World News

  • May 25, 2016

    From 24 May to 21 June, the Christian Council of Norway  is promoting a pilgrimage from the Norwegian capital Oslo to Trondheim, an important Christian pilgrimage site and the location of the World Council of Churches Central Committee meeting from 22-28 June.

  • May 24, 2016

    The United Nations Children's Fund has announced the launch of a new fund to better coordinate support for and drive investment in education for children and youth affected by humanitarian emergencies and protracted crises.

  • May 23, 2016

    An illegal logging camp has been dismantled and fifteen loggers removed from an uncontacted Indian reserve in Peru.

  • May 20, 2016

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon led an inaugural ceremony yesterday (19 May 2016)  to award the 'Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage' as New York Headquarters observed the International Day of UN Peacekeepers.

  • May 19, 2016

    The Supreme Court in Pakistan is to consider the case of a prisoner who could be hanged at as little as three days’ notice, despite evidence that he was arrested as a child.

  • May 18, 2016

    In the run-up to the first ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul (23-24 May), Christian Aid has launched Nepal Aftershocks: the people’s truth about aid, a new multimedia project that asked nearly 200 people who survived the 2015 earthquakes what they really thought about the aid the world gave.

  • 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.