News Brief

  • July 2, 2007

    The UK-based churches' international development agency Christian Aid has launched a new website - which it hopes will resource the struggle for global justice and engage more people with its work and that of its partners.

  • July 1, 2007

    Human Rights Watch has won a triennial award from Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC), an international fellowship of Christian churches with an affirming ministry to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

  • June 30, 2007

    In an unusual diplomatic move, Methodist Bishop Eugenio Poma, an indigenous Aymara Indian from Bolivia, has become his country's ambassador to Denmark. Poma also used to work for the World Council of Churches.

  • June 29, 2007

    Pope Benedict XVI has encouraged a group of experts to search for heart treatments using adult stem cells, saying scientific experimetation should be encouraged, provided it is not to detriment to other human beings.

  • June 29, 2007

    Christian Aid today warmly welcomed a number of new Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s ministerial appointments, saying that the changes are a good sign of his continuing commitment to justice for the world’s poor.

  • June 28, 2007

    CAFOD is urging consumers to email the chief executives of two major UK jewellery retailers to ask them to sign up to 'golden rules' to minimise the harm to communities and the environment done by gold mining.

  • June 28, 2007

    A Christian coalition in Hong Kong has been formed to lobby with civil rights activists for universal suffrage as the territory prepares to mark its 10th anniversary as a Special Administrative Region of China.

  • June 28, 2007

    As the economy and infrastructure of Zimbabwe continues to crumble, UK-based human rights and religious groups are keeping the pressure for change up as part of a concerted global effort - with torture a particular concern.

  • June 27, 2007

    On the day Tony Blair stood down as British Prime Minister, the relief agency Christian Aid joined many others in applauding his achievements but expressing disappointment at "a job half done" on poverty and development.

  • June 26, 2007

    A pre-dawn break-in earlier this month (June 2007) targetted two computers containing sensitive information at the office of Justapaz, the Christian Center for Justice, Peace and Nonviolent Action, on-the-spot reports reveal.