World News

  • October 12, 2006

    One year on from the Kashmir earthquake, Evangelical aid agency Tearfund's disaster risk reduction (DRR) work is reducing the vulnerability of villages in the remote region.

  • October 11, 2006

    Pine Gap, AustraliaFour Christian peace activists have publicly challenged the Australian government's attempts to silence open criticism of United States military bases in the country.

  • October 9, 2006

    North Korea's decision to break the nuclear test moratorium and attempt to explode a nuclear device was a predictable consequence of the failure of the Bush administration's diplomacy toward the Korean peninsula, Christians in the US have said.

  • October 3, 2006

    Dealing with religion can mean entering "the danger zone" That's the conclusion of St-Matthew-in-the-City church in Auckland, New Zealand - who have put up a notice outside their building proclaiming 'Beware of the God'.

  • October 3, 2006

    Russia's school year began recently with debate raging about the appropriateness and efficacy of a course on Orthodox Christian culture amid reports that four regions were making it mandatory and another 11 introducing it as an optional subject – writes Sophia Kishkovsky for Ecumenical News International.

  • October 3, 2006

    Amish communities across the United States are in shock after a gunman yesterday shot dead at least three girls and injured seven others before killing himself in an attack on one of their schools in the state of Pennsylvania, USA. It is feard the casulaty list will increase

  • October 3, 2006

    Two senior United States church leaders have sent out a clear message to the White House and the religious right that God cannot be co-opted as a ‘warrior divinity’ serving national or sectional i

  • September 27, 2006

    Some 45 religious leaders from Christian and Muslim faith backgrounds met with the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on 20 September 2006, in an open discussion about the role religious communities can play in reversing the deepening crisis between Iran and the United States ñ writes Mark Beach, communications director of the North American relief and development agency Mennonite Central Committee (MCC).

  • September 22, 2006

    A leading US peace church theologian believes that Christian leaders might be able to assist a constructive dialogue around Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejadís recent letter to US President George W. Bush.

  • September 20, 2006

    The discovery of hundreds of US-made cluster bombs among the tens of thousands of unexploded munitions carpeting the south of Lebanon, has led to calls on Washington to impose a moratorium on sales of the weapons to Israel reports the Independent newspaper.