News Brief

  • May 4, 2009

    Investigators from the United Nations have begun a week-long meeting in Geneva today (4 May 2009), in preparation for a fact-finding mission to investigate recent events and military incursions in the Gaza Strip and Israel.

  • May 4, 2009

    Over 2,000 people have been gathering at the Baptist Union of Great Britain and BMS World Mission's annual assembly in Bournemouth, which ends today. The meeting marks 400 years since the first Baptist church was formed in Amsterdam.

  • May 4, 2009

    Many who have committed their lives to working for change and justice in the world simply dismiss Jesus' teachings about nonviolence as impractical idealism, says Walter Wink. This is because they have not understood their true subversive nature and context.

  • May 4, 2009

    Pope Benedict XVI has met privately with a delegation of Canadian native people to express his sorrow for the abuse suffered by indigenous children in Canadian residential schools. The meeting took place at the end of last week.

  • May 3, 2009

    The men at the helm of the UK’s ‘Big Four’ accountancy firms may be boardroom Titans, but few outside the profession have heard of them. Christian Aid hopes that is all about to change, however, with its latest call to action for its supporters

  • 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.