• June 21, 2007

    A new advocacy initiative, launched at the culmination of a World Council of Churches (WCC) conference in Jordan this week, is to help churches worldwide work for a just peace in Palestine and Israel.

  • June 21, 2007

    Christian Aid has this week urged Gordon Brown, who becomes British Prime Minister next week, not to make the same mistakes in the Middle East as Tony Blair.

  • April 27, 2007

    The head of the United Church of Canada has written to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper urging his government urgently and immediately to resume financial support to the Palestinian Unity Government - in the face of a wide boycott.

  • April 26, 2007

    Famous Irish peace activist Mairead Maguire has been hit with a rubber bullet fired by the Israeli military at a non-violent protest Ramallah on the West Bank.

  • April 18, 2007

    Hilary Benn wants to end the nomenclature of a 'war on terror', but he does not seem to have abandoned the 'clash of civilizations' or proposed any real alternative, writes Michael Marten.

  • April 17, 2007

    The Archbishop of York is to hold a prayer vigil today (Tuesday) for BBC journalist Alan Johnston, missing in Gaza. Christians and others are also remembering the many other captives in Iraq and Israel.

  • April 13, 2007

    International relief agency Oxfam is urging the European Union to lift a year-long suspension of aid to the Hamas-led government as the Palestinian people sink deeper into poverty.

  • April 12, 2007

    Peace and justice means more than political expediency, argues Timothy Seidel - and behind the fashionable rhetoric of 'two states' for Palestine/Israel lie some highly dubious agendas.

  • March 19, 2007

    The UK government must engage with Palestinian political leaders to end the humanitarian crisis and revive the peace process, following the formation of a national unity government, an aid agency has said.

  • March 9, 2007

    The World Council of Churches (WCC) is launching an international, inter-church advocacy initiative for peace in Israel and Palestine - the Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum - at a conference June 17-