The head of the World Council of Churches will visit churches, faith initiatives and ecumenical bodies in Britain and Ireland in April-May. He will meet both enthusiasm and the struggle of post-Christendom.
St George isn't about jingoism, he's a global figure who took on empire and backed persecuted minorities, says a new report from Ekklesia - which wants 23 April to be a public holiday celebrating dissenters.
A report launched yesterday by the thinktank 'Theos', which argues for the retention of Bishops in a reformed House of Lords, has been criticised by humanists and Christians as failing to address issues of ethics, justice and equality.
Churches in Romania have denounced calls from an anti-discrimination body for a French-style ban on religious symbols from schools in order to protect the state's secular character and ensure "freedom of conscience" for pupils - Jonathan Luxmoore for Ecumenical News International.