World News

  • 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.

  • June 12, 2009

    Church groups have joined thousands of demonstrators in the Makati area of Manila to denounce plans by some lawmakers to amend the 1987 constitution in a way perceived as a ploy to prolong the term of the President.

  • June 12, 2009

    Though taking artefacts from antiquities site constitutes a severe criminal offence, the Israel Antiquities Authority says it will not prosecute a repentant New Yorker who returned a fragment he had taken from an ancient palace.

  • June 11, 2009

    For the first time in years, the US House of Representatives has passed legislation that would significantly boost US capacities to help prevent and respond to international crises, the Friends Committee on National Legislation reported today.