World News

  • 14 Jul 2008

    A Hindu woman living in India has produced a 900-page poetic epic on the life and message of Jesus following the style of such Hindu classics as Mahabharat and Ramayan. It has been written in Kannada.

  • 14 Jul 2008

    A cookbook published by the Lutheran World Federation not only contains more than 100 recipes from 22 countries, but also offers an insight into how people from around the world grow and prepare food.

  • 11 Jul 2008

    Campaigners say that the US Senate has administered the 'last rites' to the Reliable Replacement Warhead (RRW). The Senate Appropriations Committee passed an annual spending bill yesterday that rejected all funding for the new weapon.

  • 10 Jul 2008

    A United Nations committee meeting here has determined that two Baha’i shrines in Israel possess “outstanding universal value” and should be considered as part of the cultural heritage of humanity as a whole.

  • 9 Jul 2008

    Prime Minister Gordon Brown said that Robert Mugabe’s regime was ‘illegitimate’ and had ‘blood on its hands’. He was speaking at the close of the three-day G8 Summit in Hokkaido, Japan, today.

  • 9 Jul 2008

    Money given by wealthy nations to help the developing world combat climate change should not be administered by the World Bank, says the UK-based international development agency Christian Aid.

  • 8 Jul 2008

    The Pentagon has announced that the US military will continue to use and export even the most unreliable cluster bombs over the next decade. The policy decision comes shortly after 111 countries agreed to a global treaty banning cluster bombs.

  • 8 Jul 2008

    The G8 leaders have been criticised today for failing to make a breakthrough in critical climate change talks. Discussions about how to reduce greenhouse gases came on the second day of the summit on the Japanese island of Hokkaido.

  • 8 Jul 2008

    At a meeting in Arusha, Tanzania, the Council of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has called on its member churches to advocate for the removal of discriminatory travel and entry restrictions, and similar examples of stigmatizations to people living with HIV.

  • 8 Jul 2008

    Roman Catholic social justice advocates have joined in widespread criticism of new laws restricting protests during World Youth Day in Sydney this month, which Pope Benedict XVI will attend in his first visit to Australia.