A 100-year leap in biblical interpretation and understanding has been made with the publication of a new Persian translation of the Bible, say those involved in the project.'Today's Persian Version' of the Bible has been officially dedicated in Istanbul, Turkey.
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has gone on al-Jazeera to appeal the release of BBC journalist Alan Johnston, whose kidnap in Gaza has been denounced by the Iranian government and galvanised media freedom activists.
Leaders of three major denominations say changes at the Home Office may worsen the plight of asylum seekers subject to Britain’s draconian immigration laws. They condemn the attempted deportation of a traumatised Iranian woman.