News Brief

  • November 9, 2007

    Amidst the present-buying and annual spending spree of the Christmas period, Christians are being urged to reaffirm their commitment to the message of 'living simply'.

  • November 9, 2007

    The National Council of Churches USA and the development agency Church World Service, holding their annual meeting, have urged the US House of Representatives to officially recognize the slaughter of Armenians in 1915 as a genocide.

  • November 9, 2007

    Despite intense lobbying from the religious right in the USA, the Democratic-led House of Representatives has defied a White House veto threat by voting to outlaw workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.

  • November 9, 2007

    A senior Vatican official has said the Roman Catholic Church welcomes a new Global Christian Forum which has been hailed as the most representative gathering of Christians from many diverse traditions ever held. It is taking place in Kenya.

  • November 8, 2007

    The Roman Catholic bishop of Portsmouth is backing a campaign to legalise brothels. The Right Reverend Crispian Hollis says he does not condone prostitution but supports the controversial campaign launched by Hampshire Women's Institute.

  • November 8, 2007

    Vatican Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, has sent his greetings and best wishes to the Hindu community ahead of the feast of Diwali.

  • November 8, 2007

    Prospective US Presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani has been urged to reconsider his acceptance of the endorsement of a controversial televangelist known for scathing attacks on Muslims and Islam.

  • November 8, 2007

    CURE International, a US-based Christian medical charity which operates teaching hospitals throughout the developing world, yesterday announced plans to open a $16.5 million state-of-the-art medical training centre and hospital in Bethlehem, Palestine.

  • November 8, 2007

    Christian homelessness charity Housing Justice has joined with Scottish Churches Housing Action, Church Action on Poverty and the Church Urban Fund to launch an investigation into the experience of poverty, homelessness and bad housing across Britain.

  • November 8, 2007

    As medical science continues to explore the wonder of the human body, we must ensure that our theological thinking keeps pace, says Kevin Boyd. Fleshly existence is deeply bound up with religious formation, not least in incarnational Christianity.