World News

  • May 15, 2017

    President Trump is preparing to visit Riyadh, as concerns grow for three Saudi juveniles who face imminent execution for attending protests.

  • May 15, 2017

    As the Lutheran World Federation gathered for its 12th Assembly in Windhoek, Namibia from 10-16 May , World Council of Churches (WCC) General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit presented greetings on behalf of the WCC, a worldwide fellowship of 348 member churches which represents more than half a billion Christians around the world.

  • May 12, 2017

    United Methodist Women have co-facilitated, with the General Board of Church and Society, a three-day maternal health advocacy training  at the United Methodist Building in Washington, DC.

  • May 12, 2017

    The United Nations human rights chief announced yesterday  that the Central Asian branch of his Office will extend its coverage to Uzbekistan now that an agreement is in place, highlighting that the country is “at a crossroads.”

  • May 11, 2017

    Reports about dramatic effects of climate change keep coming, as governments meet for another round of UN climate talks in Bonn.

  • May 10, 2017

    On 8 May 1997, hundreds of Bushmen were ordered to abandon their homes deep in Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve. This was the first in a wave of evictions by the government, determined to open up their ancestral homes to diamond mining and tourism.

  • May 9, 2017

    The WCC General Secretary, the Rev  Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has expressed his concern regarding the ongoing hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons. Over 1,000 Palestinian security prisoners in Israeli prisons began a hunger strike on 17 April 2017, demanding improved prison conditions.

  • May 8, 2017

    New evidence has emerged of dangerously substandard medical care in US immigration detention at a time when the Trump administration is seeking to increase its use, Human Rights Watch and Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinemen, a group seeking to end immigration detention, said in a report released today.

  • May 6, 2017

     Amnesty International has responded to a  Russian-brokered proposal for "de-escalation zones" in Syria signed by Turkey and Iran and welcomed by the Syrian government.

  • May 5, 2017

    The Vatican has announced that President Trump will meet Pope Francis later this month.