World News

  • 29 Mar 2008

    Amid ongoing fighting and humanitarian crises in several regions of Sudan, the Sudanese people and churches face "tremendous tasks and challenges", an international church visitors on an eight-day solidarity visit have been told.

  • 28 Mar 2008

    The Anglican Bishop of Taiwan and one of his senior priests say they are saddened by the failure of the electorate on the island to pass two referendums asking whether Taiwan should enter the United Nations.

  • 28 Mar 2008

    A Canadian church magazine has become the first North American sponsor of a travelling exhibit of the life and work of natural scientist Charles Darwin, which opened at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto on 8 March and will come to Britain.

  • 24 Mar 2008

    Pro-Tibet freedom protesters from media rights group Reporters Without Borders broke through the cordon of 1,000 police officers in Olympia, Greece, as China's envoy spoke and the Olympic torch was lit prior to the Beijing games.

  • 23 Mar 2008

    US Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori's recent visit to Gaza brought her a deeper understanding of the humanitarian crisis that is impacting the 1.5 million Palestinians in the region.

  • 22 Mar 2008

    The Bible needs to be re-read from the viewpoint of women so as to shatter "institutionalised patriarchy", which is reinforced by "conservative" biblical interpretation, says a leader of a prominent group of women theologians.

  • 22 Mar 2008

    Hong Kong Christians have urged the Chinese government in Beijing to stop its suppression of peaceful demonstrations in Tibet and to talk to the Tibetan people.

  • 20 Mar 2008

    An international team of church representatives will pay a solidarity visit to churches and ecumenical organizations in Sudan from 26 March to 2 April 2008, it has been announced today.

  • 20 Mar 2008

    President George Bush and his wife Laura Bush will greet Pope Benedict XVI, April 15, when he arrives at Andrews Air Force Base for a six-day visit to the United States that will take him to Washington and New York City.

  • 19 Mar 2008

    The Tufts Institute for Global Leadership has awarded a coffee company in California a prestigious award for supporting a co-op of Muslim, Christian and Jewish farmers in Africa. The Dr John Mayer Global Citizenship award has been given to the Thanksgiving Coffee Co. of Fort Bragg.