In the week before this year’s International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on 17 May 2016, numerous prayer vigils in remembrance of victims of homophobia will once again be held in several Italian cities, as well as in various other countries in Europe and South America.
A year on from the devastating earthquakes that killed nearly 9,000 Nepalese people, acclaimed photographer Gideon Mendel and development charity Christian Aid have released a series of stunning portraits and personal stories demonstrating how ‘acts of kindness’ helped stranded families to survive in the aftermath of the disaster.
The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), reiterating that such activities increase tension in the region and beyond.
With their signatures of the landmark Paris climate accord, “governments made a covenant with the future,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said at the end of a United Nations ceremony which puts the world on a path towards low-carbon growth and a more sustainable future.
Leaders from churches in the Holy Land met with the heads of faith-based organisations and churches in Atlanta, Georgia (USA) on 19-20 April 2016 for a summit that explored the role of US churches in peacemaking in the Middle East.
The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has called on Saudi Arabia to revoke the death sentences of three juveniles arrested for attending protests, in a document that has emerged as President Obama visits the country.
With international attention focused on the implementation of the recently agreed EU-Turkey deal, the plight of more than 46,000 refugees and migrants stuck in squalid conditions across mainland Greece is in danger of being forgotten, Amnesty International warns in a new report.
In April 2014, 276 girls were kidnapped by the extremist group Boko Haram from the Government Girls Secondary School in the town of Chibok, Borno State, Nigeria. Though 57 girls escaped, 219 are still missing.