News Brief

  • August 10, 2007

    The Anglican Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Rev John Pritchard, whose diocese includes rural areas, has promised the support of the church to the farming communities involved in the latest outbreak of foot and mouth disease.

  • August 10, 2007

    The leader of the Council of Churches in Namibia has expressed concern about environmental problems that could be created if the uranium-rich southern African country accepts an offer by Russia to help build floating nuclear power plants.

  • August 10, 2007

    The Scottish Episcopal Church has welcomed new Prime Minister Gordon Brown's call for a greater international effort to combat global poverty and his reminder to other world leaders of the promises made on development in 2000.

  • August 9, 2007

    Anti-gambling and addiction agencies have welcomed the news that gambling firms that do not meet UK regulatory standards will be banned from advertising in the UK. They are also calling for international agreements.

  • August 9, 2007

    The highest legislative assembly of the 4.8 million member Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has declared its opposition to "any escalation of the war" in Iraq and called upon the US government to work for a just-peace.

  • August 9, 2007

    The joint Parliamentary (Commons and Lords) Human Rights Committee has agreed with civic and church campaigners for migrants rights that changes to the Highly Skilled Migrants Programme in 2006 breached human rights.

  • August 9, 2007

    Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), the North American development and peace agency, is working with local partners to provide a 10-day supply of food for 5,050 families caught up in the post-flood crisis in Bangladesh.

  • August 9, 2007

    West Midlands Police have reported Channel 4 TV to the media regulator Ofcom over the way an Undercover Mosque programme in its Dispatches series was edited - claiming that it was misleading and could harm community relations.

  • August 9, 2007

    The World Council of Churches (WCC) will welcome five young people to serve as interns in its Geneva offices from February 2008 to January 2009 - working in areas such as peace, media relations and interreligious understanding.

  • August 9, 2007

    Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, has announced that he is to send every MP in the country some summer reflection material: The 100-Minute Bible and a guide to slowing down written by the Anglican Bishop of Reading.