World News

  • October 20, 2008

    A woman working with a UK-registered Christian relief group has been killed in Kabul by Taliban militants, who accused her of spreading Christianity among Afghans while helping people with disabilities and training local aid workers.

  • October 20, 2008

    Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh observed that "Christianity is part of our national heritage" when general secretary of the World Council of Churches Dr Samuel Kobia called on him on at his residence in New Delhi.

  • October 20, 2008

    Orthodox leader Bartholomew I of Constantinople has become the first ever Ecumenical Patriarch to speak to the General Assembly of the Synod of Catholic Bishops in Rome, following years of tension between the churches.

  • October 18, 2008

    A Guatemalan Presbyterian Church (USA) worker will be the new president of the World Association for Christian Communication, a Canada-based organization that has as its mission promoting communication for social change.

  • October 17, 2008

    The World Council of Churches' (WCC) general secretary, the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia has said that "one of the greatest problems facing the world today is religious extremism" - and that all faiths must be fully engaged in tackling it.

  • October 16, 2008

    The World Council of Churches along with some Christian world communions, the World Evangelical Alliance and the Roman Catholic Church are expecting some 50 church leaders and experts at a high-level Christian-Muslim dialogue in Switzerland.

  • October 16, 2008

    International development agency Church World Service is calling for concerted and urgent action by world bodies, governments and aid agencies to attack hunger, malnutrition and the continued toll of high food prices.

  • October 16, 2008

    As the global food crisis continues to unfold and impact on the poorest, World Council of Churches general secretary the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia has called on international institutions and governments to move into swift action.

  • October 15, 2008

    Leaders of Eastern Orthodox churches recommitted themselves to overcome intra-Orthodox conflicts as well as to continue theological dialogues with Christians from other confessions at a 10-12 October meeting in Istanbul, Turkey.

  • October 15, 2008

    The rapidly changing relationship between religion and state was the focus of a dialogue between ten Chinese and nine European scholars and religious leaders representing Buddhism, Islam, Christianity and traditional Chinese religions