Category - Iraq

  • 26 Jan 2007

    The Church World Service has expressed its sadness at the apparently targeted killing of noted Iraqi peace and reconciliation advocate and trauma-healing specialist Dr. Alharith Abdulhameed Hassan.

  • 25 Jan 2007

    Christian peace campaigner Brian Haw, who maintained a protest against the Iraq war for over 2000 days in Parliament Square, has had a series of charges against him under the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act dismissed in the High Court by Judge Quentin Purdy ‚Ä' who criticized the way the case had been brought.

  • 22 Jan 2007

    A Christian campaigner has been sent to prison for refusing to pay a fine arising from a demonstration against the invasion of Iraq.

  • 20 Jan 2007

    A group of US clergy and lay people have launched an online petition drive to urge the Southern Methodist University to drop its current bid to house the George W. Bush Presidential Library, which they say will link the respected institutional too closely with the profile of a politician whose policies have been actively opposed by many mainstream American Christians - and who has consciously rebuffed UMC leaders.

  • 18 Jan 2007

    On the third Monday of every January, the United States marks Martin Luther King Day. The national holiday celebrates the birth and life of the civil rights activist and Baptist minister, whose Christian convictions about justice and the Gospel led him to a path of non-violence and peacemaking.

  • 17 Jan 2007
  • 15 Jan 2007

    The United Methodist Church President Bush's own denomination, has added its voice to the growing global chorus of disapproval - echoed strongly by many American Christians - towards the new White House policy backing a military 'surge' in Iraq.

  • 14 Jan 2007

    “Don't wait for the last judgment - it takes place every day”, remarked Albert Camus, the existentialist philosopher of life in the face of the absurd. An atheist himself, he also once challengingly declared: “What the world requires of the Christians is that they should continue to be Christians.” You don't get more theological than that.

  • 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.

  • 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".