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The G20 is not facing up to the causes of the global debt crisis and its impact on the poorest, says a leading NGO working on debt issues.
The G20 'Outlook for Development' paper from St Petersburg is "disappointing" overall, says Catholic development agency CAFOD.
Long-term, chronic crises of global unemployment, inequality, economic instability and poverty must not be sidelined by the G20, says CAFOD.
Brazil’s Public Prosecutors have called for the closure of a security firm accused of carrying out brutal attacks on Guarani communities and of killing at least two of their leaders.
Last week the UK parliament voted against military action in Syria; in the USA, congress is getting ready to vote on the same question.
The number of Syrians forced to seek shelter abroad since civil war began in 2011 has passed 2 million, with no sign of the outflow ending soon.
Catholic organisations are calling on G20 leaders to consider how well they have served the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable.
Following the UK parliamentary vote against military intervention in Syria, an MP has called for a redoubling of humanitarian support.
The use of chemical weapons in Syria is a stark reminder of the appalling impact that the war is having on millions, says Catholic aid agency CAFOD.
A global coalition of the world’s major churches is to launch a campaign to press for better rights for Bangladeshi garment workers.