World News

  • January 31, 2017

    Expressing concern regarding recently announced US measures related to refugee admissions and entry into the US by seven Muslim-majority countries, the World Council of Churches, ACT Alliance and the Lutheran World Federation  affirmed that faith calls all Christians to love and welcome the stranger, the refugee, the internally displaced person – 'the other.'

  • January 30, 2017

    The World Psychiatric Association has warned Pakistan not to execute a severely mentally ill man.

  • January 29, 2017

    President Donald Trump's policies will cause tremendous harm to refugees and do little to address terrorism and other national security threats, says Human Rights Watch.

  • January 27, 2017

    With hate speech and rhetoric against migrants and refugees on the rise in various parts of the world, and the increased role of media in shaping perceptions towards them, the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations has co-sponsored a symposium with the European Union, drawing attention to this growing challenge and exploring efforts to combat it.

  • January 26, 2017

    Amnesty International has responded to president Trump's executive order on advancing the completion of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.

  • January 25, 2017

    A 'wall of guilt' has been torn down during the course of a prayer service for Christian unity in Germany.

  • January 24, 2017

    On 18 January , the first day of world celebrations of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017, an ecumenical prayer service took place at the Sacré Coeur church in Geneva, Switzerland, drawing more than 70 people from various congregations and denominations.

  • January 23, 2017

    Highlighting growing challenges, such as climate change and natural resource scarcity  facing small farmers in developing countries, the head of the United Nations agricultural agency has called for information technology tools that can help boost their resilience as well as feed a growing world population.

  • January 20, 2017

    The International Federation of Journalists has called on Donald Trump to stop attacking the media and respect freedom of expression.

  • January 20, 2017

    As Donald Trump prepares to take the oath of office to become the next president of the United States later today, Amnesty International is pressing him and his administration to protect human rights in the USA and abroad.