World News

  • June 17, 2016

    Pan-African women of faith from Africa and the African diaspora have in a spiritual pilgrimage deliberated on issues affecting women’s empowerment and the importance of lifting their voices and votes to end hunger and poverty.

  • June 16, 2016

    On the second day of his visit to Brussels the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed the opening ceremony of the European Development Days forum and participated in a commemoration for the victims of the March airport bombing attacks in the city.

  • June 15, 2016

    An elderly British-Bangladeshi journalist who faces a potential death sentence in Bangladesh has been denied bail, sparking fears for his wellbeing in detention.

  • June 15, 2016

    An expert panel of the World Health Organisation has concluded that while the Zika virus and its associated disorders continue to be a public health emergency of international concern, there is a “very low” risk of further international spread of the virus as a result of the forthcoming Olympic Games.

  • June 14, 2016

    The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) has expressed “shock, outrage and sadness” over the tragic events in Orlando, Florida and called for control of automatic weapons.

  • June 13, 2016

    To renew relations with churches and religious organisations and to explore possibilities of joint promotion of peace and reconciliation in Ukraine, a staff delegation from the World Council of Churches has visited Kyiv.

  • June 10, 2016

    The United Nations envoy mediating a resolution to the crisis in Syria said yesterday (9 June 2015) that the time is not yet right for a resumption of the intra-Syrian talks, but that the intention is to begin an official third round “as soon as possible.

  • June 9, 2016

    At an interfaith prayer service on 7 June 2016, people from diverse faith communities issued a call to action to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.

  • June 8, 2016

    A host of celebrities are supporting the campaign of Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples' rights, for the Bushmen in the 50th anniversary year of Botswana’s independence.

  • June 7, 2016

    Judges in Pakistan will tomorrow  consider the case of a prisoner who could be hanged at as little as three days’ notice, despite evidence that he was arrested as a child.