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.
In his Easter messages, Dr John Sentamu, the Anglican Archbishop of York, has said that acts of generosity, courage and life-giving are needed to turn society away from its self-preoccupation and consumerism.
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has been taken to task by the British Humanist Association for his attacks on what he calls ‚Äúaggressive secularists‚Äù, notably in the claims and counter claims about the Christmas holidays.
In an event co-sponsored by the thinktank Ekklesia, the Archbishop of York last night launched an outspoken assault on US and UK policy in Iraq, warning of the dangers of "militarism out of control", reports the Guardian newspaper.