Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh attempted to reassure Christians of their place in India when he met the head of the World Council of Churches on Saturday.Tags Persecution
British politician David Burrowes is to present a measure to Parliament for its second reading on Friday as he continues to champion a new ethical treatment using umbilical cord blood. He said earlier that he wanted the wider public to be more informed about the value and benefits of cord blood.
A Church of England survey, released Tuesday, has revealed strong support for faith-based schools while bringing to light prevailing public uncertainty over the fairness of their admissions procedures.
The European Baptist Federation’s anti-trafficking group is working on a handbook that will give congregations across Europe ideas on how best to eradicate prostitution.
Pro-life Christian groups are appealing to Christians to pray and take action to stop legislation that will liberalize the abortion law and give the green light to the creation of animal-human hybrid embryos.
The Church of England has cleared the way for engaged couples to marry in the church of their choice with a new law launched Wednesday. The new law places fewer conditions on which of the Church of England’s 16,000 churches couples are able to choose from.Tags Church Bodies
The 7th Assembly of the European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN) ended on Sunday with a call to Europe's churches to make climate change a top priority. The assembly brought together 100 delegates under the common theme, “The true challenge of climate change.”
Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, Christian Aid and World Vision Jerusalem are just some of several aid agencies warning that the Middle East Quartet – EU, Russia, the United Nations and the United States – has failed to make progress in improving the lives of Palestinians and the prospects for lasting peace.
City traders who made millions of dollars in profit by cashing in on the falling share prices of leading banks are "bank robbers," the Archbishop of York has said. "We find ourselves in a market system which seems to have taken its rules of trade from Alice in Wonderland."
Conservative Anglicans have expressed their “great sadness” at the decision of The Episcopal Church to depose the Bishop of Pittsburgh. The Episcopal House of Bishops voted 88 to 35 on Thursday to remove Bishop Robert Duncan from ordained ministry.Tags Denomination
The Christian Institute has welcomed the decision by Google to allow religious groups to place ads on the issue of abortion after legal proceedings against the world's biggest search engine were settled "on amicable terms."Tags Court Cases
The world “is on a precipice” as it struggles to deal with the three “tremendously frightening crises” of climate change, poverty and war, says Brian McLaren, one of the foremost leaders of the emerging church movement.
Dissatisfaction with the European Union’s attitude towards Christianity may be behind waning support among Christians for the union, according to the Primate of the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland.Tags Barack Obama
One of the world's oldest Protestant mission organizations has postponed staff cutbacks for at least another 12 months after receiving its largest legacy ever. BMS board members called the sum "a wonderful answer to prayer."
An international group of women theologians has called on churches to address structures of power that fail to respect human dignity. “I believe this discourse can open new paths in building solidarity in our common struggle for justice and peace.”