World News

  • January 14, 2009

    The leaders of 15 denominations and national faith organizations in the US are among the inaugural signers of an open letter calling for a $10 federal minimum wage by 2010.

  • January 13, 2009

    A ‘mercy’ ship carrying European Parliamentarians arrives at Gaza today on an emergency mission, carrying desperately needed medical supplies. The Free Gaza Movement ship, Spirit of Humanity, left Larnaca Port yesterday.

  • January 13, 2009

    United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon has renewed his appeal to Israel and Hamas to halt the fighting in Gaza immediately and show respect for civilians and the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation.

  • January 13, 2009

    As Israel threatens to escalate its military action even further, entering the most densely populated parts of Gaza, war resisters in the region and internationally have said that violence offers no solution.

  • January 13, 2009

    While North Korea and the generally unknown Christians there remain isolated on the world stage, British Methodists are among those who have been developing relations and providing assistance.

  • January 12, 2009

    A primary health care clinic in Gaza city, funded by Christian Aid has been destroyed by Israeli missile fire. The clinic, which provided free care to Gazans was run by the Near East Council of Churches.

  • January 12, 2009

    The Catholic Archbishop of Liverpool has joined the appeals for a ceasefire in Gaza, from around the world, with his own appeal from Bethlehem.

  • January 12, 2009

    Helen Suzman, for many years a lone white liberal crusader against apartheid in South Africa's parliament, and who died on New Year's Day aged 91, has been praised by religious leaders at her burial.

  • January 11, 2009

    Black and white delegates are for the first time together attending a general synod of a former apartheid-supporting church in a farming town near South Africa's largest city of Johannesburg.

  • January 10, 2009

    Church agencies and analysts have warned that the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed four years ago to put an end to a two-decade long civil war in Sudan is threatened with breakdown.