News Brief

  • November 11, 2007

    While the worldwide communion he heads up is still mired in dispute, Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams is encouraging Anglicans to grasp a larger version of peace by backing a major conference focussed on the situation in Korea.

  • November 11, 2007

    A joint campaign to eliminate genocide around the world has been initiated by leading civic, academic and religious figures in a conference room at the Interchurch Center near the campus of Columbia University in New York, USA.

  • November 10, 2007

    Leaders meeting in Kenya belonging to all main Christian traditions, and from countries ranging from Armenia to Zimbabwe, have pledged to convene international, local and regional meetings to deepen reconciliation and understanding.

  • November 10, 2007

    he Methodist Church in Britain has launched an emergency appeal for funds following the devastating floods that have swept through South Mexico in the wake of the heaviest rains to hit the country for 40 years. Grants are already being made.

  • November 9, 2007

    The think-tank Ekklesia, which examines religion in public life, says that the controversial appointment of the head of the Evangelical Alliance UK to the new Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is "a historic opportunity for evangelicals to shift toward full acceptance of the equalities agenda."

  • November 9, 2007

    The independent charity regulator, the Charity Commission, yesterday launched a dedicated unit to watch over faith-based charities. The moves comes as questions are increasingly asked about the political activities of some religious groups

  • November 9, 2007

    Amidst the present-buying and annual spending spree of the Christmas period, Christians are being urged to reaffirm their commitment to the message of 'living simply'.

  • November 9, 2007

    The National Council of Churches USA and the development agency Church World Service, holding their annual meeting, have urged the US House of Representatives to officially recognize the slaughter of Armenians in 1915 as a genocide.

  • November 9, 2007

    Despite intense lobbying from the religious right in the USA, the Democratic-led House of Representatives has defied a White House veto threat by voting to outlaw workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.

  • November 9, 2007

    A senior Vatican official has said the Roman Catholic Church welcomes a new Global Christian Forum which has been hailed as the most representative gathering of Christians from many diverse traditions ever held. It is taking place in Kenya.