World News

  • December 15, 2008

    A front-line worker tackling poverty in Peru has warned that without stronger climate change action from the West ‘millions of poor people will be abandoned to the escalating ravages of an unpredictable climate.’

  • December 14, 2008

    The funeral of leading Patriarch Alexei II of the Russian Orthodox Church has taken place in Moscow, with the service being attended by President Dmitri A. Medvedev and Prime Minster Vladimir Putin

  • December 13, 2008

    Former British PM Tony Blair has completed his first semester as a visiting lecturer at Yale University, and says this has strengthened his belief that religious faith and economic and social globalisation can be partners.

  • December 12, 2008

    World churches are making a strong appeal for a much more principle-based approach to the planet's ecological challenges at the United Nations Climate Change Conference meeting in Poznan, Poland.

  • December 12, 2008

    Africa's largest Christian grouping, the All Africa Conference of Churches, has pledged to "pray for an end to illegitimate rule in Zimbabwe", after a heated debate at its conference in neighbouring Mozambique.

  • 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.