News Brief

  • December 9, 2008

    A leading British theologian will make an appeal for humanity and justice to be at the centre of the asylum system in a lecture to be given at Westminster Abbey in Central London tomorrow night (10 December).

  • December 9, 2008

    Campaigners for the reform of church schools have warned that the anticipated boost that the Church of England will get to church attendance this Christmas will come at a cost to children.

  • December 9, 2008

    Efforts by the UK government to tackle corruption at home and abroad must take on a new urgency if its championing of legitimate business practices is to remain credible, says Christian Aid.

  • December 9, 2008

    A delegation of Christians has returned from Pakistan with warnings about the disastrous consequences on local Christians of Pakistan's location as a front-line state in the 'war on terror'.

  • December 8, 2008

    Camels have emerged as serious contenders against the traditional chickens and goats when it comes to charity Christmas presents and gifts.

  • December 8, 2008

    A trip to the dentist, a latrine and a night in a malnutrition ward. Sound like the world’s worst Christmas presents? Not according to figures released today by Present Aid, the ethical gift shop for charity Christian Aid.

  • December 8, 2008

    Christians have been urged to opt for "low-carbon living" within "a web of fossil fuel existence" as many poor countries such as Bangladesh experience the negative aspects of human-induced global warming.

  • December 8, 2008

    Money to save lives from disaster must be the priority, as climate change leads to more storms, floods and droughts, Christian relief and development agency Tearfund has said.

  • December 8, 2008

    In the 'United Kingdom' it is our political inheritance which is defining how we see God and the place of the church, rather than a vision of the kingdom of God which is shaping our politics, says Tom Hurcombe. The vision of Jesus and monarchical assumptions are fundamentally antagonistic.

  • December 7, 2008

    The Rev Kenneth Meshoe, head of the opposition African Christian Democratic Party, has condemned a statement attributed to a provincial African National Congress leader which compared the president of the ANC to Jesus.