World News

  • 28 May 2008

    After decades of debate and argument, the Anglican Church in Australia now have one female bishop, and they will get a second within 10 days of the first woman's consecration.

  • 27 May 2008

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu will enter Gaza later this week to conduct a United Nations investigation into the killing of 19 Palestinian by Israeli shells in November 2006.

  • 27 May 2008

    Detainees at the US Military Prison in Guantánamo will finally get their day in court today (Tuesday) after a direct action by campaigners.

  • 27 May 2008

    The leadership of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) has praised an initiative by King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia for a reinforced dialogue between Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

  • 23 May 2008

    Lutherans in America have expressed concern over the impact of immigration enforcement raids on children and families in the US. They say that US immigration law is 'badly broken' and in desperate need of reform.

  • 23 May 2008

    More than 40 foreigners have been killed in gang attacks in South Africa in the last week. Several thousand terrified immigrants are now reported to have fled the country, says Christian development agency World Vision.

  • 23 May 2008

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu has addressed the 61st World Health Assembly which ends in Geneva tomorrow. Holding up a t-shirt proclaiming "HIV Positive Kids Need Treatment," he highlighted the need to address the challenges

  • 22 May 2008

    Christian development agency World Vision says that it is prioritising children in the aftermath of the earthquake in China. More than 4.8 million people were made homeless after the earthquake destroyed homes and flattened schools.

  • 22 May 2008

    An al-Qaeda leader in Iraq has been sentenced to death for the killing of the Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho - despite the church's opposition to the death penalty. The Iraqi government said the criminal court had imposed the death sentence on Ahmed Ali Ahmed.

  • 22 May 2008

    The South African Council of Churches (SACC) has expressed shock and sadness over the violence directed at foreigners living in the Alexandra township, north of Johannesburg. The violence has now spread to the city centre and across the Gauteng region.