Globalisation and Development

  • 15 May 2007

    The Pope has attacked Marxism as well as unfettered capitalism on his visit to Brazil. But the ghost of Marx has positive as well as negative connotations for Christians and social justice campaigners concerned with inequity.

  • 15 May 2007

    Peter Heslam argues that the corruption row surrounding World Bank chief Paul Wolfowitz taps into wider issues about money and development. Both the Bank and its critics have much to learn, he says.

  • 14 May 2007

    You can donate to Christian Aid Week 2007 online via this link.

  • 14 May 2007

    Book-lovers in Edinburgh have been contemplating everything from Aesop's Fables to Judge Dredd - and they have raised volumes for Christian Aid's anti-poverty struggle, as well as adding volumes to their shelves.

  • 12 May 2007

    As Tony Blair prepares to step down as British PM, the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development (CAFOD) offers an assessment and balance sheet of the impact of his policies on international development.

  • 11 May 2007

    Kenyan religious leaders are backing demands by civil society groups that those standing in parliamentary elections scheduled for 2007 should commit themselves to salary reductions, accountability and transparency.

  • 10 May 2007

    Following up their critique of Robert Mugabe's regime in an outspoken pastoral letter, Zimbabwe's Catholic bishops are calling for a cricket boycott of the country. But the president is hitting back.

  • 9 May 2007

    President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil's has said that his country will bypass the commercial patent on a crucial anti-AIDS drug manufactured by Merck, the US pharmaceutical giant, in order to ensure that those who desperately need treatment can get a cheaper, generic Indian-made version.

  • 9 May 2007

    With the G8 summit only one month away, the Pope has backed a call from a worldwide delegation of bishops to put poverty at the heart of the agenda.

  • 6 May 2007

    The small Chinese city of Macau has become the new East Asian Las Vegas, say church leaders and labour activists, claiming that gambling and corruption are leading to social ruin.