News Brief

  • May 17, 2009

    Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu will address the Church of Scotland's General Assembly in Edinburgh this week. The peace and justice activist will attend the last day of the Kirk's annual gathering as a special guest.

  • May 16, 2009

    Three British Churches have expressed hope about concrete disarmament measures following the the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Preparatory Committee meeting in New York. But they want the UK to scrap its Trident weapons.

  • May 16, 2009

    Victims burned to death in a Kenya Assemblies of God church in what was seen as one of the ugliest symbols of violence that followed the country's disputed election back in 2007 have been laid to rest with pleas for healing of past wounds.

  • May 15, 2009

    Dismissing those who want to reform faith schools as 'useful idiots' for a 'secularist conspiracy' misrepresents the facts, feeds absolutism and undermines sensible debate, say Simon Barrow & Jonathan Bartley. It also shows how weak the anti-reform case really is.

  • May 15, 2009

    Church of Scotland members have been horrified by a hard-line minister’s attempt to equate the inclusion of gay people in the Church with Nazism, say those involved in preparing for the denomination's upcoming General Assembly.

  • May 15, 2009

    A Christian denomination and a major migration service in the US have expressed deep concern over the damage to communities and families by recent immigration raids, detention and other enforcement actions. They want action for justice.

  • May 15, 2009

    Members of a parenting website are challenging the site’s owners Johnson and Johnson over its association with the commercial arms trade. Clarion's involvement in the weapons sales business has provoked many protests in recent months.

  • May 15, 2009

    At an historic meeting in Geneva, Switzerland later this month, leaders of two global Reformed church organizations representing over 80 million Christians will gather to plan their merger into one worldwide communion of churches.

  • May 15, 2009

    For the approaching Euro elections, the Jesuit European Office in Brussels has issued an Election Memorandum examining the kind of choices currently facing the European Union, in its internal life and in its relationship with the wider world.

  • May 15, 2009

    Human rights NGO Amnesty International has demanded that the Sri Lankan authorities allow international monitors and humanitarian agencies access to the country's troubled areas, as the fighting and dying continues there.