Roundup: Populating the planet, spare a thought for losers, where’s the good news, living in the city

Roundup: Populating the planet, spare a thought for losers, where’s the good news, living in the city

World’s population soon to hit 7 billion

“Whether we can live together on a healthy planet will depend on the decisions we make now,” said Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of the United Nations Population Fund.

Week of Prayer 2012 asks what victory means for unity

Both football and Polish history, marked by military invasions and freedom struggles, have inspired the preparatory group to “spare a thought for the losers”, coming to the conclusion that “There is room for everyone in God’s plan of salvation.”

General Synod: saved by an archbishop on fire

At a local level churches produce fabulous stories but generally the church isn’t even on the radar … While we are seen as discriminatory, racist and homophobic, it is almost impossible to convince folk that we have good news for them.

Ethicist looks for change in city life

Smaller homes, bicycle lanes, and cheaper and more efficient public transport are not simply environmentally-friendly aspects of a modern city, they are ethical ones.

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