News Brief

  • May 2, 2009

    To mark World Press Freedom Day (3 May 2009) the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) has issued a global statement affirming freedom of the press and condemning censorship and harassment of reporters

  • May 2, 2009

    The Methodist Church has circulated guidance among church leaders in the event of an H1N1 flu pandemic in the UK. Anglican, Catholic, Free Church and independent church leaders are asking people not to overreact to the media hype.

  • May 1, 2009

    In a keynote presentation to a conference in Cambridge on Bank Holiday Monday, an international economist and former advisor to the Treasury will argue that banks ‘too-big-to-fail’ are ‘too big to exist’.

  • May 1, 2009

    Organisations working for a reversal of the tide of violence in the Middle East welcomed the end of the six-year British military mission in Iraq yesterday, and called for continued investment in development, peacebuilding and change.

  • May 1, 2009

    More than 200 young people from many faith backgrounds, travelling from Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Tanzania and the United States, gathered this month at the Kenya Youth Peace Summit in Nairobi.

  • May 1, 2009

    Like many Palestinians living in occupied territory, the Nassars have endured harassment, threats and attacks from nearby settlers, says Emma Halgren. But their response, and that of others, has challenged the cycle of hatred and violence.

  • April 30, 2009

    Christians in eastern Germany have launched a campaign to mark the 20th anniversary of the peaceful revolution that overthrew communism, with a light sculpture shone onto the walls of the regional parliament building in Erfurt.

  • April 30, 2009

    The government suffered a humiliating defeat as MPs backed a resolution calling for former Gurkhas to be allowed to settle in the UK without restriction, raising further questions about rights for soldiers and unjust immigration policies.

  • April 30, 2009

    Amnesty International has marked US President Barack Obama’s first 100 days in office by alalysing his record on security and urging him to fulfill his promise to close Guantánamo Bay and to do more to stamp out torture.

  • April 30, 2009

    The UK evangelical development charity Tearfund is urging US President Barack Obama to build on the success of his 100 days in office by turning his attention to the upcoming Copenhagen summit on climate change with renewed vigour.