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Thirty years on: the valley of death is green pastures

Thirty years on: the valley of death is green pastures

A GENERATION on from the Ethiopian famine - a disaster that dramatically changed the nature of public giving to charity - Ethiopia is, on the surface, thriving

Archbishop Deng's programme for 'peace mobilisers'

Archbishop Deng

A TRAINING programme set up by the Archbishop of Sudan and South Sudan, Dr Daniel Deng Bul, to create "peace mobilisers" in South Sudan, has been running for a month

DEC launches appeal to halt Ebola

DEC launches appeal to halt Ebola

AS THE official death toll from the Ebola virus climbs over 5000 - all but 27 of them in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea - the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) launched an appeal

Call for prayers as Canada rocked by terrorist outrage

Call for prayers as Canada rocked by terrorist outrage

THE Bishop of Ottawa, the Rt Revd John H. Chapman, has urged Canadians to pray for everyone caught up in the shooting around the Parliament Buildings last week

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World news in brief

Archbishop in Jerusalem title restored; Woman bishop appointed to job in the Church of England; CSI renews campaign to protect and champion girls

Parliamentarians discusses Iran executions

Parliamentarians discusses Iran executions

THE execution in Iran of a 26- year-old woman convicted of murdering a doctor whom she said had tried to rape her was among the human-rights violations discussed in the House of Commons on Tuesday

Ebola victims feel ‘forsaken’ says Liberian bishop

Ebola victims feel ‘forsaken’ says Liberian bishop

SUFFERERS from of the Ebola virus in West Africa believe that "God has forsaken them", a Liberian Roman Catholic bishop, the Rt Revd Anthony Fallah Borwah, has said. Bishop Borwah was prevented from attending Pope Francis's recent synod on the family because of the travel...

ACNA Archbishop recognised by seven Primates

ACNA Archbishop recognised by seven Primates

The church leaders' statement raises questions about Anglican identity, writes Gavin Drake

Primate condemns court’s rejection of Asia Bibi’s appeal

Primate condemns court’s rejection of Asia Bibi’s appeal

THE decision by the High Court of Appeal in Pakistan to uphold the death sentence passed on Asia Bibi, a Christian woman found guilty of blasphemy, is "cruel", the Archbishop of Canterbury said on Saturday

Pope Francis tells consistory of 'unjust' situation for Middle East Christians

Pope Francis tells consistory of

CHRISTIANS in the Middle East are enduring attacks of terrorism "on an unimaginable scale", Pope Francis has said

Plight of refugees inspires aid effort

Plight of refugees inspires aid effort

HEAVY fighting between Islamic State (IS) militants and Kurdish forces continues in the Syrian border town Kobane. Those who have fled from the jihadists are preparing for an uncertain winter

World news in brief

World news in brief

American released from North Korean jail; Clergy under kidnap threat in Central African Republic; Malawi mission ship faces uncertain future; New director of unity for Anglican Communion

Prayers urged after Parliament of Canada shootings

Prayers urged after Parliament of Canada shootings

THE Bishop of Ottawa, the Rt Revd John H. Chapman, has urged Canadians to pray for everyone caught up in the shooting around the Parliament Buildings on Wednesday

Pope speaks of tensions at Vatican synod

Pope speaks of tensions at Vatican synod

THE Extraordinary Synod on the Family concluded without reaching the required two-thirds majority to approve statements on the reception of communion by Roman Catholics married after divorce, and on the pastoral care of homosexuals

Bishops call for Ebola focus to be on overseas care

Bishops call for Ebola focus to be on overseas care

THE scale of the suffering in West Africa should be in the forefront of people's minds when considering the Ebola virus, not the fear of a small outbreak in the UK, two C of E bishops have said

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It’s not all religion’s fault

It’s not all religion’s fault

In her new book, Karen Armstrong argues that violence comes from a deep-seated 'warrior ethos' rather than from religion. She talks to Cole Moreton  Subscribe to read more

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Clergy are ‘more like Old Labour than New’

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