News Brief

  • December 3, 2007

    The non-religious as well as the religious fight amongst themselves, Mark Vernon observes. But in questioning, they are all the better for it, provided that plural thoughtfulness can overcome intolerant rationalism.

  • December 3, 2007

    Face to face with violence and death, churches in the Philippines are helping to build peace in a country where armed conflict continues to rage, says Maurice Melanes. Christian-Muslim cooperation is an important part of the alternative agenda.

  • December 3, 2007

    Celebrations are planned in China to mark the production of more than 50 million Bibles in the People's Republic by Amity Printing Company, a joint venture between the United Bible Societies and Amity Foundation, a Chinese Christian agency.

  • December 3, 2007

    Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has joined members of the Working Group on Orphans and Vulnerable Children calling on the UK government to put children at the heart of its new strategy for tackling HIV/AIDS throughout the world.

  • December 3, 2007

    The Church of England and the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England have expressed concerns about a government amendment to the Public Order Act 1986 creating a new offence of incitement to hatred on grounds of sexual orientation.

  • December 3, 2007

    A daily online Advent calendar from the Episcopal Diocese of Washington DC aims to to help office workers, families and those with busy lives to reflect on 'the reason for the season' - and to think about giving if they want, too.

  • December 2, 2007

    Christian Aid will push for a follow-on agreement to the Kyoto Protocol to include large-scale financial support for developing nations from the rich industrialised world at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bali starting tomorrow.

  • December 2, 2007

    A church-backed group of farmworkers and supporters have joined a 30 November 2007 nine-mile march through Miami to the headquarters of Burger King to demand higher wages and better conditions in Florida's tomato fields.

  • December 1, 2007

    The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance, a partnership involving major Christian development and church agencies, including several in the UK, is encouraging people of faith to take individual and collective responsibility for combatting HIV/AIDS.

  • December 1, 2007

    Several thousand people marched in Sudan's capital Khartoum yesterday, calling for a tougher sentence for a British teacher imprisoned for insulting religion. But many other Muslims have called for her immediate release.