Pope Benedict XVI is set to arrive in Africa Tuesday for his first visit to the continent since becoming the head of the Roman Catholic Church four years ago. The pope said he had the victims of hunger and injustice in his mind.
Anti-discrimination legislation is being used to limit freedom of religion "in unacceptable ways," says the head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales.
A poll by the BBC has found that 62 percent of people want religion and religious values to play an important role in public life in the United Kingdom.
Thursday marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth, and despite the clash in worldviews between Darwinism and Christianity, some churches will be celebrating the naturalist's contribution to science and understanding of God’s creation.
Churches around the world responded Sunday to the call of the All African Conference of Churches for a day of prayer and fasting for Zimbabwe.
Christians across the United Kingdom may have prayed to become one this past week, but church unity at the national level remains an unlikely prospect, say the leaders of the nation’s main denominations.Tags Ecumenical
The inauguration of Barack Obama as America's first black president is a "transformative" moment in history that will have huge significance for the rest of the world, say church leaders.Tags Barack Obama
Church services to mark Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday were especially poignant this year, as black preachers across the country used the pulpit to remember the civil rights campaigner's dream of a racially just world and hail the upcoming inauguration of America's first black president.Tags Barack Obama
The interdependence of human beings makes it necessary to bear each other’s burdens, says the General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation. The Rev. Dr. Ishmael Noko appealed to the Lutheran communion to reject the popular "do-it-yourself" approach to life.
An employment tribunal has upheld the claim of a Christian relationship counselor that he was wrongfully dismissed after expressing concerns over counseling same-sex couples.Tags Ethics/rights
The Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem has expressed his dismay at the latest conflict to hit the Holy Land. The Rt. Rev. Suheil S. Dawani said in a statement that his diocese was “stunned and saddened” as well as “grieved by the severity” of the ongoing military operations in Gaza.
Draft legislation, published Monday, outlined plans for a “national code of practice” under which the Archbishops of Canterbury and York could appoint complementary male bishops to offer pastoral care and perform functions for parishes opposed to the ministry of women.
The Church of England published draft legislation on Monday detailing alternative arrangements for those unable to accept the ministry of women bishops.
Saving mankind from homosexual and transsexual behavior is just as important as saving the rainforest from destruction, said Pope Benedict on Monday.
A response to the economic downturn must not come at the expense of the most vulnerable, says the Archbishop of Canterbury. Dr. Rowan Williams appeared to warn the government against dealing with the credit crunch in a similar way to Hitler’s leadership of Nazi Germany in the 1930s.Tags Economic Crisis