World News

  • December 12, 2008

    People must be “at the centre” of their own development if they are to lift themselves out of poverty, Progressio’s Executive Director, Christine Allen, told charity leaders this week.

  • December 11, 2008

    Unless major changes are made to water management strategies, climate change will threaten the lives of millions of people as soaring temperatures deplete water supplies, a new report suggests.

  • December 11, 2008

    A 'human chain for peace' is being organised by Catholics in Mumbai tomorrow, following the recent terrorist attacks. 'Join hands for unity' is the slogan being used by the association Bombay Catholic Sabha, which is formed by the majority of the Catholic laity in the city.

  • December 10, 2008

    On the 60th anniversary of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, international peace and green groups are unveiling an ambitious new proposal to highlight governments that abuse human rights - a Global Human Rights Index.

  • December 9, 2008

    As international climate negotiations in Poznan, Poland reached the end of their first week, development agency Tearfund has urged rich countries not to detour from their Bali commitments.

  • December 9, 2008

    Bishop Levee Kadenge says the cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe has crippled the nation. The bishop says his country is ‘under siege and full of distress’. Bishop Kadenge is the national convenor of the Zimbabwe Christian Alliance, which is supported by Christian Aid.

  • December 9, 2008

    Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's special envoy at the All African Conference of Churches general assembly in Maputo, Laurence Konmla Bropleh, has called on the churches in Africa to help make their leaders accountable.

  • December 9, 2008

    A delegation of Christians has returned from Pakistan with warnings about the disastrous consequences on local Christians of Pakistan's location as a front-line state in the 'war on terror'.

  • December 8, 2008

    Money to save lives from disaster must be the priority, as climate change leads to more storms, floods and droughts, Christian relief and development agency Tearfund has said.

  • December 7, 2008

    The Rev Kenneth Meshoe, head of the opposition African Christian Democratic Party, has condemned a statement attributed to a provincial African National Congress leader which compared the president of the ANC to Jesus.