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  • October 4, 2004

    Christians release updated report on Iraqi prisoner abuse

    -4/10/04

    Ekklesia's partner o

    Christians release updated report on Iraqi prisoner abuse -4/10/04 Ekklesia's partner organisation, Christian Peacemaker Team (CPT) has announced the release of its follow-up report on the abuse of Iraqi detainees. At the beginning of last year the...
  • October 4, 2004

    Church service for animal welfare published

    -4/10/04

    Prayers for animals slaughtered for

    Church service for animal welfare published -4/10/04 Prayers for animals slaughtered for food, as well as hunted animals and laboratory animals, are included in a new edition of a Service for Animal Welfare published by the RSPCA this week. People...
  • October 4, 2004

    Methodists welcome Russia's backing of Kyoto Protocol

    -4/10/04

    The Methodist church has

    Methodists welcome Russia's backing of Kyoto Protocol -4/10/04 The Methodist church has welcomed Russiaís backing of the Kyoto Protocol, the international treaty on countering climate change. It follows the signing by the church of Operation Noah's...
  • October 4, 2004

    Welcome for pressure on Israel by US Christians

    -4/10/04

    Palestinian religious leaders h

    Welcome for pressure on Israel by US Christians -4/10/04 Palestinian religious leaders have welcomed efforts by two US-based Christian groups to exert economic pressure on Israel in response to its policies against the Palestinians. This week, the...
  • September 29, 2004

    Bishop questions content of Bush and Kerry campaigns

    -29/9/04

    Just a few days before the

    Bishop questions content of Bush and Kerry campaigns -29/9/04 Just a few days before their first presidential debate, the Rev. Mark S. Hanson, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has written an open letter to...
  • September 29, 2004

    Churches conference to highlight peacemaking efforts

    -29/9/04

    To "expose and inspire"

    Churches conference to highlight peacemaking efforts -29/9/04 To "expose and inspire" the U.S. churches' witness to "the power and promise of peace" is the aim of events scheduled for Oct. 2-7 in Atlanta, associated with the Annual Meeting of the...
  • September 28, 2004

    Methodist church signs climate covenant

    -28/9/04

    The Methodist Church, four years on fro

    Methodist church signs climate covenant -28/9/04 The Methodist Church, four years on from the adoption of its Environmental Policy, has signed Operation Noah's Climate Covenant. The Covenant commits the Methodist Church to take action against...
  • September 28, 2004

    Christians tackle Labour over corporate responsibility

    -28/9/04

    The Christian Socialist

    Christians tackle Labour over corporate responsibility -28/9/04 The Christian Socialist Movement (CSM) has dedicated its latest magazine to the issue of ëcorporate social responsibilityí and contains criticism of the governmentís approach to...
  • September 28, 2004

    Churches to launch poverty campaign

    -28/9/04

    A global alliance of churches and aid orga

    Churches to launch poverty campaign -28/9/04 A global alliance of churches and aid organizations are urging international leaders to fulfill their promise to halve poverty by the year 2015, reports the Idea news agency. A new campaign, the Micah...
  • September 28, 2004

    Listen to the South Christians urged

    -28/9/04

    Four major Christian agencies have combin

    Listen to the South Christians urged -28/9/04 Four major Christian agencies have combined to produce a booklet for local churches encouraging Christians to listen and respond to the experience of people from the ëtwo-thirds worldí. ëVoices from...