Life and Death

  • 23 May 2008

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu has addressed the 61st World Health Assembly which ends in Geneva tomorrow. Holding up a t-shirt proclaiming "HIV Positive Kids Need Treatment," he highlighted the need to address the challenges

  • 22 May 2008

    An al-Qaeda leader in Iraq has been sentenced to death for the killing of the Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho - despite the church's opposition to the death penalty. The Iraqi government said the criminal court had imposed the death sentence on Ahmed Ali Ahmed.

  • 18 May 2008

    The UK-based international developement agency Christian Aid is responding to the huge magnitude earthquake that hit China’s Sichuan province on 12 May through the work of the Amity Foundation, a recognised NGO.

  • 16 May 2008

    The leader of the Armenian Apostolic Church, visiting Pope Benedict XVI in Rome, has spoken of the "genocide" suffered by his compatriots in the Ottoman empire, and said that those with power should ensure that justice prevails.

  • 14 May 2008

    Chinese churches and Christian agencies, as well as the government and army, have begun responding to the recent earthquake. The quake, measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale, has devastated a region west of the provincial capital Chengdu.

  • 12 May 2008

    The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is set to express its outright opposition to the death penalty for the first time. It has never previously resolved to oppose capital punishment ‘unequivocally’.

  • 10 May 2008

    Burma's military regime is distributing international aid today. But it is covering the boxes with the names of top generals in an effort to turn the relief effort for last week's devastating cyclone into a propaganda exercise.

  • 8 May 2008

    Teams from Disasters Emergency Committee member agencies, along with flights of emergency relief items, are now reaching those affected by Cyclone Nargis. DEC is calling for urgent donations to the DEC Myanmar (Burma) Cyclone Appeal.

  • 7 May 2008

    CELEBRATE ten years since the Birmingham human chain
    DISCOVER the impact of debt cancellation so far
    DEMAND a lasting solution to the debt crisis

  • 3 May 2008

    “Some people think that peace-making is easy, but in my experience it requires toughness and resolution, as well as sympathy and integrity.”