World News

  • November 19, 2008

    As many Christians around the world prepare to celebrate Advent and Christmas in the security of their homes and communities, they are being invited to pray for justice, peace and security for Palestine and Israel - and to send a prayer or a peace message to Bethlehem.

  • November 18, 2008

    Congolese Catholic bishops have issued a "cry of grief and protest" about the murderous situation in their country - calling for more concerted action from the UN, the authorities and the international community.

  • November 17, 2008

    The US National Council of Churches' assembly focused on being global good neighbours, including immigration reform, the meaning of Christian unity in a pluralistic era, and obstacles to unity, racial justice and interfaith dialogue.

  • November 16, 2008

    The leading Mennonite inter-church relief and development agency is providing US$280,000 in aid to people affected by war in the eastern region of of Congo, where violence is effecting hundreds of thousands.

  • November 15, 2008

    Six global church organizations have called for effective protection of the right to life, dignity and democracy of the people of Zimbabwe criticizing the stance of the Southern African Development Community on the political deadlock.

  • November 14, 2008

    As many "responsible for the current financial meltdown" meet "behind closed doors in Washington" to discuss the future of the global economy, the World Council of Churches has challenged the legitimacy of the "G20" group.

  • November 14, 2008

    Representatives of a Pan-African grouping of faith leaders say the mineral resource-based conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) could be prevented if signatories to peace agreements honored their stated commitments.

  • November 13, 2008

    Celebrities, theologians and activists, including Bono, Brian McLaren and Shane Claiborne have written to President-elect Obama challenging him on a range of issues to address in his presidency.

  • November 13, 2008

    Christians are called to stand with those who are victims of oppression, poverty and violence, a World Council of Churches' leader has said in advance of its forthcoming United Nations Advocacy Week in New York.

  • November 13, 2008

    Thousands of refugees from Burma face a critical time this Christmas following Cyclone Nargis and volatile food prices. The warning comes from Christmas Bowl, the international aid agency of the National Council of Churches in Australia.