World News

  • July 15, 2016

    The acting General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, Georges  Lemopoulos, has called for prayer and acts of common caring following a murderous attack on holiday makers in the southern French city of Nice.

  • July 14, 2016

    India's state-owned mining operation Coal India Limited, the world's largest coal producer, is riding roughshod over the rights and land of vulnerable indigenous communities in pursuit of corporate expansion plans, Amnesty International says in a new report.

  • July 13, 2016

    The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has reported that the ceasefire in the crisis-gripped country appears to be “largely holding, barring sporadic gunfire”, while the UN refugee agency has urged countries to keep their borders open for people fleeing tensions in Juba, where the human rights wing has warned the situation is “deteriorating rapidly.”

  • July 12, 2016

    The United Nations envoy dealing with disaster risk reduction has launched a new multi-year campaign that aims to reduce disaster losses, improve management of disaster risk, and save lives.

  • July 11, 2016

    The World Council of Churches (WCC) has offered prayers for peace in the USA while condemning acts of violence in recent days that have shocked the nation and people around the world.

  • July 8, 2016

    Two years after war devastated large parts of the Gaza strip, claiming more than 1,500 civilian lives, Israel’s blockade stifles recovery for 1.8 million Palestinians living in the region.

  • July 7, 2016

    At a workshop in Ghana, women have collectively asked a question: “Is it not time for women and girls to raise their voices to say what they want as mothers, as widows, as single parents, and as God’s children?”

  • July 5, 2016

    Amnesty International has criticised Iraq’s execution of five people following the suicide truck bombing in Baghdad at the weekend

  • June 30, 2016

    United Nations agencies have warned that the level of food insecurity in South Sudan is at the highest since the start of the conflict two and a half years ago.

  • June 29, 2016

    Members of the nomadic Orang Rimba tribe in Indonesia have been attacked and their possessions burned as part of an eviction from a palm oil plantation on their ancestral land.