Globalisation and Development

  • 8 Aug 2007

    Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu and other global church leaders have welcomed a ruling from the Madras High Court in Chennai that dismissed a challenge to the constitutionality of India's patent law from a Swiss pharmaceutical giant.

  • 8 Aug 2007

    Church groups working in the Darfur region have welcomed the conclusion of the Arusha talks as a step towards greater cooperation between rebels which will pave the way for serious negotiations.

  • 7 Aug 2007

    The World Council of Churches' Ecumenical Institute in the Swiss countryside has been the setting of a major month-long global dialogue on the state of religion in the world - an invitation to honesty, deeper understanding and the renewal of conversation.

  • 6 Aug 2007

    The poorest people in India, Nepal and Bangladesh are the chief victims of major monsoon-driven floods across South Asia. And the situation is being made worse by lack of effective international action, local development planners are saying.

  • 4 Aug 2007

    More than 150 people have died and 20 million have been displaced from heavy floods in south Asia. Reports estimate more than 12 million people in India, 5.5 million in Bangladesh and 750,000 in Nepal are affected.

  • 4 Aug 2007

    Christian Aid emergency staff in South Asia are working with local partner organisations to co-ordinate its response, after the worst floods in years hit a large swathe of northern India, Bangladesh and Nepal.

  • 3 Aug 2007

    In an interview with Juan Michel of the WCC, a prominent Iraqi Christian shares his views on the situation in the violence-plagued country. He assesses the situation with realism, but also with hope for peace with justice.

  • 3 Aug 2007

    India, Bangladesh and Nepal are in need of urgent aid and development support, following the latest disaster.

  • 1 Aug 2007

    War-torn Sri Lanka is to receive the first of a series of ecumenical "living letters" teams which will visit Christian communities facing situations of violence in different regions of the world.

  • 29 Jul 2007

    New British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will be walking a political tightrope over the coming hours, by seeking to cement positive relations with the USA, while staking out his own international policy platform.