News Brief

  • July 14, 2008

    A cookbook published by the Lutheran World Federation not only contains more than 100 recipes from 22 countries, but also offers an insight into how people from around the world grow and prepare food.

  • July 14, 2008

    The United Reformed Church has urged local congregations to take action to support Zimbabweans living in Britain, as warns government over the continuing crisis in the southern African nation.

  • July 14, 2008

    UK-based international development agency Christian Aid has said that the G8 agreement to halve carbon emissions by 2050 was a step in the right direction, but was not enough to halt global warming.

  • July 11, 2008

    Campaigners say that the US Senate has administered the 'last rites' to the Reliable Replacement Warhead (RRW). The Senate Appropriations Committee passed an annual spending bill yesterday that rejected all funding for the new weapon.

  • July 10, 2008

    A United Nations committee meeting here has determined that two Baha’i shrines in Israel possess “outstanding universal value” and should be considered as part of the cultural heritage of humanity as a whole.

  • July 10, 2008

    The Methodist Conference has received a major report challenging the Church to eliminate discrimination in an increasingly diverse Christian community.

  • July 10, 2008

    A major report on abortion, assisted reproductive technologies and stem cell research has been received by the Methodist Conference. The report, Created in God’s Image, also discusses embryo screening and egg and sperm donation.

  • July 10, 2008

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has today supported the findings of the Independent Asylum Commission, which has called for more humane and dignified treatment for those seeking sanctuary in the UK.

  • July 9, 2008

    The Methodist Conference has condemned the UK government’s failure to care for Zimbabwean refugees and is urging the Government to immediately stop all deportations to Zimbabwe and grant indefinite ‘right to remain’ to Zimbabwean refugees.

  • July 9, 2008

    Prime Minister Gordon Brown said that Robert Mugabe’s regime was ‘illegitimate’ and had ‘blood on its hands’. He was speaking at the close of the three-day G8 Summit in Hokkaido, Japan, today.