Appeals for Haiti launched by the Methodist Church and the Methodist Relief and Development Fund (MDRF) have raised more than £270,000. They are channelling funds through Action by Churches Together International on the spot.
Church groups concerned with housing and poverty are inviting people to share, exchange and re-use what they have to combat the hardships of the economic downturn. The week of action began n Saturday and at church services yesterday.
Churches in Wales have been raising funds to provide Welsh language versions of the New Testament and the Psalms in Braille for the benefit of Welsh-speaking people who are otherwise unable to read the Bible in their own language.
Tony Blair has struggled to avoid tough questions about the legalities of his decision to invade Iraq. Speaking at the Iraq Inquiry, he said that the Attorney General's last-minute change of mind was legally sufficient.
Demonstrators outside the Iraq War Inquiry have said that they will try to arrest Tony Blair for war crimes when he leaves the building later today. Blair will be questioned on the legality of the war this afternoon.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has said that his view remains unchanged about the Iraq war and he would take the same decision again. He made the comments at the beginning of his evidence to the Iraq War Inquiry in central London this morning
Democracy campaigners have reacted angrily to news that the British government plans to bury proposals to reform the House of Commons by putting them to a special vote which means they will almost certainly be rejected.
Large demonstrations are expected to greet Tony Blair as he gives evidence to the Iraq War Inquiry tomorrow. Relatives of those killed in Iraq will stage a Naming of the Dead ceremony outside the venue as Blair gives evidence inside.