THE transmission of leprosy in poor countries could be eliminated within ten years in certain regions if a new drug trial continues to give positive results, the Leprosy Mission (England and Wales) has announced
A SYRIAN Church of England priest, the Revd Nadim Nassar, who is also the director of the Awareness Foundation, said on Wednesday that he was “furious” with the global church for its failure to speak out against the atrocities taking place in Syria
MORE than one million people were destitute and in touch with voluntary-sector crisis services last year, a new report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation suggests
THE child sexual-abuse charity Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has said that the number of online child sexual-abuse images and videos reported to the organisation had increased by 417 per cent since 2013
THE Christian presence in parts of northern Nigeria has “almost been extinguished” in the wake of attacks by extremist Islamic groups, perpetrated against a backdrop of persecution and segregation, a report from the charity Open Doors warns
THE Bishop of Portsmouth, the Rt Revd Christopher Foster, has welcomed a government inquiry into the use of crematoria in the UK, to which the Church of England will be submitting a proposal, but criticised its timing and “consumer” terminology
After the birth of nine cygnets last weekend, the Bishop’s Palace, Wells, is launching its annual “Name the Cygnets” competition. The names will be announced on 10 May. To watch the ...
THERE are three weeks to go until we total up this year’s Train-A-Priest Fund. Do you have any more to give?
New network to address ethnic diversity in C of E; Bishop Bell petition hits 1000 signatures; Top rating for Church Commissioners’ climate investments; Council a step closer to saving Venerable Bede attraction; Christian librarians celebrate forty years
A verger at Liverpool Cathedral, Carlos Clark, and its Attractions Assistant, Sarah Bowers, pose on top of the Cathedral
Five members of Christian Climate Action helped to close off the access road to the Ffos-y-fran coal mine, near Merthyr Tydfil, on Tuesday morning
A register rescued from Boxing Day floodwaters at St Mary’s, Radcliffe.The church will re-open on Sunday, with the Bishop of Manchester, Dr David Walker, in attendance
ONE of Melbourne’s regional bishops, the Rt Revd Philip Huggins, has called on Australia’s political leaders to meet privately with the Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, to find a way to prevent the forthcoming federal election campaign “descending into the negativity and blaming that has marked Australian political discourse in recent years”
A PRIEST in Ecuador has called on the wider Anglican Communion to help victims of the recent earthquake in the country. The tremor, which struck on 14 April, devastated large parts of western Ecuador; 655 people are known to have died, many thousands were injured, and 48 are still missing
THOUSANDS of children and adults in the Central African Republic (CAR) are receiving trauma-counselling to help them to recover from conflict, including sexual violence
THE Primate of Brazil, the Most Revd Francisco de Assis da Silva, has expressed his support for President Dilma Rousseff after more than two thirds of a hostile and corruption-fuelled congress voted to impeach her
ERITREA, one of the first Christian countries in the world, is now one of the most dangerous places on earth to be a Christian, the charity Release International says
THE planned merger of two maternity hospitals in Dublin has been stalled in a dispute between their boards that centres on the religious ethos and governance demands of the proposed new facility at the Roman Catholic-run site.