World News

  • 13 Dec 2007

    An ecumenical Christian commemoration of the millions of Africans who died in the barbaric cruelty of the transatlantic slave trade is also highlighting the continuing oppression of their descendants around the world.

  • 13 Dec 2007

    Fashion designer Nicole Farhi has teamed up with artist John Keane and international development charity Christian Aid to launch a range of limited edition clothing which will help highlight the plight of millions of children in war torn Angola

  • 13 Dec 2007

    Representatives from the Asia Mennonite Conference (AMC) have decided to move ahead on an “outline of merger” with Mennonite World Conference (MWC), strengthening relations in the 1.2 million world-wide peace denomination.

  • 12 Dec 2007

    Christians are fleeing Iraq and Christianity risks disappearing from the country, says a senior Baghdad archbishop, reiterating appeals made recently to Western churches to intercede with their governments about the Iraqis' plight.

  • 12 Dec 2007

    A senior leader of the Russian Orthodox Church met last week with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican, a visit seen as adding credence to reports of a thaw in relations between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Roman Catholic Church.

  • 12 Dec 2007

    Pope Benedict XVI has called for increased efforts from international leaders toward nuclear disarmament.

    His message, ahead of the 41st World Day of Peace (1 Jan 2008), was released yesterday.

  • 10 Dec 2007

    Tearfund says governments must commit at least $50 billion every year to helping the world’s most vulnerable communities prepare to save their own lives and livelihoods, according to their new report called Climate of Disaster

  • 10 Dec 2007

    Rupert Murdoch's global media organization News Corporation has announced it has acquired Beliefnet, said to be the largest faith and spirituality information site on the World Wide Web, for an undisclosed sum of money.

  • 8 Dec 2007

    The legacies of the slave trade, and how churches can respond to past and present forms of slavery, will be discussed at a conference next week in Runaway Bay, Jamaica. About sixty theologians, church leaders, social scientists and activists, will gather in the country

  • 7 Dec 2007

    In a move believed to be the first of its kind, Dutch broadcasting companies Radio Netherlands Worldwide and IKON in Hilversum yesterday launched the integral texts of the Bible and the Qu'ran alongside each other on one website.