World News

  • 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.

  • December 6, 2008

    Lebanon-based Armenian Orthodox leader Aram I has at a Vatican meeting with Pope Benedict XVI proposed that the world's churches set a common date for Easter, when Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.

  • December 4, 2008

    Christian Aid partner organisations in Zimbabwe are responding to the cholera outbreak which is now affecting the entire country. 12,000 cases have been reported.

  • December 4, 2008

    The Convention on Cluster Munitions has been welcomed as a "humane and historic victory" by the World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia.

  • December 3, 2008

    A high level United Nations conference in Doha has proved a lost opportunity for instituting reforms to the global financial system to help poor countries, say leading development agencies Christian Aid and ActionAid.

  • December 2, 2008

    The falsehood according to which wealthy host countries are "victims" of migration needs to be challenged, as in fact their economies benefit from the exploitation of their work, an international consultation says.