International News

Bishop, Israeli envoy’s talks cordial

Embroiled in controversy over a Christmas sermon denouncing Israel's treatment of Palestinian Arabs, Bishop John Baycroft of Ottawa met Israeli Ambassador David Sultan recently...

Eucharist ruling fuels new debate

Should lay people be permitted to celebrate the eucharist? The answer to that question, posed recently to an ecclesiastical court of the Anglican Church...

Take pro-gay stand or else, Tutu warns

Cape Town The World Council of Churches must take a positive stand on homosexuality at its next assembly in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, if it...

Jewish financier wins Templeton prize

New York Sigmund Sternberg, a 76-year-old Jewish businessman who chairs the executive committee of the International Council of Christians and Jews, has won the 1998...

Ministers get plastic credit

A credit card company, a bank and a missionary organization in Argentina are launching a credit card for ministers and missionaries. Visa, Argentina's Mercantile...