ENI | Featured Articles /featured/ ENI for the latest news about churches and religion. en-gb Fri, 24 Jul 2009 17:22:02 GMT Copyright: (C) Ecumenical News International / 15 ENI Featured Articles /rss/eni.gif /featured/ Russian Orthodox Patriarch begins contentious visit to Ukraine A 10-day trip to Ukraine by Patriarch Kirill I of the Russian Orthodox Church is to include visits to a monument to victims of the Stalin-era famine, a liturgy expected to draw thousands to the tense, scenic Crimean peninsula. /featured/article.php&id=3212 Fri, 24 Jul 2009 00:00:00 GMT /featured/article.php&id=3212 Church of England to offer combined marriage and baptism Couples living together with children born out of wedlock will be able to get married and have their offspring baptised at a single ceremony, the (Anglican) Church of England has announced. /featured/article.php&id=3210 Fri, 24 Jul 2009 00:00:00 GMT /featured/article.php&id=3210 Congo needs foreign intruders to leave, says church head Foreign armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo must leave if the country is to lift itself from its current quagmire, a church leader in the mineral-rich central African nation has said. /featured/article.php&id=3196 Tue, 21 Jul 2009 00:00:00 GMT /featured/article.php&id=3196 Orthodox Patriarch wants Euro-body with Catholics, Protestants Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomeos I, a spiritual leader who represents Eastern Orthodox Christianity, has called for the creation of a churches' umbrella body in Europe to include Roman Catholics alongside Anglicans, Orthodox and Protestants. /featured/article.php&id=3187 Sun, 19 Jul 2009 00:00:00 GMT /featured/article.php&id=3187 Jerusalem bishop: as in S. Africa, churches key to peace in ME Jerusalem Lutheran Bishop Munib Younan has appealed to leaders of churches in Europe to stand by Christians in the Middle East in their struggle for justice and peace by remembering how injustice was fought in South Africa. /featured/article.php&id=3186 Fri, 17 Jul 2009 00:00:00 GMT /featured/article.php&id=3186 Methodists ask Obama to help restore Honduran president Mission workers from the United Methodist Church, who are serving or have served in Latin America, have called on President Barack Obama "to take whatever diplomatic and economic steps are necessary" to restore deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya. /featured/article.php&id=3179 Thu, 16 Jul 2009 00:00:00 GMT /featured/article.php&id=3179 Offer hope to crisis-hit world, European churches' leaders urge A gathering of European churches has opened in the French city of Lyon with an account of how a church rebuilt itself after religion was banned, and with a call for Christians to be at the forefront of resisting all forms of violence and racism. /featured/article.php&id=3177 Wed, 15 Jul 2009 00:00:00 GMT /featured/article.php&id=3177 Greek clergy circulate document on 'heresy of ecumenism' A group of Orthodox clergy in Greece, led by three senior archbishops, have published a manifesto pledging to resist all ecumenical ties with Roman Catholics and Protestants. /featured/article.php&id=3173 Tue, 14 Jul 2009 00:00:00 GMT /featured/article.php&id=3173 Protestants celebrate 500 years since Calvin's birth Protestant Christians are celebrating the 500th anniversary of the birth of Jean Calvin, the French-born church reformer who inspired a movement that now has tens of millions of adherents worldwide. /featured/article.php&id=3168 Fri, 10 Jul 2009 00:00:00 GMT /featured/article.php&id=3168 Calvin leaves divided legacy in South Africa The influence of the 16th-century Protestant reformer Jean Calvin, born in France on 10 July 1509, has probably not been felt as much in any single country as South Africa. /featured/article.php&id=3164 Thu, 09 Jul 2009 00:00:00 GMT /featured/article.php&id=3164