Jennifer Gold

Christian Today Reporter

New U.K. Law Makes Church Weddings Easier

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.

Europe's Churches Urged to Tackle Climate Change

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."

Quartet Failing in Middle East Peace Process, Say Aid Agencies

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.

Archbishop Blasts City 'Bank Robbers'

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."

Episcopal Church Ousts Pittsburgh Bishop

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.

Google Allows Abortion Ad by Christian Group

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."

Global Warming Needs Church Help, Says UN Chief

'Global warming will only be resolved through a global common response and we need your help,' the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon told the head of the 349-member World Council of Churches (WCC), the Rev. Dr. Samuel Kobia, this week.