Globalisation and Development

  • 9 Jun 2007

    While environment and development groups are generally dissatisfied with the outcome of the G8 summit this week, the pledge to launch climate negotiations in Bali in December 2007 and complete them in 2009 has been welcomed by Christian Aid.

  • 8 Jun 2007

    Blaming religion alone for the world's troubles is factually wrong, says the head of the World Council of Churches. Both religious and non-religious roots of conflict must be faced, and Christians have a vocation as peacemakers.

  • 7 Jun 2007

    The UK government's efforts to build a coalition to back sustainable development in Africa is being undermined by attempts at the G8 summit to fudge a deal on climate change, says Britsih-based agency Christian Aid.

  • 7 Jun 2007

    Praying with Jerusalem's Christians, marching to the White House or sponsoring one of 14,609 olive trees are among the activities taking place in the International Church Action for Peace in Palestine and Israel.

  • 7 Jun 2007

    Governments must act immediately to reduce the effect of disasters particularly in poor countries before climate change dramatically increases the number of floods, droughts and windstorms, says Christian Aid.

  • 6 Jun 2007

    The USA is preparing to scupper a global deal on slashing greenhouse gas emissions at the G8 summit in Germany, infuriating thousands of protestors who have taken to the streets to put pressure on the world’s rich nations.

  • 6 Jun 2007

    On the opening day of the G8 summit, leading international debt cancellation advocacy groups declared that the deal leaders negotiated 2 years ago has not solved the debt crisis. They also issued a strong call to the G8 to stop the activities of 'vulture funds'.

  • 6 Jun 2007

    The UK-based Catholic aid and development agency CAFOD has sent out a strong message on the eve of the G8 summit. It wants to see definite anti-poverty action and an 80 per cent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

  • 6 Jun 2007

    The impact of global migration on the church and on the most vulnerable is the theme of a 6-8 June 2007 conference in Nairobi, Kenya, oganized by the Global Ecumenical Network on Migration (GEM).

  • 5 Jun 2007

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu has called for urgent action against the threat of global warming. He was speaking in Tromsø, the largest Nordic city north of the Arctic Circle. African and Pacific leaders have backed his plea.