News Brief

  • June 23, 2007

    Despite misgivings from all sides about the United Nation's Human Rights Council, Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu says the body that is supposed to be an international watchdog should gain in credibility.

  • June 22, 2007

    The UK must face the challenge of climate change with passion and creativity, not gloomy martyrdom, the Church of England has told an official government-initiated consultation on a draft parlaimentary bill.

  • June 22, 2007

    Archbishop Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu comes to St Alban's on Saturday, to lead the city's Annual Pilgrimage in remembrance of the killing of its patron saint. He will focus on the challenges of following Christ today.

  • June 22, 2007

    Doing justice to the Palestinian people will bring about security for Israel too, a global church conference has heard. There were appeals to end the illegal occupation of Palestinian land and to combat anti-Semitism too.

  • June 22, 2007

    Civilians are bearing the brunt of violence as fighting rages in Sri Lanka between the military and the Tamil Tigers (LTTE), church and civilian humanitarian agencies report. Long-term solutions are vitally needed.

  • June 21, 2007

    A new advocacy initiative, launched at the culmination of a World Council of Churches (WCC) conference in Jordan this week, is to help churches worldwide work for a just peace in Palestine and Israel.

  • June 21, 2007

    Fredrick Nzwili looks at recent global and regional initiatives by the churches to confront the complex political and humanitarian issues underlying current crises around migration - especially in the South.

  • June 21, 2007

    As the security situation in Darfur continues to deteriorate and hundreds more local people die, an Action of Churches Together - Caritas employee has been killed in western Darfur, highlighting the ongong carnage.

  • June 21, 2007

    In June and July 2007 the campaigning group Church Action on Poverty (CAP) will mark 25 years of action alongside those at the bottom of the economic, social and political pile in modern Britain.

  • June 20, 2007

    The Vatican has issued a specialised 'Ten Commandments' for motorists to help them avoid road rage, to make sure their vehicles are safe, and to ensure that they do not put other road users' lives at risk.