News Brief

  • December 26, 2007

    Domestic violence and what the church needs to do to respond to this problem topped the agenda for the recent second gathering of Central American Anabaptist Women Theologians.

  • December 25, 2007

    Whether we love or hate Christmas, we know all about it. But the same may not be true of the coming of Jesus, says Simon Barrow. In Christ, God radically disrupts religious 'business as usual'.

  • December 25, 2007

    As church leaders throughout Britain put the final flourishes on their Christmas messages this morning, a Welsh Christian figurehead is focussing on the practical side of the gospel message of hope - respect for creation through recycling.

  • December 25, 2007

    Not far from the US capital, where political debate rages over immigration, Floris United Methodist Church has invited hard-pressed day labourers in from the cold for a Christmas party.

  • December 24, 2007

    Christmas and Chanukah, says Rabbi Michael Lerner, share a spiritual message - that it is possible to bring light and hope in a world of darkness, oppression and despair.

  • December 24, 2007

    The decision by Tony Blair, joint architect of the invasion of Iraq, to be received into the Roman Catholic Church has excited comment across the world in the run up to Christmas, which focuses on the birth of Christ, the prince of peace.

  • December 24, 2007

    The Anglican bishop of London says in a Christmas letter that the return of religious issues to centre stage in the public sphere is welcome, but he claims it has provoked a dangerous reaction from what he calls "secular fundamentalists".

  • December 24, 2007

    A new Scottish carol tells how a huge barrier constructed by Israel in Palestinian territory divides races and religions, stopping ordinary people getting to the place where the founder of Christianity was born 2000 years ago.

  • December 24, 2007

    Japanese Christian groups are concerned about poverty among young adults in a country that once had an image of lifetime employment and a strong middle class base.

  • December 18, 2007

    Some church leaders caught up in the sexuality row not only refuse to consider scholarship which does not conform to their own perspective but also demand the right to prohibit others from acting on the fruits of study, says Savi Hensman. Anglicans need to be learners not warriors.