churches

  • September 11, 2007

    The president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has called for a binding international treaty to protect churches, mosques, synagogues and other sites of spiritual significance.

  • August 29, 2007

    Sudan Christian leaders are concerned that the country's oil wealth, previously used by the government in the north of the country to fuel a 21-year war in the south, is again being used for war purposes, as well as government attempts to solve the Darfur crisis.

  • August 24, 2007

    Britain's supermarket giant Tesco is under fire from Polish church and trade union officials after it ignored a new ban on trading during Roman Catholic festivals which are also public holidays. The shopping transnational is accused of "trampling" on workers' rights.

  • August 24, 2007

    The general secretary of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, the Rev Setri Nyomi, has joined events marking the centenary of the Presbyterian Church in Rwanda by urging it to speak out more boldly against injustice over the next 100 years.

  • August 13, 2007

    Churches will fail in their mission if violence goes unabated in strife-torn Sri Lanka, a Roman Catholic bishop in the country has warned. He also backed the World Council of Churches' work on peace-building.

  • August 12, 2007

    In recent years South Korean churches have come to be known for their spectacular growth rate, the fastest of any Asian nation. Less known is the role Korea's churches have played in working for peace and reunification of their divided country.

  • August 10, 2007

    The leader of the Council of Churches in Namibia has expressed concern about environmental problems that could be created if the uranium-rich southern African country accepts an offer by Russia to help build floating nuclear power plants.

  • August 9, 2007

    The joint Parliamentary (Commons and Lords) Human Rights Committee has agreed with civic and church campaigners for migrants rights that changes to the Highly Skilled Migrants Programme in 2006 breached human rights.

  • August 9, 2007

    Church leaders in Kenya have urged President Mwai Kibaki to reject proposed legislation regarding the media, which the country's Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Wangari Maathai, has said would curtail press freedom.

  • August 8, 2007

    Local clergy and rural chaplains, working with the Farm Crisis Network, are providing pastoral support to farmers affected by the Protection and Surveillance Zones set up in Surrey following the local outbreak of foot and mouth disease.