World News

  • May 13, 2016

    The food security and nutrition situation in Yemen will turn into a humanitarian disaster unless urgent funding is accessible for the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to deliver timely aid, the UN agency has warned.

  • May 12, 2016

    The international faith-based network ACT Alliance has called for substantive commitment to upholding universal democratic principles and respect for human rights as the social and political turmoil in Brazil risks worsening.

  • May 11, 2016

    Christian Aid has welcomed the release of data from the Panama Papers on 9 May 2016, which it says will help create new pressure for vital reform.

  • May 10, 2016

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for the adoption of a global compact on responsibility-sharing that collectively ensures the human rights, safety and dignity of all refugees and migrants.

  • May 9, 2016

    The World Council of Churches General Secretary, the  Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has issued a statement urging the international community to put an end to the “culture of impunity” in Syria. The statement followed news reports from Syria of an air strike that targeted the Kammouneh Syrian refugee camp 0n 7 May 2016.

  • May 6, 2016

    Reflecting on the relevance of religion in today’s world, the World Council of Churches General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit spoke at a sustainable development seminar in Rome on 4 May, posing a question to the participants: “Is religion able to bring hope to people of today?”

  • May 5, 2016

    The leadership of the Worker’s Party of Korea selected at the upcoming party congress should urgently address the serious rights abuses committed by the government, including forced labour connected with the congress, Human Rights Watch said today.

  • May 4, 2016

    With increasing wartime assaults on and patterns of systematic destruction of health facilities in countries affected by conflict, the UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution to strengthen protection for health care workers, the sick and wounded, hospitals and clinics, in war zones.

  • May 3, 2016

    The Egyptian authorities have dismissed concerns from UN human rights experts over an Irish juvenile who faces the death penalty in a mass trial.

  • May 3, 2016

    After visiting the United States in a spirit of accompaniment, a World Council of Churches delegation is preparing a report on how churches can help achieve racial justice.