News Brief

  • May 20, 2007

    Senior Asian Christian leaders ae backing moves by Thailand to enforce the compulsory licensing of patented AIDS drugs in order to lower their cost by allowing the production or purchase of generic versions.

  • May 19, 2007

    French religious leaders are calling on newly-elected President Sarkosy to pursue a dialogue on national hramony with those who voted against him and who believe he is bad news for the marginalised.

  • May 19, 2007

    As the World Bank reels from the Wolfowitz scandal and Tony Blair steps into the shadow of Prime Minister-in-waiting Gordon Brown, rumours abound that he is on the list to head up the international loans institution.

  • May 18, 2007

    Staff and critics of the World Bank have reacted with fury to the news that controversial chief Paul Wolfowitz, accused of corruption, will leave at the end of June 2007 with the official blessing of the Bank's Board.

  • May 18, 2007

    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.

  • May 17, 2007

    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.

  • May 17, 2007

    A 21-25 May 2007 conference in Entebbe, Uganda, to be opened by Uganda's minister of water and environment, will discuss the role of churches and communities in facing up to the African water crisis.

  • May 16, 2007

    The World Council of Churches (WCC) is giving its backing to a resolution on rational use of medicines to be considered by the 60th World Health Assembly taking place in Geneva, Switzerlkand, from 14-23 May 2007.

  • May 16, 2007

    Bishop Peter Price of Bath & Wells, who has been forthright in his opposition to war and global poverty, has said that people who ignore Jesus' teachings but turn him into a morsel of personal comfort are 'cupcake Christians'.

  • May 16, 2007

    Soulforce, a gay action group co-founded by one of Jerry Falwell's ex-workers, has sent condolences to his family and friends upon news of his death. A beacon of the religious right, Falwell implacably opposed homosexuality.