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GAFCON communiqué chides ACC for ‘defiance’

GAFCON communiqué chides ACC for ‘defiance’

THE Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) meeting in Zambia earlier this month has “further torn the fabric of the Communion”, conservative Anglican leaders said last week.

'Space to advocate for minority rights in Turkey is shrinking'

A REPORT examining the decline in freedom of expression of religion in Turkey has found increasing levels of discrimination towards those from minority faith groups, and a deteriorating human-rights situation

Turkish churches taken into state hands

Turkish churches taken into state hands

CHURCHES and land in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir have reportedly been seized by the authorities, sparking fears among Christians

Austria's border fence condemned by bishop

Austria

AN ANTI-MIGRANT border fence in Austria, which is to be built across church property, “would be contrary to the spirit of the gospel” and the will of the Pope, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Eisenstadt in Burgenland state, the Rt Revd Ägidius Zsifkovics, has said

Loopholes cost my country £2.5 billion, says tax campaigner

Loopholes cost my country £2.5 billion, says tax campaigner

WHEN the Prime Minister hosts an anti-corruption summit in London next month, among those watching closely will be Filomeno Santos Ana III, a Filipino economist who has spent the past 20 years campaigning against tax avoidance in his country

Trump rally near murder site condemned by bishop

Trump rally near murder site condemned by bishop

A FUND-RAISING event for the Republican Party, attended by the United States presidential candidate Donald Trump, has been condemned as “disgraceful” for taking place close to the spot where a migrant worker was stabbed by white teenagers in a race-hate crime

Christian projects help Nepal's road to recovery

Christian projects help Nepal

THE Church in Nepal is leading the way to recovery one year after an earthquake left thousands dead and many more injured and without homes, the head of the Christian charity Tearfund, Nigel Harris, has said

Jihadis' journeys revealed in new report

Jihadis

INTERNATIONAL borders arouse no fears in jihadi Islamists, nor do prison sentences; these are two conclusions of a new report, Milestones To Militancy, published by the Centre on Religion & Geopolitics of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation

'She had taken care of us'

CHRISTIANS in Montecristi, Ecuador, have taken heart that a statue of the Virgin Mary in the Basilica de Monserrat was left undamaged by the recent earthquake that shook the country

World news in brief

World news in brief

Cardinal prays for religious freedom in China; Church leaders in Australia condemn cuts to aid budget

Purple tribute

Purple tribute

Mary Sereg, from Minneapolis, holds balloons outside Paisley Park, the home of the singer Prince, who died last week

Our country is like a war zone, says Ecuadorean bishop

Our country is like a war zone, says Ecuadorean bishop

THE Bishop of Litoral Ecuador, the Rt Revd Alfredo Morante, has described the condition of his country after the earthquake that struck the west coast last week

Japanese Church seeks to help earthquake victims  

Japanese Church seeks to help earthquake victims
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THE Bishop of Kyushu, the Rt Revd Luke Kenichi Muto, held an emergency meeting last Sunday to organise support for victims of the earthquakes that struck the area on Thursday and Saturday of last week

Irish teachers fear RE changes

Irish teachers fear RE changes

PRIMARY-SCHOOL teachers in Ireland are becoming increasingly concerned at plans to remodel the religious-education curriculum in state schools, which, they say, will dilute the ethos of faith-based schools and cause problems in delivering the preferred denominational curriculum already in place

Children from Calais site not accounted for

Children from Calais site not accounted for

THE humanitarian organisation Seeking Sanctuary has said that it is becoming increasingly concerned about the fate of more than a hundred children feared missing from the “Jungle” camp in Calais, after recent clearances by French authorities

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