CHRISTIAN organisations and governments around the world are
considering how to respond to the latest prediction from the UN
that ten million Syrians will need aid by the end of this year.
A UN study has found that children with disabilities are the
most marginalised in the world. The UNICEF report The
State of the World's Children (2013) suggests that
disabled children are more likely to suffer from a lack of
education, and from poverty, hunger, and physical and sexual
violence, because of their disability.
CHURCH leaders and Western ambassadors in Bahrain are meeting on
Monday to discuss a strategy to deal with an impending problem: the
Christian cemetery on the island is likely to run out of space
within two years.
Photo: Smoking barrier: the Greek Orthodox Church of Hagia
Triada is framed by a burning barricade during clashes in Taksim
Square, Istanbul, on Tuesday.
Children from the Rainbow-Hill Christian school sing outside the
house of Nelson Mandela, on Tuesday. The former South African
president, who is 94, has been in hospital being treated for a lung
Moscow Patriarch urges monks to go offline; Bible 'most
read book' in United States; All Africa Conference gathers in
THE Anglican Communion might never reach agreement about
same-sex relationships, the Bishop of Gippsland, in Victoria, the
Rt Revd John McIntyre, has told his annual diocesan synod.
IT TOOK five aeroplanes, a sailing canoe, and a motor boat, and
entailed negotiating shark-infested waters and strong ocean
currents, but last Friday Lars Wicks and Jonathan Tidd finally
arrived on the island of Patexux, in the Ninigo Islands, 150 miles
north of Papua New Guinea.
A PLAN to eradicate "extreme poverty" has been set out in a
report by the High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda,
which is co-chaired by David Cameron.
A FORMER midwife with the Church Mission Society (CMS) in Africa
was planning to return there lastweek for what she thought could be
her last chance to see her foster daughter.
THE Consistory Court of the diocese of Oxford has granted the
petition of the ambassador of the Republic of Serbia for a faculty
for the disinterment of the remains of Queen Maria of Yugoslavia,
who died in England.
er remains were buried in the royal burial ground at Frogmore,
THE synod election for a new Archbishop of Sydney is not due to
start until early August, but high-profile media campaigns are
already under way for two nominees.
A PRIEST in the Episcopal Church in the United States has been
suspended for plagiarising sermons, passing them off as his own to
parishioners and on the Church's website.
SEVENTY-TWO members of the United States Congress have written
to the Secretary of State, John Kerry, urging the Obama
administration to take action to secure the release of the Syrian
Oriental Orthodox Archbishop of Aleppo, Mor Yohanna Ibrahim, and
the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Aleppo, the Most Revd Paul
THE Roman Catholic Archbishop of Sydney and former Archbishop of
Melbourne, Cardinal George Pell, has acknowledged that complaints
of child sexual abuse had been covered up to protect the RC
Church's name and finances.