News Brief

  • October 26, 2007

    On the southern slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro, a small bank owned by 330,000 members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania's Northern District is improving the lives of poor people, while still managing to make a profit.

  • October 26, 2007

    In a significant demonstration of growing opposition to Britain's involvment in the arms trade, Liverpool City Council has voted unanimously in favour of pulling its pension fund out of arms investments.

  • October 25, 2007

    The case of a boy who has been refused a bus pass because he has not been baptised as a Roman Catholic has been referred to the Equality Commission. Elliott Stewart, 11, was denied a free pass to St Leonard’s School in Durham.

  • October 25, 2007

    Disabled children make up a third of the 77 million children worldwide who are excluded from education - equivalent to twice the number of children living in the UK. This is the conclusion of a new report published by Christian development agency World Vision. Click here to support disabled children with World Vision Alternative Gifts

  • October 25, 2007

    Universities with Church of England foundations have been told to emphasise their Christian credentials to make it easier to dismiss staff who don’t share those values, reports The Times Higher Education Supplement.

  • October 25, 2007

    UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been urged to ratify an international convention to protect tribal ownership of land. He was presented with a letter by the president of a Brazil partner to the Catholic Aid Agency CAFOD, urging him to take action.

  • October 25, 2007

    Two people known for their achievements in faith-based advocacy and interfaith dialogue, have been engaged by the Geneva-based World Council of Churches. The new staff members will head the programme on Public witness and the programme on Inter-religious dialogue.

  • October 24, 2007

    National faith, civil rights and labour leaders have unveiled a new campaign to counter the 'growing anti-immigrant movement' in the US. It aims to empower those who have grown weary of the division created by 'anti-immigrant politics'.

  • October 24, 2007

    Christian charities and groups have been mobilising to help the relief workers and half a million people have been moved from their homes in the biggest evacuation in California's history.

  • October 24, 2007

    The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) yesterday called on mosques and other houses of worship across the US to offer prayers for rain to help put out wildfires currently raging in California.