World News

  • May 17, 2016

    When is the right time to ban a very bad thing? Nations have faced the question in banning slavery, torture, chemical weapons and more. Over one hundred governments and civil society organisations including the World Council of Churches are debating the question again at a UN working group on nuclear weapons.

  • May 16, 2016

    A 'love letter' from 123 LGBTQI clergy and candidates to the United Methodist Church in the US was released on 9 May 2016.

  • May 16, 2016

    To mark the start of Christian Aid Week, a new report by the charity highlights the world cities most at risk from future coastal flooding.

  • May 16, 2016

    In his latest update on the Yemeni peace talks currently under way in Kuwait, the UN envoy for the conflict-torn country has reported that the two delegations discussed proposals to bridge the gap between their respective visions, reaching consensus on some issues.

  • May 14, 2016

    The world's second largest pharmaceutical firm has officially withdrawn from the lethal injection drug trade, imposing strict distribution controls to prevent its drugs reaching execution chambers across the USA.

  • May 13, 2016

    The food security and nutrition situation in Yemen will turn into a humanitarian disaster unless urgent funding is accessible for the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to deliver timely aid, the UN agency has warned.

  • May 12, 2016

    The international faith-based network ACT Alliance has called for substantive commitment to upholding universal democratic principles and respect for human rights as the social and political turmoil in Brazil risks worsening.

  • May 11, 2016

    Christian Aid has welcomed the release of data from the Panama Papers on 9 May 2016, which it says will help create new pressure for vital reform.

  • May 10, 2016

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for the adoption of a global compact on responsibility-sharing that collectively ensures the human rights, safety and dignity of all refugees and migrants.

  • May 9, 2016

    The World Council of Churches General Secretary, the  Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has issued a statement urging the international community to put an end to the “culture of impunity” in Syria. The statement followed news reports from Syria of an air strike that targeted the Kammouneh Syrian refugee camp 0n 7 May 2016.