• April 6, 2011

    The World Council of Churches has condemned religious violence and provocation in sending condolences to the UN over the recent killings in Afghanistan.

  • April 4, 2011

    The World Evangelical Alliance has strongly condemned the killings of UN workers in Afghanistan, and also the Qur’an burning stunt by Terry Jones.

  • March 12, 2011

    We are likely to understand situations like the recent cairo protests more readily by examining the social and political pressures involved for both the protesters and the security forces, says Michael Marten - rather than seeking to make broad statements equating Christian and Muslim beliefs and practices.

  • September 16, 2010

    The issue of book burning raised recently by a small church in Florida with its threats against the Qur'an touches sensitivities which are deeply felt by both religious and secular apprehensions, says Professor Chaiwat Satha-Anand. Unless we have the emotional and intellectual intelligence to understand what is at stake in this, we risk further fuelling deadly conflicts.

  • September 15, 2010

    To tolerate in the sense of acknowledging that different experiences are likely to produce different outcomes, and that without the experience, we should tread the paths of judgement with great care, is wise and charitable, says Jill Segger. This forbearance is perhaps better perceived as humility than as tolerance.

  • September 13, 2010

    The pastor at the centre of the Qur'an burning row in Florida has withdrawn his threat to the burn the Muslim holy book, but the row continues.

  • September 10, 2010

    Every religion has their bad apples; entire orchards can become diseased, says Massachusetts Bible Society chief executive Anne Robertson. That's why we need to encourage and discover faithful living. As for the Islamic Cultural Center near Ground Zero, this will be a test of living together, she suggests.

  • September 10, 2010

    The Massachusetts Bible Society says it plans to stand against hate and give away two copies of the Qur'an for every one Christian extremists burn.

  • September 9, 2010

    The Anglican Bishop of Chichester, the Rt Rev John Hind, says that a US church's threat to burn the Qur'an reminds him of Nazi book-burning.

  • September 9, 2010

    The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches has sent a message of peace to Muslim leaders, marking the end of Ramadan.