Globalisation and Development

  • 5 May 2007

    Rich countries like the UK have to redouble their efforts to reduce greenhouse emissions and must aim to make cuts of at least 80 per cent by 2050, says Christian Aid, responding to the latest UN global warming report.

  • 5 May 2007

    Global politicians need new resolve to pressure the Sudanese government to end the Darfur tragedy. Trade is one of the levers they can use, says Christian Aid's regional manager. A peace deal must address underlying causes of conflict.

  • 4 May 2007

    Concerned stockholders have a chance to pressure the Sudanese gvernment to stop the killing in Darfur through responsible economic action, argues the general secretary of the National Council of Churches USA.

  • 4 May 2007

    The news that the US is tentatively exploring contacts with Iran, despite President Bush's rhetoric, is surely a sign of hope in a conflict-ridden region.

  • 4 May 2007

    Religious communities can and do make a positive contribution to peace and justice in Africa, say diplomatic representatives meeting with Nordic church leaders at an interfaith meeting on women's development priorities.

  • 3 May 2007

    The head of the World Council of Churches has sent a strongly-worded letter to the Turkish government after three Christians were murdered by extremists in Malatya earlier this month. Other abuses are cited.

  • 3 May 2007

    Fairtrade campaigners have expressed their alarm at the announcement by Asda Wal-Mart that it has slashed the price of loose bananas by approximately 17p per kilogram (kg) to 68p per kg.

  • 2 May 2007

    In the wake of recent demonstrations for massacre-hit Darfur in London and other capital cities, the UK agency Christian Aid has launched an appeal for funds and action.

  • 1 May 2007

    Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor has led an international delegation to 10 Downing Street to remind Tony Blair of Britain’s commitment to the G8 pledges made at Gleneagles.

  • 1 May 2007

    Clare Short MP, the former Secretary of State for International Development, has spoken of her belief that the world’s richest countries are collaborating in slavery today in the same way Christian Churches collaborated in the Slave Trade over 200 years ago.