International News

Tension eases after S.A. talks

The Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Rev. Njong-onkulu Ndungane, emerged from his meeting with President Nelson Mandela on Thursday Mar. 5 encouraged that

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 in

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 of

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 Bank

Trial beats temptation in prayer

LONDON Conservative lay members of the Church of England have failed in their bid to keep a traditional form of the Lord’s Prayer as the

Via Dolorosa

There is no peace in Bethlehem tonight. The way is blocked, the borders sealed; The sky is bright with stars, And the moon glances off

World briefs

Mexican primate dies (ENS)–The first primate of the Anglican Church of Mexico has died at the age of 73. Retired Archbishop Jose Guadalupe Saucedo guided

Child ‘slaves’ trek to talks

London Children are travelling to Geneva, on foot and using other forms of transport, from as far away as Brazil, South Africa and the Philippines

Brutality, oppression outrage visitors

Bethlehem At the invitation of Sabeel Liberation Theology Center and its local and international partners, more than 900 people (Christians, Muslims and Jews) from diverse

Church leaders cry out for help

Nairobi Kenya’s church leaders have called for the United States and Britain to bring pressure to bear on the Kenyan government to ensure that the