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June 12, 2017

[Conference of European Churches] Since 2000, more than 30,000 migrants and refugees have lost their lives on their way to Europe, often drowning at sea or suffocating in containers on trucks and ships. Churches throughout Europe have responded through intensive solidarity and humanitarian...

May 25, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Former U.S. President Barack Obama joined German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin in front of tens of thousands of people on May 25, the first full day of Germany’s biggest Protestant gathering, the Kirchentag, or “church festival.”...

March 21, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] An appeal has been launched for the restoration of St. Paul’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral in Malta. Towering 200 feet over the seaward approach to Valletta, St. Paul’s is a vital part of Malta’s rich cultural heritage. It pays homage to St. Paul, who was shipwrecked...

March 30, 2010

South African and Swedish church leaders have reiterated grave concerns that a 10-year-old arms deal that involved Sweden with South Africa threatens the fledgling African democracy.

The deal to sell armaments to South Africa also involved other European and Western nations such as...

October 26, 2009

A decision by the (Lutheran) Church of Sweden to allow same-sex marriages to be celebrated in churches has been criticized by Lutheran churches in Africa and also by the (Anglican) Church of England.

A majority of the Church of Sweden's general synod meeting in Uppsala decided on October...

May 14, 2009

Christians in Europe are marking 20 years since a gathering of virtually all of the continent's churches in Switzerland that they say became a symbol of overcoming a crumbling Iron Curtain.

"In 1989, Europe was changing," said Archdeacon Colin Williams, general secretary of the...

July 30, 2008

Cluster bombs are containers filed with smaller bombs (bomblets or submunitions) that are dropped from the air or fired from land or sea. They were first used in World War II and are now stockpiled by at least 76 states and have been used in at least 31 countries and disputed territories....

May 20, 2003

A Danish supermarket chain has withdrawn from sale of sandals featuring images of Jesus and Mary, after an outcry from Danish Christian groups.

The sandals went on sale on May 12 in the Kvickly chain which has branches throughout Denmark. But on May 14, in the face of protests against...

May 5, 2003

Protestants in the Swiss canton of Zurich have made a public apology for the persecution during the 16th century Reformation era of a radical Christian movement called Anabaptists, whose present-day successors include many Mennonites and the Amish community in North America.

At a...

April 4, 2003

Despite the failure of recent peace negotiations, there is still hope for a peaceful settlement in the divided island of Cyprus, a World Council of Churches delegation concluded after a recent visit--but only if the Greek and Turkish communities reconcile at the grassroots level.

Peter...

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