World News

  • 17 Apr 2008

    With tensions running high on blasphemy and other issues, church leaders in Denmark say they will seek further conversations with their Muslim counterparts following the open letter by 138 prominent Islamic scholars.

  • 17 Apr 2008

    Migration is a human concern, not a Muslim or a Christian one, and joint action is vital, declared representatives of Lebanon's six most numerous faith communities at a Public Hearing on Migration in Beirut this week.

  • 15 Apr 2008

    Twenty-eight arms control advocacy and religious organizations called today for a key committee of the US Congress to stop the administration from building a new nuclear weapon. It came in a letter organized by the Quakers.

  • 15 Apr 2008

    A Catholic aid agency has warned that the spiralling cost of food will exacerbate global malnutrition already affecting over 820 million people in developing countries. “Currently we have over 40 times the population of Australia who are malnourished”, said Caritas Australia.

  • 14 Apr 2008

    Aid agencies are warning of a housing crisis as Bangladesh approaches the monsoon season. Five months after Cyclone Sidr killed 4,000 people and destroyed nearly 1.5 million homes, millions of Bangladeshis remain in dire need of assistance.

  • 14 Apr 2008

    A deal brokered with Mexico's government has freed 145 prisoners after campaigning by thousands worldwide. The Catholic Church has successfully helped broker a deal with Mexico's Chiapas state government to free the political prisoners.

  • 14 Apr 2008

    The international Catholic movement 'We are Church' has expressed its numerous concerns about the actions of Pope benedict, ahead of the visit by the Pontiff to the US.

  • 14 Apr 2008

    Hopes that Zimbabwe’s neighbours would act to end the deepening crisis were dashed at the weekend when an all-night emergency summit of the 14-nation Southern African Development Community (SADC) failed to acknowledge an emergency

  • 14 Apr 2008

    In advance of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the US, three prominent gay Catholics have urged the pontiff to enter into a dialogue with lesbian and gay Catholics. They addressed the pontiff through open statements about their lives, loves, and hopes for the church at a press conference at the end of last week.

  • 8 Apr 2008

    "We remain committed to work side by side with the churches", the president of Southern Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit has told representatives of an international ecumenical delegation in Juba, Southern Sudan.