News Brief

  • September 16, 2007

    Quakers, often known for the quietness and stillness of their meetings as well as their commitment to justice and peacemaking, are being urged to 'drop their traditional modesty' for the first ever National Quaker Week.

  • September 16, 2007

    The Archbishop of York has urged Gordon Brown to end Britain's 'colonial guilt' and spearhead a campaign of sanctions against the 'racist' dictatorship of Robert Mugabe.

  • September 16, 2007

    A new report has revealed that faith schools are turning their backs on their original remit to tackle the poor and vulnerable, and selecting proportionately more white, middle-class pupils.

  • September 14, 2007

    The Anthem for AIDS campaign featuring desmond Tutu aims to set a Guinness World Record for the first charity single to achieve one million sales by download only.

  • September 14, 2007

    Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has renewed the church's call for "immigration policies which respect the rights and gifts of those among us, now living in fear, whose contributions to our communities and economy are so valued."

  • September 14, 2007

    Relief teams from aid agencies in the UK have left to assess the impact of a series of massive quakes that rocked Sumatra’s west coast and led to tsunami warnings being issued across the Indian Ocean.

  • September 14, 2007

    U.S. bishops have voiced concern over death threats against a Peruvian bishop who is a native of Chicago.

  • September 14, 2007

    On the sixth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorists attacks, Desmond M. Tutu, Anglican Archbishop emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa delivered a message of forgiveness to those gathered at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd on the campus of General Theological Seminary (GTS) in New York City.

  • September 13, 2007

    Leaders from many religious communities across the United States have urged Americans of all faiths and none to join a fast from dawn to dusk on Monday 8 October 2007 to call for an end to the Iraq War.

  • September 13, 2007

    Protests from secular and teaching groups have met an announcement by the government that many more faith-based schools are to be brought into the state-funded sector with a pledge to remove "unnecessary barriers" to religious groups.