World News

  • June 16, 2009

    The number of people forcibly uprooted by conflict and persecution worldwide stood at 42 million at the end of last year, with the largest displacement being caused by the US and UK - who are not among the main hosts.

  • June 16, 2009

    Journalists and activists have launched a new website, Waging Nonviolence, that provides news, analysis, and original reporting on the use of nonviolence by ordinary people around the world in their struggle for justice.

  • June 16, 2009

    Against the backdrop of a sharp rise in anti-migrant rhetoric, the general secretary of the World Council of Churches has said the Bible is the "ultimate immigration handbook" and that Christians should stand with the oppressed.

  • June 16, 2009

    A number of Kenyan church leaders are urging their government to move swiftly to save the lives of citizens of the east African country who have been sentenced to death in China. Five are currently on death row awaiting execution.

  • June 15, 2009

    Rich countries risk wrecking vitally important international talks on a climate agreement, Christian Aid has warned, following the close of the latest UN negotiations in Bonn.

  • June 15, 2009

    As European ministers meet in Brussels on proposals to upgrade political and trade links with Israel, British foreign secretary David Miliband faces pressure to call for the suspension of an agreement which gives Israel preferential trade deals

  • June 14, 2009

    As the federal government in the USA considers comprehensive reform of the health care system, faith groups, civic organisations and labour unions are mobilising for change. They want to see an end to the massive health divisions.

  • June 13, 2009

    Tens of thousands of opposition supporters have come out onto the streets in Iran to protest against what they see as 'fixed' elections. The government is arresting and imprisoning opponents and human rights activists.

  • June 13, 2009

    Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill I has addressed thousands of young people on the dangers of alcoholism and an unchecked market economy as he takes the church to people used to the Kremlin as the biggest institution.

  • June 12, 2009

    In the face of growing pressure for inclusive schooling in Ireland and outrage over the latest child abuse scandals involving Catholic orders, bishops in Ireland are defiantly seeking to maintain their grip on schooling in the country.