World News

  • 7 Jan 2008

    Pope Benedict XVI, leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, has made another appeal for peace and dialogue in Kenya following recent violence and disturbances in the wake of the country's presidential elections.

  • 7 Jan 2008

    Churches in Pakistan, condemning the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, have appealing for international help in eradicating terrorism in their country and securing its welfare in the aftermath of tragedy.

  • 6 Jan 2008

    A convoy of trucks carrying 666 tonnes of food and vegetable oil to alleviate the humanitarian crisis resulting from post-election political violence The African Union and Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu are pushing for a settlement.

  • 5 Jan 2008

    As violence continues amid attempts at a settlement following the bitterly disputed elections in Kenya, the number of people displaced has increased to some half million people, according to agencies and NGOs working in the country.

  • 5 Jan 2008

    Representatives of the world's Historic Peace Churches gathered in Solo, Indonesia in December 2007, to ask what "Peace in Our Land" means - through the interrelated topics of injustice, religious pluralism, and poverty.

  • 4 Jan 2008

    The leader of the Taize community has urged tens of thousands of young Christians from Europe who gathered in Geneva at the New Year to organize "vigils of reconciliation" for unity between churches divided from each other.

  • 3 Jan 2008

    The Israeli army has launched an offensive in the Gaza Strip, killing at least nine people in a series of military air strikes and shelling attacks. It has been accused of breaking the spirit of the Annapolis peace agreement.

  • 3 Jan 2008

    The head of the World Council of Churches has called on Kenya's two main political parties to "turn urgently from partisan postures and negotiate in good faith to reach a non-violent, political solution" to their electoral dispute.

  • 3 Jan 2008

    Two major religious organizations, one Jewish and the other Muslim, have unveiled a shared interfaith dialogue project which is intended to reach hundreds of thousands of their members across the United States and Canada.

  • 2 Jan 2008

    Pakistan's elections, originally scheduled for 8 January, will now take place on 18 February, the authorities have announced amid widespread scepticism. Campaigners for Christian and other minorities fear for the future.