News Brief

  • September 11, 2007

    European Commission president José Manuel Barroso has praised the role of Christianity in promoting European unification, and has appealed to religions to strengthen the values on which the unity of the continent is based.

  • September 11, 2007

    Some 250 supporters of human rights gathered to protest at the new Wembley Stadium during the England-Israel qualifying match for the Euro 2008 competition - highlighting the plight of a Palestinian youth team denied a visa to visit Britain.

  • September 10, 2007

    Talk of the efficacy or otherwise of the surge is a smokescreen, says Simon Barrow. There is no long-term military solution to Iraq’s nightmare. But viable alternatives are being sought within civil society.

  • September 10, 2007

    Information released this morning reveals that the Government has invited a number of oppressive regimes to send representatives to an arms fair in London which begins tomorrow.

  • September 10, 2007

    Churches in Zimbabwe’s second largest city, Bulawayo, are launching emergency distributions of water and warning of ‘disastrous’ water shortages that could lead to diseases like cholera.

  • September 10, 2007

    Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and Professor Tariq Ramadan are to address the role of faith in British society at the first Christian Muslim Forum annual conference, which starts today (Monday) in Cambridge.

  • September 10, 2007

    The Government has promised to remove "unnecessary barriers" for religious groups that want to provide state education.

  • September 10, 2007

    The Howard League for Penal Reform has today (Monday) published a book that examines the anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) and suggest it is failing to prevent further crime and anti-social behaviour among offenders.

  • September 10, 2007

    Evangelicals have opened themselves up to charges of hypocrisy, and caused a general kerfuffle after producing posters carrying catchphrases from hit comedy sketch shows.

  • September 9, 2007

    A senior leader of the Russian Orthodox Church has said the major churches in Europe need to join forces and seek allies from other faiths to ensure society upholds traditional ethical values - and has criticised Christians who take a different view.