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A biblically-inspired fast is taking place in the USA, as Christians and Jews protest the way budget debate is sidelining the poor. Martin E. Marty reflects on a movement for justice with ancient roots and modern resonances.
Elements of Anglican and Lutheran worship will mark celebrations on 1 May of a decade of full communion relationships in North America.
As the US pledged to continue air strikes on Libya, the Vatican sent an observer to today's conference in London about the military campaign.
As the boundary between civilian protection and civil war erodes in Libya, US Catholic bishops have expressed “great apprehension” at the campaign.
The US defence secretary has said that there is no timetable to end of the Western military campaign in Libya, as international concern grows.
Protesters have taken to the streets in New York, Chicago, Washington DC and other US cities as bombing raids begin against the Gaddafi regime in Libya.
United States anti-poverty church activists have launched a 40-day Lenten campaign to put the issue of global poverty into sharper focus.
Busy commuters in some cities in the United States had the church come to them last week on Ash Wednesday, bringing the message to the streets.
The Democratic Governor of Illinois, Pat Quinn has signed into law a bill abolishing the death penalty in his state
An open-pit mine planned in south-west Alaska is to be investigated by the US Environmental Protection Agency following mass opposition from local indigenous peoples.