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As England celebrates its patron saint today, senior UK government figure Jack Straw acknowledges that St George needs reclaiming from racists and narrow nationalists - echoing the recent Ekklesia report.
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.
Both the Easter story and recent political dramas in the Middle East highlight deep questions about power, says Colin Morris. They show that the power of life is about persuasion.
Every aspect of life in Iraq is steadily worsening a report by the International Committee (ICRC) of the Red Cross has said today.
Denouncing the slaughter in Iraq and violence and injustice across the world, Pope Benedict used his Easter 2007 message to call on Christians to take up the vocation of peacemaking.
Christians have given evidence to the United Nations concerning the estimated two million refugees that have fled Iraq since the invasion in 2003, urging Britain and US to open their doors to them.
Jim Wallis' blog and Sojo.Net have linked to the webcast of the weekend peace service for Iraq in Washington DC.
Christians have illegally protested the invasion of Iraq by staging a demonstration in Parliament Square, and planting crosses to remember the Iraqi men, women and children killed by US and UK forces.
On fourth anniversary of the Iraq War, a new book seeks to show how religious peacemakers often use techniques which are lacking in official diplomatic efforts.