World News

  • September 21, 2016

    The  attack on a UN/Syrian Arab Red Crescent aid convoy, intended for 78,000 people in Aleppo, is a flagrant violation of the most fundamental principles of international humanitarian law, Amnesty International said.

  • September 20, 2016

    Roman Catholic and World Council of Churches (WCC) representatives are forging new ways of working together on today’s most pressing issues.

  • September 19, 2016

    A severely mentally ill man faces hanging in Pakistan tomorrow (20 September 2016) despite a medical report that diagnosed him as “insane”. Pakistan has signed international agreements banning the execution of mentally ill prisoners.

  • September 16, 2016

    The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria said yesterday that the ceasefire following the Russia-United States agreement is largely holding but that desperately awaited humanitarian convoys are unable to move due to a delay in getting permits from the Syrian Government.

  • September 16, 2016

    At a joint consultation on the Holy Land, the World Council of Churches and the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA released a statement calling for an end to the denial of rights and generations of suffering in the Holy Land.

  • September 15, 2016

    Video footage and satellite images showing makeshift grave sites and burial mounds offer a rare glimpse inside a desert no-man's land between Jordan and Syria where more than 75,000 refugees are stranded and virtually cut off from humanitarian aid, said Amnesty International today.

  • September 14, 2016

    The Paraguayan government has failed to act to protect a group of uncontacted tribal people, despite having been ordered to do so in February of this year.

  • September 12, 2016

    “We all sin against the Holy Spirit if we ignore climate change”, said the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, during the opening day of the 24th Pentecostal World Conference, in São Paulo, Brazil, on 7 September 2016.

  • September 9, 2016

    The United Nations Security Council yesterday urged the parties to the conflict in Yemen to immediately resume talks with the UN envoy for that country and discuss his proposal for a comprehensive agreement covering both security and political issues.

  • September 8, 2016

    In an official press release, the organisers of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games have accused Brazilian tribal peoples of infanticide, sexual abuse, rape, slavery, torture and other “harmful traditional practices”, prompting outrage among human rights campaigners.