Globalisation and Development

  • 14 Sep 2007

    Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has renewed the church's call for "immigration policies which respect the rights and gifts of those among us, now living in fear, whose contributions to our communities and economy are so valued."

  • 14 Sep 2007

    Relief teams from aid agencies in the UK have left to assess the impact of a series of massive quakes that rocked Sumatra’s west coast and led to tsunami warnings being issued across the Indian Ocean.

  • 14 Sep 2007

    U.S. bishops have voiced concern over death threats against a Peruvian bishop who is a native of Chicago.

  • 12 Sep 2007

    Church and development organisations working in hurricane-hit Nicaragua and Honduras are urging people not to forget the long- and short-term victims of the region's 'hidden disaster', the profile of which is being dwarfed by other world events in the media.

  • 11 Sep 2007

    Tributes have been pouring in for ethical business pioneer Anita Roddick, who died on 10 September 2007 aged 64 after a major brain haemorrhage. A supporter of numerous causes, she disliked institutional religion but loved the alternative Christian arts festival Greenbelt.

  • 11 Sep 2007

    “Keeping our faith in times of trouble” is a model of hope, an international Anabaptist delegation to Zimbabwe has affirmed. It says the Brethren in Christ Church (BICC) in the troubled country is alive and strong. The Mennonite World Conference team also met local Catholics.

  • 10 Sep 2007

    Churches in Zimbabwe’s second largest city, Bulawayo, are launching emergency distributions of water and warning of ‘disastrous’ water shortages that could lead to diseases like cholera.

  • 7 Sep 2007

    Getting together round the fire and having a good nosh and natter is a great way to combat prejudice and social division, reckons ex-Cape Town Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who has just become patron of South Africa's Barbecue (Braai) Day.

  • 6 Sep 2007

    Hurricane Felix, which struck Nicaragua on Tuesday 5 September 2007, has destroyed 9,000 homes, according to the Nicaraguan government. 38 people are confirmed dead, with another 80 missing. Honduras and Guatemala have also been hit.

  • 6 Sep 2007

    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomeos I, seen by many of the world's Orthodox Christians as their spiritual leader, has issued a warning saying climate change, which threatens the survival of humanity, needs to be dealt with immediately.