World News

  • September 24, 2009

    On a five-day visit to Rome, a Russian Orthodox official in charge of interchurch relations has had a meeting with the Pope - a sign of improved relations between the two churches under Benedict XVI and the new Russian Patriarch.

  • September 23, 2009

    Korean churches are already experiencing the positive impact of the decision that they will host the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Busan in 2013, say those involved with advance preparations.

  • September 22, 2009

    The authorities in Azerbaijan are facing allegations of abuse and repression towards both Muslim and Christian worshipers. A major Sunni mosque has been closed down while Baptists have accused the police of intimidation and violence.

  • September 22, 2009

    The Catholic aid agency CAFOD is calling on the G20 nations at Pittsburgh to use their loaf, deliver their pledges made in April and stop handing out crumbs to the poorest nations.

  • September 21, 2009

    A new Indonesian bylaw which endorses stoning to death for adultery and caning of up to 100 lashes for homosexuality should be repealed immediately, international human rights organisations have declared.

  • September 21, 2009

    Amnesty International Secretary General, Irene Khan has urged the US government to examine the findings of Judge Richard Goldstone’s report on violations of international law committed in Gaza and southern Israel.

  • September 21, 2009

    Palestinians, Israelis and people from other nationalities have shared bread in a 'peace meal' to commemorate the 9/11 terror attacks and to seek an end to war and violence in their own homeland and across the world.

  • September 21, 2009

    The head of Kenya's largest Protestant church grouping, the Rev Peter Karanja, says people who instigated violence after the disputed 2007 elections in the east African country must be held to account.

  • September 21, 2009

    The leader of Orthodox Christians in Abkhazia, a breakaway region of Georgia, has declared that his diocese is breaking with the Patriarchate of Georgia in defiance of the Moscow Patriarchate.

  • September 20, 2009

    A campaign in the Ivory Coast has led to the multinational oil trader Trafigura agreeing to pay compensation to 30,000 people made ill by the company's dumped waste. The news has provoked a mixed reaction from campaigners.