News Brief

  • August 24, 2007

    An international interfaith conference on HIV/AIDS held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, has called on religious leaders throughout the world to use their places of worship, and educational and health facilities to help in the fight against HIV and AIDS.

  • August 24, 2007

    As part of an initiative from the Children's Commissioner, the Methodist Church is the first Christian denomination to announce that it's London HQ will be taken over by children later this year, so that they can find out how the church works and input their own ideas.

  • August 24, 2007

    The general secretary of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, the Rev Setri Nyomi, has joined events marking the centenary of the Presbyterian Church in Rwanda by urging it to speak out more boldly against injustice over the next 100 years.

  • August 24, 2007

    A Romanian criminal, once labelled the country's fourth most dangerous, is electing to forgo parole after becoming a Seventh-day Adventist Christian. He says that he would rather stay in jail to share his new-found faith and help his fellow prioners.

  • August 24, 2007

    The UK-based international development agency Christian Aid is making £50,000 available to local partner organisations in Jamaica and Haiti to support their post-hurricane relief efforts. Churches worldwide have responded to the disaster.

  • August 22, 2007

    In a move that will reclaim some of the ground that is typically occupied by conservative Christians, Gay Catholics are to focus on the idea of 'family'.

  • August 20, 2007

    Research complied by Sudan Divestment UK has revealed a significant number of companies listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) with close links to the Government of Sudan.

  • August 16, 2007

    The major international body linking together Mennonite and other Anabaptist-related churches throughout the world will live up to its promise to offer practical solidarity to Christians and other suffering in Zimbabwe, it has been reported. An eight-member Koinonia Delegation will visit the country from 16-29 August 2007.

  • August 16, 2007

    The devastating multiple bomb attacks against the minority Yazidi community in northern Iraq on 14 August 2007 may have claimed up to 400 lives, the Iraqi interior ministry claimed today - as the grim task of digging out bodies continues. Once again the Kurds and a religious minority are the victims.

  • August 15, 2007

    The sixtieth anniversary of India's independence reminds us, says Jonathan Bartley, that the nonviolent activism of Gandhi and the the peaceful and environmental 'awkward squads' point to a more hopeful form of politics and social change.