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  • January 9, 2007

    Ahead of a rally in opposition to the Sexual Orientation Regulations (SORs) outside parliament tonight (9 January 2007), which protestors predict will attract several thousand participants, supporters of the equalities legislation ‚Ä' from civil rights, religious and secular groups ‚Ä' say that the regulations are being widely misrepresented.

  • January 8, 2007

    Catholic Bishop Peter Moran of Aberdeen is the latest church leader to appeal to Scotland’s Christians to write to their MPs in opposition to the planned renewal of the Trident nuclear weapons system. Christian leaders across Britain are also calling for concerted debate and action.

  • January 8, 2007

    Evangelical students at Exeter University have rejected an offer of mediation and have chosen to take legal action against their Student Guild and University.

  • January 8, 2007

    A leading Evangelical has branded planned demonstrations by Christians against the Government's proposed Sexual Orientation Regulations (SORs) due to be discussed in the House of Lords tomorrow, as "virulent" and "aggressive".

  • January 7, 2007

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has expressed concern about the ‚Äúrecrimination and bitterness‚Äù that may accompany a formal split in the 77 million worldwide Anglican Communion ‚Ä' though he admits that ‚Äúit's not the worst thing in the world‚Äù.

  • January 2, 2007

    For the first time ever, the spiritual heads of Scotland's Catholics and its largest Protestant church have joined together to make a New Year appeal for peace and social harmony - recalling the sordid history of religiously justified sectarianism in Scotland as the backdrop to their pledge.

  • January 1, 2007

    Welsh Labour MP Ann Clwyd, a long-term campaigner for human rights in Iraq, has said that Dr Rowan Williams did not do enough to get Saddam Hussein indicted for mass murder before the invasion of Iraq in 2003 ‚Ä' when he was Archbishop of Wales.

  • January 1, 2007

    The New Year has started more-or-less where 2006 left off, with a new row about religious symbolism and artefacts in relation to the policy of a major airline.

  • December 31, 2006

    Bishop Dr Joe Aldred, chair of the Council of Black-led Churches and the Rev Nezlin Sterling, chair of the African Caribbean Evangelical Alliance and a president of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, are among the Christian leaders backing Black Mental Health UK's call for the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) to examine the Department of Health's handling of the race review in the government's new Mental Health Bill.

  • December 31, 2006

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has said that we need to feel the same hunger for justice that ended the slave trade if the world is to be changed for the better.