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Church leaders condemn murder of US hostage

Church leaders condemn murder of US hostage

THE Archbishop of Canterbury was among church leaders and politicians who denounced the murder of another foreigner by the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria last week. Archbishop Welby tweeted the following message: "Utter injustice seen in reported terrible murder of Abdul-Rahman...

On trial for feeding homeless

On trial for feeding homeless

A PRIEST in the Episcopal Church in the United States is to appear in court after defying tough new regulations in the state of Florida, restricting where and how food can be given out to homeless people

U-turn on climate change

U-turn on climate change

CLIMATE change was forced on to the agenda at this week's G20 meeting of world leaders in Brisbane, after sustained pressure from activists including churches and the intervention of President Obama

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World news in brief

Greek chaplaincy celebrates official recognition; Monks to create digital Advent calendar; Pentecostalists pay tribute to international leader

Picture: Interfaith gesture

Picture: Interfaith gesture

Muslim women pray in the north transept during the first celebration of Muslim Jumaa (Friday) prayers in Washington National Cathedral

End of maritime mission leaves refugees adrift

End of maritime mission leaves refugees adrift

A YEAR-LONG operation set up by the Italian government to rescue asylum-seekers and refugees fleeing North Africa in overcrowded boats came to an end on 1 November, despite criticism from politicians, refugee charities, and church leaders

‘Slavery is as close as your phone’

‘Slavery is as close as your phone’

SLAVERY is probably as close to you as the mobile phone in your pocket, the Bishop of Derby, Dr Alastair Redfern, said this week

Pakistani couple killed after ‘false’ blasphemy accusation

Pakistani couple killed after ‘false’ blasphemy accusation

A CHURCH official in Pakistan has said that an unpaid debt led to the murder of a young Christian couple last week

Philippines in recovery after Typhoon Haiyan

Philippines in recovery after Typhoon Haiyan

Aid agencies are reporting the progress that has been made since Typhoon Haiyan, and how much work still needs to be done in the Philippines to rebuild the homes and lives that were shattered by the deadly storm

Irish wreath at Cenotaph

Irish wreath at Cenotaph

AFTER a formal invitation by the British Government, the Irish Republic was represented at the Cenotaph in London on Sunday for the first time since the declaration of the Republic in 1949

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World news in brief

Anglican novice killed in Solomon Islands; Armenian genocide church destroyed by Islamists

Liberian Christians unite in fasting in response to Ebola

Liberian Christians unite in fasting in response to Ebola

A THREE-DAY national fast has been held in Liberia by thousands of Christians in response to the Ebola virus which has devastated the country

Religious leaders in Crimea face expulsion by Russia

Religious leaders in Crimea face expulsion by Russia

CHURCHES in the Crimea peninsula of Ukraine, annexed by Russia, are set to lose their religious leaders after a new law passed by the Kremlin stripped all Ukrainian registered entities of their legal status

DfID is urged to tackle corruption

DfID is urged to tackle corruption

CORRUPTION abroad is not being tackled effectively by the Department for International Development (DfID) because of political sensitivies, a new report warns

Call for monthly climate change fast

Call for monthly climate change fast

CHRISTIANS concerned about climate change are being asked to fast and pray on the first day of every month for a year, as momentum builds towards a new international climate-change agreement to be signed in December 2015

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