News Brief

  • 14 Dec 2006

    Operation Noah, the churches' campaign to avert catastrophic climate change, has appointed Ann Pettifor, one of the architects of the widely-praised Jubilee 2000 anti-debt initiative, as its new Campaign Director.

  • 14 Dec 2006

    Catholic Bishops in India have appealed for justice for the country's Muslim population as it faces increasing pressure from nationalists, alongside Christians. They have also highlighted the plight of Dalits (formerly known as 'untouchables') and other minority communities.

  • 14 Dec 2006

    Anglican, Catholic, Free Church and Orthodox leaders in England are asking parish churches and local congregations throughout the country to pray for ‚Äòthe little town of Bethlehem' as they approach the final week of Advent ‚Ä' the Church's season of preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

  • 14 Dec 2006

    A major inter-church organisation in the United States is urging people of faith join the debate on stem cell research in a constructive way, to raise necessary questions about human "enhancement", to affirm the human purposes of biotechnology, and to press for adequate regulation of the companies shaping the future of this crucial industry.

  • 14 Dec 2006

    Long hours and arduous labour conditions are the daily reality faced by tea plantation workers the world over, say campaigners who will be drawing attention to their plight on Saturday. The reality is that their wages tend to be among the lowest in the world, with some receiving less than £1 per day.

  • 13 Dec 2006

    Right to protest legally upheld for UK anti-war demonstrators

    -13/12/06

    Peace and civi

    Right to protest legally upheld for UK anti-war demonstrators

    -13/12/06

    Peace and civi

  • 13 Dec 2006

    UK visit to Bethlehem welcomed by local church and civic leaders

    -13/12/06

    Church and

    UK visit to Bethlehem welcomed by local church and civic leaders

    -13/12/06

    Church and

  • 13 Dec 2006

    Pioneering US peace tax fund director is remembered

    -13/12/06

    Marian Hilda Claassen Fr

    Pioneering US peace tax fund director is remembered

    -13/12/06

    Marian Hilda Claassen Fr

  • 13 Dec 2006

    Archbishop Tutu laments Israeli block on his fact-finding mission

    -13/12/06

    South Afri

    Archbishop Tutu laments Israeli block on his fact-finding mission

    -13/12/06

    South Afri

  • 13 Dec 2006

    Marian Hilda Claassen Franz, the first full-time director of the National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund (NCPTF) in the United States, died last month, aged 76, after a two-year struggle with cancer ‚Ä' reports J. Daryl Byler of Mennonite Central Committee, the North American peace church development and relief organisation.