World News

  • September 17, 2008

    As the world is rocked by financial and other crises, the World Council of Churches (WCC) executive committee will meet in Lübeck, Germany on 23-26 September 2008 to look at responses from faith communities.

  • September 16, 2008

    A global conference on the concept of "Promised Land" that aired different theological approaches to this key issue in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has given church leaders and theologians new views to take home to their churches.

  • September 16, 2008

    The Vatican has announced an upcoming international conference on "Biological Evolution: Facts and Theories. A Critical Appraisal 150 years after 'The Origin of Species'", to mark the Darwin celebrations and build the science-theology dialogue.

  • September 16, 2008

    Organisers of the International Day of Prayer for Peace, which is observed on 21 September 2008, say that record numbers of churches, groups and individuals will be joining in all across the world.

  • September 16, 2008

    Christian leaders and organizations worldwide have welcomed the announcement of an agreement to form a unity government in Zimbabwe, while also saying that many challenges lie ahead for the southern African nation.

  • September 14, 2008

    Eight cyclists from Europe have spent three weeks travelling through the Holy Land to highlight the need for a just and peaceful resolution to the Middle East conflict. Their trip includes occupied Palestinian territory.

  • September 12, 2008

    The Methodist Church in Britain has joined other churches and NGOs in calling for urgent support and prayer for thousands of hard-pressed Christians in India as violence flares across the state of Orissa.

  • September 12, 2008

    There has been hope but also caution laced with anxiety among social justice and human rights campaigners in Zimbabwe to the news of a power sharing deal between President Mugabe and the opposition, mediated by South Africa.

  • September 12, 2008

    The UK-based international development agency Christian Aid has welcomed the announcement yesterday that the UK government is to give Bangladesh £75 million to adapt to climate change, but urges much more to be done.

  • September 12, 2008

    The general secretary of the All Africa Conference of Churches, the Rev Mvume Dandala, is encouraging mass voluntary testing for HIV by undergoing a personal test for the virus, and encourages other religious leaders to do the same.