World News

  • 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.

  • June 6, 2016

    Nearly 30 young ecumenical leaders from 14 Asian countries have gathered at the Jakarta Theological Seminary in Indonesia for the third Youth in Asia Training Programme for Religious Amity (YATRA)

  • June 2, 2016

    Some 4.6 million people in Burundi are food insecure, with more than 500,000 of them requiring urgent emergency food assistance, the UN food relief agency has said, warning that food stocks are stretched as a result of the fragile socio-economic context in the country.

  • June 1, 2016

    The World Council of Churches continues to reiterate complaints about the interrogation and treatment of its staff and professional colleagues at Ben Gurion International Airport on 29 April-2 May 2016

  • May 31, 2016

    In a shocking attack on the right to freedom of expression Bahrain’s authorities yesterday upheld the conviction of opposition leader Sheikh  Ali Salman and increased his prison sentence from four to nine years for giving speeches in which he criticised the government, says Amnesty International.