News Brief

  • 11 Feb 2007

    Churches in Australia are at the centre of controversy for erecting signs declaring that "Jesus Loves Osama".

  • 11 Feb 2007

    Philippine churches, buoyed by a yearly celebration of a National Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, are uniting to help ensure clean and honest elections in May - writes Maurice Malanes from Baguio City, Philippines, for Ecumenical News International (ENI).

  • 10 Feb 2007

    UK chancellor Gordon Brown and other finance ministers at the Group of Seven (G7) rich nations meeting which opened tyesterday in Essen, Germany, must fulfill their two-year-old promise to stop international financial institutions imposing damaging economic policies on developing countries, according to Christian Aid and other church-related development NGOs.

  • 10 Feb 2007

    A study released by the Geneva-based World Health Organization has noted the key role of faith-based organizations in HIV prevention and care, but says greater collaboration is needed between them and public health agencies - writes Peter Kenny from Geneva for Ecumenical News International (ENI).

  • 9 Feb 2007
  • 9 Feb 2007

    Talks between the Palestinian factions of Hamas and Fatah have forged an agreement to create a Palestinian unity government, following extensive diplomatic and political efforts.

  • 9 Feb 2007

    Against the backdrop of a country still transitioning from civil war to an elected presidential system of rule, Christians representing two of the Democratic Republic of Congo's Mennonite conferences, Communaut?© Evang?©lique Mennonite (CEM) and Communaut?© Mennonite au Congo (CMCO), have welcomed delegates from Mennonite Church USA in a relationships building exercise.

  • 9 Feb 2007

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his country's internal and external security depends upon two things - its traditional religions and its nuclear forces - writes Sophia Kishkovsky from Moscow for Ecumenical News International (ENI).

  • 9 Feb 2007

    UK-based international development and advocacy agency Christian Aid is backing British international development secretary Hilary Benn's criticism of the new Chinese loans policy to Africa.

  • 9 Feb 2007

    Against a backdrop of public questioning about how a beneficially plural society can be sustained, the British Methodist Church is inviting people of all ages and faith backgrounds to take part in the Face 2 Faith photo competition, capturing images that communicate something powerful about positive inter-faith relations.