for an end to the archaic and unjust blasphemy law in the UK.

  • November 25, 2007

    Replying to questions on a BBC TV programme today, Lord Carey of Clifton, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, has publicly agreed with the Christian think-tank Ekklesia that it is time for Britain's archaic blasphemy law to be abolished.

  • November 25, 2007

    Rich countries have utterly reneged on their promise to pay £200 million a year to help poor countries cope with climate change, Christian Aid claims. Had the promise been kept, wealthier countries would have now contributed £584 million.

  • November 25, 2007

    Kevin Rudd, a man who has been described by the media as "a bookish, intellectual Christian" and "a self-confessed nerd" has triumphed in the Australian general election against long term right-wing incumbent John Howard.

  • November 24, 2007

    Salaam Bethlehem is touring in the UK throughout the season of Advent with performances until 22 December 2007. This is the story of a production which highlights the situation of a famous city and today's Palestinian Christians and Muslims.