World News

  • June 23, 2007

    Despite misgivings from all sides about the United Nation's Human Rights Council, Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu says the body that is supposed to be an international watchdog should gain in credibility.

  • June 22, 2007

    Doing justice to the Palestinian people will bring about security for Israel too, a global church conference has heard. There were appeals to end the illegal occupation of Palestinian land and to combat anti-Semitism too.

  • June 22, 2007

    Civilians are bearing the brunt of violence as fighting rages in Sri Lanka between the military and the Tamil Tigers (LTTE), church and civilian humanitarian agencies report. Long-term solutions are vitally needed.

  • June 21, 2007

    A new advocacy initiative, launched at the culmination of a World Council of Churches (WCC) conference in Jordan this week, is to help churches worldwide work for a just peace in Palestine and Israel.

  • June 21, 2007

    As the security situation in Darfur continues to deteriorate and hundreds more local people die, an Action of Churches Together - Caritas employee has been killed in western Darfur, highlighting the ongong carnage.

  • June 20, 2007

    The Vatican has issued a specialised 'Ten Commandments' for motorists to help them avoid road rage, to make sure their vehicles are safe, and to ensure that they do not put other road users' lives at risk.

  • June 19, 2007

    The general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia, plans to visit member churches and Christian communities in the strife-ridden occupied Palestinian territories and Israel.

  • June 18, 2007

    More than 20 religious groups in the United States are pressing for health insurance coverage for many of the nine million uninsured children across America – a good number of whom are living in poverty.

  • June 18, 2007

    Three Indonesian Christian women, who had been serving prison sentences for running a Sunday School attended voluntarily by Muslims, have been freed from jail after two years of a three-year sentence.

  • June 17, 2007

    The leader of a major grouping of African churches has expressed outrage at human rights abuses in Zimbabwe, and has urged the world to help resolve the political crisis in the southern African country.