World News

  • June 6, 2009

    Big change is required, but it can start in small but significant ways. That was the message that development agency World Vision issued for World Environment Day 2009, highlighting one project that symobolises part of the way forward.

  • June 5, 2009

    Senior staff of the National Council of Churches USA have praised President Obama's address to the Muslims throughout the world yesterday, renewing the Council's commitment to friendship and dialogue with Muslim people of faith.

  • June 4, 2009

    Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-Kiun has urged China to change its stance on the crackdown 20 years ago against peaceful protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Today is the 20th anniversary of the crackdown.

  • June 4, 2009

    Lutheran leaders in the United States have joined other church chiefs in condemning the killing of abortion doctor George Tiller in the lobby of Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita, Kansas, where he served and worshipped.

  • June 4, 2009

    A former minister of police in South Africa's apartheid regime has again washed the feet of people he says he wronged while head of one of the most feared arms of the State - but this time they were apartheid's 'foot soldiers' themselves.

  • June 3, 2009

    The Chinese authorities should now hold an open and independent inquiry into the 1989 violent military crackdown on peaceful demonstrators in and around Tiananmen Square, Amnesty International has declared today.

  • June 3, 2009

    The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has told peace campaigner Harmeet Sooden - a former kidnap victim in Iraq - that it will not act on his official complaint regarding his mistreatment by Israeli authorities.

  • June 2, 2009

    As President Barack Obama's efforts towards a two-state solution in Israel/Palestine continue, religious leaders in the region and in the USA are urging him to press forward toward a lasting peace in the Middle East.

  • June 2, 2009

    As billions of people suffer from insecurity, injustice and indignity, international NGO Amnesty International is demanding that world leaders invest in human rights as strongly as they are investing in the economy.

  • June 2, 2009

    Human rights groups have deplored the execution and crucifixion which took place in Saudi Arabia yesterday. Ahmed bin 'Adhaib bin 'Askar al-shamlani al-'Anzi was beheaded and his body crucified publicly in Riyadh.