God can mend all of the social problems afflicting Britain, but it might not necessarily happen in the way some people expect, says the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Christian campaigners have lost their High Court bid to overturn licenses allowing two universities to create animal-human embryos for research purposes.
Thousands of Russians lined up on Sunday to pay their last respects to late Orthodox leader, Alexy II, as he lay in state at Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral.Tags Church Bodies
Conservative Anglican primates will meet the Archbishop of Canterbury Friday for emergency talks over the formation of a new Anglican province in North America.Tags Denomination
“We will only end world poverty by working with people who have faiths other than our own – so let’s do it right,” said Christian Aid’s Inter-Community Initiatives Manager, Nigel Varndell, following a major conference on inter-faith humanitarian work this week.Tags Nonprofit
An advertising watchdog has banned a newspaper ad – run by a Belfast, Ireland, church – condemning homosexuality. The Advertising Standards Authority ruled that the ad was offensive and indecent.
Tension has eased in Nigeria's central city of Jos following a weekend of deadly violence, but resentment is growing among members of the Christian community there who feel that the international media's reporting of events has been “biased and inaccurate," according to a human rights organization.Tags Persecution
Two public interest groups are asking the UK Supreme Court on Wednesday to launch a judicial review into whether the Government's fertility body acted illegally in granting permission to two universities to research animal human hybrid embryos.Tags Ethics/rights
Former U.S. president and prominent Baptist Jimmy Carter expressed his shock on Monday at the extent of Zimbabwe’s humanitarian crisis, saying that it appeared to be far worse than he had imagined.
Christian children’s charity Viva has published a major new report mapping the work thousands of Christians are doing with some of the world’s most vulnerable children. The report warns that the effectiveness of Christian work is being hindered by a lack of awareness of what churches are doing.Tags Nonprofit
The head of the world’s largest group of Reformed churches says that the body of Christ is rendering its own peace message ineffective because of internal divisions and strife at a time when persistent threats to global peace and security make the quest for Christian unity more urgent than ever.Tags Church Bodies
The Methodist Church is calling on the UK Government to put pressure on Israel to lift its blockade of the Gaza Strip as aid agencies and human rights groups warn that the already dire humanitarian situation is deteriorating rapidly.
The head of the World Council of Churches has challenged the legitimacy of the G20 group of the world's 20 leading economies as their leaders meet in Washington DC this weekend to discuss the future of the global economy in the midst of the global economic crisis.
Protesters are planning to gather outside the Guildhall with alarm clocks and banners reading "Call Time on Global Greed" as Prime Minister Gordon Brown addresses representatives of the financial sector at the Lord Mayor of London’s banquet on Monday night.
Representatives of the Georgian Orthodox Church were in Moscow this week for meetings with Russian Orthodox Church and Kremlin leaders on the future of breakaway region South Ossetia. “We have shown in Georgia and in Russia that the churches have not lost relations.”