World News

  • September 29, 2009

    Christian Aid is working to help some of the poorest people left homeless by tropical storm Ketsana after flood waters swept through the Philippine capital of Manila.

  • September 28, 2009

    A northern Philippines Roman Catholic university has again set aside a week to teach all of its students about different faiths - believing this is the best way to overcome potential conflict.

  • September 28, 2009

    The Pope is using his visit to the Czech Republic this week to call on the country's Catholic population to turn back to the Church. Loyalty to Catholicism appears to be declining in traditionally Catholic areas.

  • September 28, 2009

    G20 leaders have missed a crucial opportunity to combat climate change, Christian relief and development agencies have said, adding that hopes have been dashed

  • September 28, 2009

    Honduras must immediately halt their "repressive" response to a week of violent political unrest that left five people reportedly killed, Amnesty International has said.

  • September 27, 2009

    A religious freedom advocacy group has called on the international community to put pressure on China to respect the rule of law after the destruction of an unofficial Protestant church in the Shanxi province

  • September 26, 2009

    Violence in southern Sudan is rife, with many women, children and elderly people among the victims, the new head of the Sudan Council of Churches, the Rev Ramadan Chan Liol, has warned.

  • September 25, 2009

    A prisoner has been seriously injured and has had to be hospitalized after a clash between the Sri Lankan Army and detainees being held at a school in Vavuniya in the north-east of the country this week.

  • September 24, 2009

    Nine Methodist Church leaders in Fiji have returned to court as the military regime continues to crack down on those who speak out against it. The nine Methodists have been banned from preaching and attending meetings.

  • September 24, 2009

    The United Nations Security Council has voted unanimously in favour of the need to work towards a world free of nuclear weapons. The vote is seen as a step towards international agreements on reducing nuclear arsenals.