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  • 12 Dec 2006

    Sainsbury's goes bananas over Fairtrade

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    The Fairtrade Foundation has confirm

    Sainsbury's goes bananas over Fairtrade

    -12/12/06

    The Fairtrade Foundation has confirm

  • 12 Dec 2006

    Roman Catholic nuns in Poland who mounted an occupation of their convent in a protest against the appointment of a new mother superior are refusing to leave the building, despite being expelled from their order by the Vatican - writes Jonathan Luxmoore for Ecumenical News International.

  • 12 Dec 2006

    Dispute over public religious symbols in Romania

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    Churches in Romania have de

    Dispute over public religious symbols in Romania

    -12/12/06

    Churches in Romania have de

  • 12 Dec 2006

    Church agencies help with aftermath of Philippines super-typhoon

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    Church and

    Church agencies help with aftermath of Philippines super-typhoon

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    Church and

  • 12 Dec 2006

    Roman Catholic nuns in Poland who mounted an occupation of their convent in a protest against the appointment of a new mother superior are refusing to leave the building, despite being expelled from their order by the Vatican - writes Jonathan Luxmoore for Ecumenical News International.

  • 12 Dec 2006

    The Fairtrade Foundation has confirmed that today's announcement by supermarket chain Sainsbury's that all its banana supplies will be Fairtrade certified, is the biggest ever commitment to date by a single company anywhere in the world.

  • 12 Dec 2006

    The image, message and reality of the crucixion of Jesus Christ "calls us [Christians] not to glorify, but to attend to the suffering in the world and to struggle for its elimination," said the participants of a recent theological consultation on cruelty organized by the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in partnership with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

  • 12 Dec 2006

    Church and development agencies are battling against more typhoons and heavy rains in their efforts to bring relief to poor communities across the central Philippines regions hit by last week's super typhoon.

  • 12 Dec 2006

    Churches in Romania have denounced calls from an anti-discrimination body for a French-style ban on religious symbols from schools in order to protect the state's secular character and ensure "freedom of conscience" for pupils - Jonathan Luxmoore for Ecumenical News International.

  • 11 Dec 2006

    Keep Church of England open, bishops and leaders urged

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    The Anglican-founded

    Keep Church of England open, bishops and leaders urged

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    The Anglican-founded

  • 11 Dec 2006

    End of an era for The Witness magazine

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    The Witness magazine, which has reflec

    End of an era for The Witness magazine

    -11/12/06

    The Witness magazine, which has reflec

  • 11 Dec 2006

    The Anglican-founded InclusiveChurch network has said that a broad based Church of England should not allow itself to be "held to ransom" by a number of mainly conservative evangelical parishes who are reportedly intending to set up an alternative episcopal jurisdiction using retired bishops to provide their own, separate ministry within the Church

  • 11 Dec 2006

    The Witness magazine, which has reflected a substantial history of Christian involvement in peace and justice issues dating back to its inception in 1917, is ceasing publication, the Episcopal Church Publishing Company (ECPC) board decided at its recent meeting in Washington DC, USA.

  • 10 Dec 2006

    Secularity as an ecumenical virtue

  • 10 Dec 2006

    Why university Christians should not reduce faith to cultural conflict