News Brief

  • September 2, 2007

    Jesus forgave those who spoke against him, says Johan Maurer. But the churches find it difficult to follow in his footsteps, and instead seek restitution when they are offended. We need a more Christian way of responding.

  • September 2, 2007

    African religious leaders meeting in the Libyan capital Tripoli from 27 to 30 August 2007 have praised a more than 25-year-long dialogue between Libya and the Vatican as a positive contribution to good relations between Christianity and Islam.

  • September 2, 2007

    The UK-based international development agency Christian Aid intends to double the number of volunteer teachers it recruits over the next two years to help share stories about the work of its 700 partner organisations in 50 developing countries.

  • September 1, 2007

    Following an earlier comment about the unravelling of establishment, the Church of Ireland's new primate, Archbishop Alan Harper, has warned churches that they can no longer base their mission on the idea of having “a place as of right” to exert influence in the public arena.

  • September 1, 2007

    Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town Desmond Tutu has made an emotional appeal to Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams to invite all Anglican bishops to the 2008 global Lambeth Conference, "even those irregularly consecrated or actively gay."

  • September 1, 2007

    Anglican churches will soon return to their mission to alleviate poverty, disease and injustice and abandon a "fixation" with homosexuality, says Anglican Bishop Trevor Mwamba, the recently-appointed dean of the Anglican Church of the Province of Central Africa.

  • September 1, 2007

    As daily life gets more hectic and stressful, many find it difficult to make time for the spiritual dimension of life. Now they can log on to a new website and access A Word in Time, the Methodist Church’s new online daily Bible study, the denomination announced today.

  • August 31, 2007

    Mennonites and Catholics in conflict-ridden Colombia have discovered common ground in their recent dialogue about peacemaking, part of an international series of meetings to encourage more fruitful contact between the two Christian traditions.

  • August 31, 2007

    The head of the World Council of Churches has sent a message of encouragement to the Pacific Conference of Churches in advance of its 9th assembly gathering, due to take place 2-8 September 2007 at the Kanana Fou Theological Seminary.

  • August 31, 2007

    BRIT and MOBO-award winning musician Lemar has described a multi-faith Birmingham Cut the Carbon rally at Millennium Point on Bank Holiday Monday as ‘amazing’ - and has backed popular action to pressure governments on global warming.