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January 9, 2003

(ENS) A 13-member delegation of church leaders returned from a four-day humanitarian visit to Iraq at the end of 2002 with a warning that a war would make the United States less secure and result in widespread suffering and death for many...

December 18, 2002

The first sections of a wall being built to separate Israelis and Palestinians have been completed. It is called a 'security fence' by some, intended to prevent more Palestinian suicide bombers from sneaking into Israel. But it's also been...

December 4, 2002

Six Anglican and six Roman Catholic bishops met November 19-23 at a retreat house in Malta to discuss further steps on the road to unity between the two churches. The bishops are members of the International Anglican-Roman Catholic...

November 26, 2002

Mexican covenant committee deals with misappropriation of funds Though council members had talked informally with each other about a response to the rising tensions with Iraq earlier this year, efforts to draft a statement didn't get...

November 21, 2002

After years of controversy and faced with bankruptcy, the Anglican Church of Canada has agreed to a deal with the Canadian government to share the costs of thousands of lawsuits brought by Native students who claim abuse while attending...

November 21, 2002

Under the banner 'For the Common Good: Seeking Justice, Working for Peace,' the National Council of Churches (NCC) balanced its budget, paid off its debt, forged a new relationship with its relief and development agency, Church...

November 6, 2002

With just the right blend of sass and sentimentality, the Diocese of Massachusetts bid farewell to its outspoken suffragan bishop, Barbara Clementine Harris--the first woman to be elected a bishop in the worldwide Anglican Communion....

October 31, 2002

A high-level consultation of Christian, Muslim and Jewish religious leaders hosted by Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey at Lambeth Palace in London has issued a 10-point plan to deal with the continuing conflict in the Middle East....

October 23, 2002

A high-level delegation of Christian church leaders from Jerusalem was harassed at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv and prevented from flying to an important three-day international, interfaith meeting in London, beginning tomorrow. The...

October 15, 2002

A State Department report on religious freedom worldwide has cited continuing repression in Iraq and China--and mentioned five other countries where believers are persecuted. The report, released October 7, says that Iraq has...

October 14, 2002

While waiting in the lunch line at a Roman Catholic retreat center near Boston, Massachusetts, one participant in an intense three-day conference on the power of bishops summarized the issue succinctly: 'Bishops--can't live without...

October 14, 2002

After a 10-month investigation into financial operations at Berkeley Divinity School (BDS) at Yale, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal issued a report October 9 that criticized the Episcopal school for sloppy accountability....

October 10, 2002

Even before he officially becomes the 104th archbishop of Canterbury on November 1, Rowan Williams of Wales is being subjected to harsh criticism from those who are questioning his position on issues of sexual morality. The...

October 7, 2002

Continuing a process that began when they met in Vermont just days after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the House of Bishops, at its interim meeting in Cleveland September 26-October 1, explored a model for reconciliation...

October 4, 2002

The recent spate of corporate scandals, and the questions they raise about business ethics and governance, has increased interest in socially responsible investments, according to participants in a recent conference in Massachusetts. The...

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