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December 4, 2002

Switzerland's churches have expressed relief after voters rejected, by a tiny margin, a proposal that would have made the country's asylum laws the 'most restrictive' in Europe, automatically turning back anyone seeking asylum from another country that was deemed safe. It was defeated in a...

November 12, 2002

During the Moscow theatre crisis in which Chechen separatists terrorized about 800 hostages, Christians and Muslims prayed together for their release. But the siege that resulted in the death of 119 hostages has left Christianity and Islam in Russia deeply divided and Orthodox church leaders...

July 18, 2002

High heels, cowboy boots, trainers, slippers and sandals have no place with pastors' robes during worship, according to a new book of Protestant liturgy for German clergy.

The fashion proscription is among the strongly worded advice found in the recently published 590-page Evangelisches...

May 14, 1999

I write to the Church today to provide an update on the multiple efforts undertaken at our Church Center and our whole Church in the midst of the tragedy that unfolds daily in Kosovo. Yesterday I sent two letters, one to President Clinton and the other to Dr. Han Wenzao of the China Christian...

May 13, 1999

"It is my strong sense that, while apologies were made, qualifiers and linkages to other issues served only to further worsen the situation, showing disrespect to the Chinese people at the time of this tragedy," Griswold said, adding later, "I hope such failures on the human level can be...

March 19, 1999

Friday in Lent V

During a season marked by self examination, repentance and reconciliation to God and one another, we find ourselves witnessing the terrible spectacle of violence and civil strife being visited upon the people in the state of Kosovo and wider Yugoslavia. I invite those in...

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