News Brief

  • 27 Dec 2006

    Christmas celebrations for Christians went off peacefully across the majority Islamic nation of Indonesia - with the help of Muslim organizations.

  • 27 Dec 2006

    Muslims help with Christmas celebrations in Indonesia

    -27/12/06

    Christmas celebrations

    Muslims help with Christmas celebrations in Indonesia

    -27/12/06

    Christmas celebrations

  • 27 Dec 2006

    Mennonites work for peace in war-torn Lebanon

    -27/12/06

    The peace churches that togeth

    Mennonites work for peace in war-torn Lebanon

    -27/12/06

    The peace churches that togeth

  • 26 Dec 2006

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, says that the care he saw being given to a baby from an economically deprived family in Bethlehem during his pilgrimage there was a shining reminder of the Christmas message ‚Ä' that God's revolutionary love comes to us as a gift, in the face of all life's trials and joys.

  • 26 Dec 2006

    God's love in Jesus is revolutionary, says Archbishop of Canterbury

    -26/12/06

    The Arc

    God's love in Jesus is revolutionary, says Archbishop of Canterbury

    -26/12/06

    The Arc

  • 25 Dec 2006

    In his Christmas message to the churches in Palestine, Israel, Jordan, and Cyprus, Latin Patriarch Michel Sabbah has offered a vision of peace, justice, freedom and an end to the occupation for the Holy Land ‚Ä' so that it might truly be a sign of hope to the world.

  • 25 Dec 2006

    Latin Patriarch calls for an end to occupation in the Holy Land

    -25/12/06

    In his Chris

    Latin Patriarch calls for an end to occupation in the Holy Land

    -25/12/06

    In his Chris

  • 24 Dec 2006

    The death of a village priest, his wife and three small children in a mysterious fire has highlighted hardships that Russian Orthodox clergy face in isolated locations outside Moscow's bubble of wealth and power ‚Ä' writes Sophia Kishkovsky from Moscow for Ecumenical News International.

  • 24 Dec 2006

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has expressed concern about the safety of historic Christian communities in the Middle East, and particularly in Iraq, given current tensions in the region and the continuing consequences of Western policy.

  • 24 Dec 2006

    Katharine Jefferts Schori, the sometimes embattled Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church in the United States, which is facing attacks by hard-liners in its ranks and through a breakaway Anglican network supported by the Church of Nigeria, has issued a Christmas message which contrasts the vulnerability of God's ways with earthly power-mongering.