News Brief

  • January 11, 2008

    One of the few of its kind in the world, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame has announced a Ph.D. programme in peace studies. The programme welcomes applications from scholars of all religious and secular traditions.

  • January 11, 2008

    A major international conference on Catholic peacemaking is to take place later this year, bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars and peacebuilding practitioners from countries around the world that have been torn by conflict, it was announced yesterday.

  • January 11, 2008

    An event at Washington National Cathedral in the US later this month is to gather young people together to ask what Martin Luther King's platform would be for the next US President.

  • January 11, 2008

    The chief of the United Methodist Church's public affairs unit in the US will meet today with Jim Owens, President and CEO of Caterpillar in order to convey his opposition to Caterpillar's equipment sales to Israel.

  • January 11, 2008

    Turkey's Catholic community wants to mark the 2000th anniversary of the birth of St Paul by improving the status of the country's Christian minorities, as well as reopening a church at the apostle's birthplace in Tarsus.

  • January 11, 2008

    Eucharistic sharing and the development of goods in community can help to reshape what we mean by globalisation in a divided and unequal world, says a recent consultation of three Christian Communions.

  • January 10, 2008

    At midday today (Thursday) Christians will go to No.10 Downing Street to protest against the Government's recent announcement to build a new generation of nuclear power plants. will present the Prime Minister with a solar powered torch and a sample of insulation material.

  • January 10, 2008

    Three Christian traditions have prepared a joint statement saying that their shared Eucharistic vision is an ethical one through which "our churches may seek to transform the dehumanizing effects of economic, social, and cultural globalization."

  • January 10, 2008

    The Prime Minister's office has said that it will consult Britain's churches over the scrapping of the country's blasphemy laws, after the principled need to do so was strengthened by a tabled amendment in the House of Commons.

  • January 10, 2008

    The Anglican Bishop of Southwark, the Rt Rev Dr Tom Butler, has encouraged Christians to give serious thought to the responsibility to donate their organs to others upon their death, saying it is a striking example of love of neighbour.