World News

  • 12 Nov 2007

    US Catholic Bishops have said that while the prospect of Iran developing nuclear weapons is unacceptable, in the absence an immediate threat, the USA and other nations must pursue a diplomatic solution to the present confrontation.

  • 11 Nov 2007

    A joint campaign to eliminate genocide around the world has been initiated by leading civic, academic and religious figures in a conference room at the Interchurch Center near the campus of Columbia University in New York, USA.

  • 10 Nov 2007

    Leaders meeting in Kenya belonging to all main Christian traditions, and from countries ranging from Armenia to Zimbabwe, have pledged to convene international, local and regional meetings to deepen reconciliation and understanding.

  • 9 Nov 2007

    The National Council of Churches USA and the development agency Church World Service, holding their annual meeting, have urged the US House of Representatives to officially recognize the slaughter of Armenians in 1915 as a genocide.

  • 9 Nov 2007

    Despite intense lobbying from the religious right in the USA, the Democratic-led House of Representatives has defied a White House veto threat by voting to outlaw workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.

  • 9 Nov 2007

    A senior Vatican official has said the Roman Catholic Church welcomes a new Global Christian Forum which has been hailed as the most representative gathering of Christians from many diverse traditions ever held. It is taking place in Kenya.

  • 8 Nov 2007

    Prospective US Presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani has been urged to reconsider his acceptance of the endorsement of a controversial televangelist known for scathing attacks on Muslims and Islam.

  • 8 Nov 2007

    CURE International, a US-based Christian medical charity which operates teaching hospitals throughout the developing world, yesterday announced plans to open a $16.5 million state-of-the-art medical training centre and hospital in Bethlehem, Palestine.

  • 8 Nov 2007

    A prominent US Pentecostal leader has hailed a world gathering that has been described as bringing together the broadest range of Christian traditions ever assembled at a global meeting, saying that it is "a new Pentecost".

  • 8 Nov 2007

    A member of a leading workers' rights organisation in Brazil, partnered by Christian Aid and other aid agencies, has been shot dead at point-blank range after fighting broke out during the occupation of a genetically modified crops testing site.