Roundup: Economics, gay-friendly churches, spirituality, military ties

Roundup: Economics, gay-friendly churches, spirituality, military ties

Churches encouraged to develop a new vision of economics

A large gathering of people from south-west England and across Britain convened in Bristol on March 24, to explore visions of a New Economy provoked by Christian commitment and the current crises.

Churches becoming more gay friendly

Churches are more accepting of gays than ever, an organiser of a gay and lesbian Christian conference says.

‘Transformative spirituality is a breath of fire’

Transformative spiritualities and mission is a significant point of discussion at the pre-assembly event of the World Council of Churches Commission on World Mission and Evangelism which is currently under way in Manila.

US, Australia to broaden military ties

The United States and Australia are planning a major expansion of military ties, including possible drone flights from a coral atoll in the Indian Ocean and increased US naval access to Australian ports, as the Pentagon looks to shift its forces closer to Southeast Asia, officials from both countries said.

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