News Brief

  • July 4, 2008

    Supporters of inclusive schooling have expressed disappointment at a high court judgment that fails to consider seriously religious discrimination under the European Convention on Human Rights.

  • July 4, 2008

    World Council of Churches general secretary the Rev Dr Sam Kobia has expressed "joy" at the liberation of Ingrid Betancourt and other hostages in Colombia - and has called for more humanitarian releases.

  • July 4, 2008

    Controversial new London Mayor Boris Johnson's deputy, a former Church of England minister, faces an enquiry into historic claims of inappropriate behaviour and financial misconduct, which he has dubbed "groundless".

  • July 4, 2008

    Pope Benedict XVI and the Orthodox ecumenical patriarch Bartholemew are seeking to put differences aside in order to encourage a growing global vision of Christian unity in a divided world, using St Paul as an exemplar.

  • July 3, 2008

    The world’s most critical environmental and social problems will only be solved by “a new vision of development”, a Catholic agency has told the United Nations.

  • July 3, 2008

    Should parents who choose to treat their children's illnesses with prayer rather than medicine be charged with abuse, neglect, or even manslaughter when their children die? Shawn F. Peters explores the issues.

  • July 3, 2008

    Nonviolence doesn't always seem to work - but neither does military might. That was Professor Norman Kember's response to questions at the annual Global Student Forum (GSF) for sixth formers attended by a Government minister and where conflict resolution was a major theme.

  • July 3, 2008

    The British Humanist Association (BHA) has reacted to news that there are at least 40 schools in Britain which teach creationism in science lessons. The figures were revealed in a report broadcast on More 4 News on Tuesday.

  • July 2, 2008

    Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell says that he was "violently ejected" from a major London evangelical church after seeking to mount a protest against a hardline Anglican group.

  • July 2, 2008

    Civil libertarians are infuriated at special regulations coming into force for the upcoming Catholic World Youth Day event in Sydney, Australia, where Pope Benedict XVI will be the guest of honour.