Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, has announced that he is to send every MP in the country some summer reflection material: The 100-Minute Bible and a guide to slowing down written by the Anglican Bishop of Reading.
Local clergy and rural chaplains, working with the Farm Crisis Network, are providing pastoral support to farmers affected by the Protection and Surveillance Zones set up in Surrey following the local outbreak of foot and mouth disease.
The UK and France should use what ever leverage they have over Chad and Eritrea to encourage them to help build a consensus among the Darfur rebels and bring a just peace to the Sudan killing fields, says a leading church agency.
Responding on behalf of the Methodist Church in Britain, Anthea Cox, the denomination's Coordinating Secretary for Public Life and Social Justice, has welcomed the Report of the Joint Committee on the Draft Climate Change Bill.
Sponsored by Christian Aid, an agency of 41 denominations in Britain and Ireland, the 'Cut the Carbon' marchers began their 1000-mile (1610 kilometre) trek on 14 July in Bangor, Northern Ireland. ENI report on their progress.
Amid continued speculation about how they will get on, and their differences on religion and other issues, the announcement was made today that new UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown will meet US President George W. Bush.
Gordon Brown has said he will shut down the main government overseas arms sales office – at least in its present form. Peace campaigners want this to signal a more basic shift away from the promotion of military exports.
As England celebrates its patron saint today, senior UK government figure Jack Straw acknowledges that St George needs reclaiming from racists and narrow nationalists - echoing the recent Ekklesia report.