Biodiversity is shorthand for the rich diversity of the natural world on which we live, and it is under threat. Bob Carling examines issues arising from the Conference of the Parties to the Biodiversity Convention (COP10) and the Lausanne 3 global gathering of evangelical Christians.
Perhaps the UK's best known twentieth century evangelical representative, a former chaplain to the Queen, has announced he is retiring. John Stott has been a major voice in world Christianity and a big influence in his own Anglican church.
Some 25 theologians from all over the world will gather on 5-8 December 2006 in Cret-Berard (near Lausanne, Switzerland), to discuss why and to what extent the persistence of cruelty can be considered as an important theme for theological reflection.