Category - election

  • 30 Jan 2008

    Churches working for peace amidst post-electoral violence in Kenya are receiving a pastoral and solidarity visit from an international delegation sent by the World Council of Churches from 30 January to 3 February 2008.

  • 15 Jan 2008

    The head of the United Church of Christ denomination in the USA has reacted with anger and frustration to accusations of racism circulating about it largest congregation, which is also Senator Barack Obama's home church.

  • 9 Jan 2008

    Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu says he has great hopes that a peaceful resolution can be reached between Kenyan parties engaged in a violent conflict after disputed presidential elections.

  • 7 Jan 2008

    Pope Benedict XVI, leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, has made another appeal for peace and dialogue in Kenya following recent violence and disturbances in the wake of the country's presidential elections.

  • 1 Jan 2008

    More than 30 people have been burned to death in a church in western Kenya after they sought refuge from the mounting violence over last week's elections - which has claimed more than 250 victims, according to official estimates.

  • 13 Nov 2007

    Modern democratic politics is in danger of turning into a beauty contest and an electoral pantomime, says Simon Barrow. It needs reconnecting with people in civil society, changing institutions and the grassroots.

  • 5 Nov 2007

    Plans being considered by a senior government education adviser may see church and other faith-based schools lose their power to select pupils - something which has led to widespread accusations of discrimination against them.

  • 26 Jan 2007

    A Jewish and a Christian leader in the United States have issued a joint statement to media and government calling for civility and honesty in public discourse - following what they describe as "recent political attacks using unattributed sources and based on a [presidential] candidate's childhood."

  • 11 Jan 2007

    The Rt Revd Alan Harper, Bishop of Connor has been elected Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland by the House of Bishops of the Church of Ireland.