A wealthy Brazilian rancher has been convicted of ordering the killing high-profile supporter of landless people Sr Dorothy Stang in 2005. But the Pope's silence has disappointed her family and social justice activists.
Some 1 billion people will be forced from their homes by 2050 as climate change deepens an already huge global migration crisis, predicts an authoritative new report by Christian Aid - which shows that scapegoating immigrants is the wrong approach.
Sustainability is the central theme for the 2007 Grand Designs Live ExCel London show, and the Green Garden created by development agency Christian Aid and the Eden Project will be a highlight of the exhibition.
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.
As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change publishes its new report on economics and control of emissions, climate change activists say the UN Bangkok meeting is a step forward but not enough. Churches are taking up the cause.