World News

  • 16 Sep 2008

    Christian leaders and organizations worldwide have welcomed the announcement of an agreement to form a unity government in Zimbabwe, while also saying that many challenges lie ahead for the southern African nation.

  • 14 Sep 2008

    Eight cyclists from Europe have spent three weeks travelling through the Holy Land to highlight the need for a just and peaceful resolution to the Middle East conflict. Their trip includes occupied Palestinian territory.

  • 12 Sep 2008

    The Methodist Church in Britain has joined other churches and NGOs in calling for urgent support and prayer for thousands of hard-pressed Christians in India as violence flares across the state of Orissa.

  • 12 Sep 2008

    There has been hope but also caution laced with anxiety among social justice and human rights campaigners in Zimbabwe to the news of a power sharing deal between President Mugabe and the opposition, mediated by South Africa.

  • 12 Sep 2008

    The UK-based international development agency Christian Aid has welcomed the announcement yesterday that the UK government is to give Bangladesh £75 million to adapt to climate change, but urges much more to be done.

  • 12 Sep 2008

    The general secretary of the All Africa Conference of Churches, the Rev Mvume Dandala, is encouraging mass voluntary testing for HIV by undergoing a personal test for the virus, and encourages other religious leaders to do the same.

  • 11 Sep 2008

    The need to "re-frame the religious dimensions" of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a key goal of a 4-day international theological conference which began yesterday in the Swiss capital, Bern.

  • 11 Sep 2008

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, a research body bringing together the world's richest developed countries, has suggested that fears about migration and hostility towards migrant workers are unjustified.

  • 11 Sep 2008

    The destruction of ethnic Georgian communities in South Ossetia, the deep wounds to local society and war damage to the capital city confronted a delegation from the World Council of Churches on the second half of a 3-7 September 2008 pastoral visit to Georgia and Russia.

  • 10 Sep 2008

    The Earth remains intact after the start of the largest particle physics experiment ever conducted, in Switzerland, following high profile scares that it might destroy the world - a sign, say many, of the media's "science illiteracy".