Category - us

  • 14 Jan 2007

    The general secretary of the Church of the Brethren general board, Stanley J. Noffsinger, is among the first US Anabaptist leaders to respond to President Bush's recent speech about the Iraq conflict ‚Ä' with a call to make peace rather than war.

  • 13 Jan 2007

    Conflict in Somalia is fuelling fears of a new refugee crisis, according to Norwegian Church Aid (NCA), a development agency with considerable experience in the region.

  • 12 Jan 2007

    The head of the leading US ecumenical body, the National Council of Churches USA, has described the call for more troops to be sent to Iraq as "morally unsupportable".

  • 12 Jan 2007

    Recent US air strikes against militants in Somalia will do little to bring peace and security to the region, says leading UK-based international development agency Christian Aid.

  • 10 Jan 2007

    Let Justice Roll, a nonpartisan coalition of ninety faith and community organizations in the USA, has sent a 'living wage' letter to members of the newly constituted Congress - signed by more than 1,000 Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders from across the country.

  • 9 Jan 2007

    The National Council of Churches USA (NCCUSA) and 20 faith organizations have joined forces as part of 100 national civil rights, education, and disability advocacy groups calling for major changes in the "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB) law - which enacts the theories of ‘standards-based education reform', based on the belief that high expectations and setting of goals will result in success for all students.

  • 7 Jan 2007

    “We seem to be at a curious juncture in America in the area of race”, says a United Methodist Church bishop who makes it a practice to write a letter in honour of Martin Luther King Jr each year, drawing attention to ways in which his vision has been fulfilled or frustrated during the previous 12 months.

  • 3 Jan 2007

    The Bible and the Qur'an will share the spotlight with the usual menu of political debate and rancour when the US Congress reconvenes tomorrow (4 January 2007)- writes Chris Herlinger for Ecumenicl News International.

  • 29 Dec 2006

    A delegation of Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious leaders met with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at the State Department today to support positive American engagement in achieving a bipartisan peace agreement in the Middle East.