christmas

  • 25 Dec 2013

    Two bombs have killed at least 35 people in Christian areas of the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Christmas Day.

  • 25 Dec 2013

    The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of Westminster have focused on justice at home and abroad in Christmas sermons.

  • 25 Dec 2013

    An open letter to government ministers from Free Church leaders in Britain has challenged their indifference to food poverty and the growth of foodbanks, along with their refusal of funding to support the most vulnerable.

  • 25 Dec 2013

    The government's shunning of asylum seekers means "no room at the inn" for Mary and Joseph, says an Australian archbishop.

  • 25 Dec 2013

    Forgiveness and reconciliation, as practiced by Nelson Mandela, show what it means to be made in God's image the Archbishop of Wales says.

  • 24 Dec 2013

    Last night and today, 24 and 25 December, millions of people will gather in churches to tell each other a truly subversive story.

  • 24 Dec 2013

    Christmas is a time for reflection. But sometimes, thankfully, someone else says pretty much what you might have said yourself, and probably better. Gratitude to Giles Fraser for his seasonal Guardian piece, 'The Bethlehem story takes us deeper into what it means to be human' (24 December 2013).

  • 24 Dec 2013

    The 'Bethlehem Unwrapped' Christmastide celebrations and events at St James' Piccadilly are partly to raise funds for the Future Peacemakers Appeal, Holy Land Trust, Bethlehem (www.holylandtrust.org) and partly to raise awareness and support for "Kairos Palestine", backed by Ekklesia and many others.

  • 24 Dec 2013

    A giant replica of Israel’s separation wall, which cuts off the West Bank and Bethlehem, has appeared in central London.

  • 23 Dec 2013

    "My faith in the people governing us is, on the whole, infinitesimal; my faith in The People governed is, on the whole, illimitable." -- Charles Dickens.

    As we approach Christmas, the memory of MPs in the foodbank debate laughing at the notion of poor people fighting over cheap food could have been enough to dampen anyone’s Christmas spirit. But what Charles Dickens asserted over a century ago is still true: many of the people those MPs represent are more generous, more noble, and more selfless than the MPs could ever imagine.