News Brief

  • December 4, 2007

    A report published today (Tuesday) has revealed that 26 top UK universities have received contracts for at least £725 million over six years in sponsorship by arms companies and public military bodies with over 1,900 projects funded in this way

  • December 4, 2007

    Quakers are gearing up to celebrate the 60th anniversary of their award of the Nobel Peace Prize.

  • December 4, 2007

    A report from United States intelligence agencies has undermined those close to the White House who have been arguing for unilateral military action against Iran by saying that Tehran halted its nuclear weapons programme in 2003.

  • December 4, 2007

    To cheers at Tate Liverpool gallery, 48-year-old artist Mark Wallinger won the 2007 Turner Prize, the world's premier art award, and dedicated his win to campaigner Brian Haw, whose anti-Iraq war protest shaped his work 'State Britain'.

  • December 4, 2007

    The Methodist Church in Britain has pronounced A Word in Time, the online Bible study for daily life, launched at the beginning of September 2007, "hugely successful", and is extending the programme to reach a wider audience.

  • December 3, 2007

    Teacher Gillian Gibbons is to be released from prison in Sudan today after she was jailed for letting school children name a teddy bear Muhammad. The case has caused international outrage and Muslims have criticised her jailing.

  • December 3, 2007

    Interfaith leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean have met with officials from three major global multilateral financial bodies to discuss ways of advancing the struggle for the MDGs and against poverty and inequality.

  • December 3, 2007

    The non-religious as well as the religious fight amongst themselves, Mark Vernon observes. But in questioning, they are all the better for it, provided that plural thoughtfulness can overcome intolerant rationalism.

  • December 3, 2007

    Face to face with violence and death, churches in the Philippines are helping to build peace in a country where armed conflict continues to rage, says Maurice Melanes. Christian-Muslim cooperation is an important part of the alternative agenda.

  • December 3, 2007

    Celebrations are planned in China to mark the production of more than 50 million Bibles in the People's Republic by Amity Printing Company, a joint venture between the United Bible Societies and Amity Foundation, a Chinese Christian agency.