Suspension of Pakistan women's death sentence 'shows need' for Christian-Muslim dialogue

Demonstrators attend a peace rally
By Peter Kenny

The suspension of the death sentence of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman charged with blasphemy, by the Pakistan Supreme court has showed the value of Muslim-Christian dialogue, says a priest in the Islamic nation

Francis 'climate and capitalism' views may be pruning his US popularity

By Peter Kenny

Americans are considerably less favourably inclined to Pope Francis than they were a year ago, a new Gallup poll has found, two months before he is to visit the United States.

Ukraine bishop who shielded hundreds of Jews recognized by Pope Francis

By Peter Kenny

Pope Francis has recognized the heroism of Archbishop Andrey Sheptytsky, head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church from 1900 to 1944 in personally protecting hundreds of Jews from Nazi occupiers during World War II.

European Maccabi Games taking place in stadium built by Nazis

By Peter Kenny

The European Maccabi Games are taking place for the first time in the capital city of Germany in a stadium originally built by the Nazis. The games run by a Jewish sports movement are taking place 70 years after the end of the Holocaust seeking to exterminate Jews and 50 years after the establishment of the German–Israeli relations.

Desmond Tutu goes back to the hospital in South Africa

By Peter Kenny

Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, who is aged 83, has re-entered the hospital, a week after he was discharged, his foundation has said.

Christians in Kenya's north resist 'worship here and you will die' threat

By Ecumenical News Reporter

Christians in North Eastern Kenya have come under repeated attacks by Al-Shabaab militants but they continue to worship on Sundays under the protection of armed guards despite being warned not to do so by extremists.

Central African Republic interfaith group clinches prize in memory of slain UN leader

By Peter Kenny

The Interfaith Peace Platform has won a notable international peace award for its work reconciling warring Christian and Muslim groups in the hope of reaching a lasting peace in Central African Republic.

Ecumenical Water Network urges elimination of bottled water

By Peter Kenny

The Ecumenical Water Network of the World Council of Churches has urged churches and ecumenical organizations in Europe and North America to consider eliminating the use of bottled water due to the its adverse impact on the environment.

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