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Cape Town summit for bishops battling climate change

Cape Town summit for bishops battling climate change

BISHOPS who are confronting rising sea-levels, deforestation, droughts, and tsunamis in their dioceses met in Cape Town this week to devise strategies for "climate justice"

British troops sent to support Ukraine’s forces

British troops sent to support Ukraine’s forces

BRITISH troops will be deployed to Ukraine in the coming weeks to "provide advice and a range of training, from tactical intelligence to logistics, to medical care", the Prime Minister told MPs on Tuesday

Lock up passports, charity advises

Lock up passports, charity advises

PARENTS should lock up their children's passports if they fear that they are at risk of radicalisation, a charity has suggested, after three schoolgirls from London flew to Turkey, with the aim, it is believed, of joining Islamic State (IS)

Muslims armed with English language to counter web extremism

Muslims armed with English language to counter web extremism

BRITAIN is to offer intensive English-language training to young Muslim scholars in Egypt, to enable them to counter online extremism by tweeting and blogging in fluent English, and preach on a new English-language television station

Nineveh militia formed to fight IS

Nineveh militia formed to fight IS

ASSYRIAN Christians in Nineveh province, in north-western Iraq, have recruited more than 3500 men for a militia being formed to join the fight against Islamic State (IS)

Fears for Syrian Christians kidnapped by Islamic State

Fears for Syrian Christians kidnapped by Islamic State

FEARS are growing for the safety of Assyrian Christians kidnapped by Islamic State in North-East Syria. Reports emerged on Wednesday that some had already been killed

Middle East leaders unite to condemn murder of Copts

Middle East leaders unite to condemn murder of Copts

THE latest and most repugnant action by Islamic State (IS) jihadists, the murder of 21 Copts in Libya, has united religious and secular leaders in outpourings of condemnation 

Copenhagen unites to condemn attacks

Copenhagen unites to condemn attacks

CHRISTIANS have reacted with shock and horror to the shootings in Copenhagen 

Bibi: release expected, but ready to flee

Bibi: release expected, but ready to flee

ASHIQ MASIH, the husband of Asia Bibi, the woman sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan, has said that he expects her to be released, but that the family will then have to flee the country

Archbishop speaks of ‘deep wound’ of Dresden bombing

Archbishop speaks of ‘deep wound’ of Dresden bombing

ANY suggestion that the Archbishop of Canterbury apologised for the bombing of Dresden was "manifestly false", a statement from Lambeth Palace said 

Bishop Barbara Darling dies

Bishop Barbara Darling dies

THE second woman to be appointed bishop in the Anglican Church of Australia, the Rt Revd Barbara Darling, died last Sunday

Bake-Off Martha treats Cambodian girls to cake

Bake-Off Martha treats Cambodian girls to cake

FROM being a Great British Bake Off contestant to becoming a charity campaigner for Tearfund, 18-year-old Martha Collison takes it all in her stride 

Official commemoration for Archbishop Luwum

Official commemoration for Archbishop Luwum

A DAY of commemoration for the martyred Archbishop of Uganda, Janani Luwum, has been held this week, 38 years after he was assassinated under the regime of President Idi Amin

Dr Frier calls for release of detained children

Dr Frier calls for release of detained children

THE Australian Primate, the Archbishop of Melbourne, Dr Philip Frier, has described as "unconscionable" the conditions under which hundreds of asylum-seeker children are detained by Australia

World news in brief

World news in brief

Number of child soldiers increases; Modi vows to tackle religious violence in India; New Zealand bishop denounced; Texan driver sacked for having Jesus as 'co-driver'; Kenyan bishop makes provision for famine

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