• April 16, 2007

    People opposing world poverty are following the example of Leeds MP John Battle by joining a CAFOD lifestyle campaign pledging income to global development. They are urging others in public life to do likewise.

  • April 7, 2007

    Chancellor Gordon Brown has been jointly challenged by Catholic and Protestant leaders in Scotland to cut back spending on nuclear weapons and to focus on aid, trade and debt targets.

  • March 15, 2007

    Keith Clements argues that the Free Churches need to work rigorously for a genuinely ecumenical movement – not one dominated by established Anglican and Catholic interests

  • February 1, 2007

    Catholic leaders in England, Wales and Scotland are being encouraged not to resist the Sexual Orientation Regulations (SORs) with which their adoption agencies will be required to comply from April 2007. Instead they are being urged to follow an “inspirational” example from the United States.

  • January 23, 2007

    The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, Cormac Murphy O'Connor, spiritual head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, has said that up to twelve Catholic adoption agencies which handle some of the most vulnerable cases may be closed if they are not given an exemption under new equalities legislation ‚Ä' which seeks to give equal access and fair treatment to lesbian and gay people in the provision of goods and services.

  • December 18, 2006

    Nicaraguan President-elect Daniel Ortega has announced that he will this week call on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to relax its stringent policy towards Nicaragua in order to be able to tackle endemic poverty and hunger.

  • December 16, 2006

    The Vatican has indicated that, at present, it will not be signing a new, widely-heralded international treaty to protect the rights and dignity of people living with disabilities.

  • December 14, 2006

    Catholic Bishops in India have appealed for justice for the country's Muslim population as it faces increasing pressure from nationalists, alongside Christians. They have also highlighted the plight of Dalits (formerly known as 'untouchables') and other minority communities.

  • December 12, 2006

    Roman Catholic nuns in Poland who mounted an occupation of their convent in a protest against the appointment of a new mother superior are refusing to leave the building, despite being expelled from their order by the Vatican - writes Jonathan Luxmoore for Ecumenical News International.