World News

  • December 19, 2006

    The aid organization SOS Habitat has raised the alarm over fears that the Angolan authorities may swoop on poor families over the Christmas period, forcing them onto the streets.

  • December 18, 2006

    The future of the 77 million-strong worldwide Anglican Communion was complicated further last night (16 December 2006) with the announcement that two large evangelical congregations in the US have voted to break away from the Episcopal Church, primarily because of its decision three years ago to consecrate a gay bishop, Gene Robinson of New Hampshire.

  • December 18, 2006

    International relief and development charity, World Vision, has joined the successful online virtual world, Second Life, to bring to life its Alternative Gift Catalogue http://www.greatgifts.org/GiftSelection/home.aspx through an interactive 3D developing community village.

  • December 18, 2006

    A North American peace church aid and development organization which opposed the US war with Vietnam in the 1960s and 70s, and has continued to build positive relations ever since, is providing 30,000 US dollars worth of help to communities affected by Typhoon Xangsane in the central region of the country.

  • December 18, 2006

    As UK church leaders prepare for a pilgrimage to the beleagured city, news has emerged that a peacebuilding school in Bethlehem which welcomes Muslim, Christian and Jewish girls and boys has been told that part of their building is due to be demolished by the huge Israeli 'security wall' being constructed around the town.

  • December 18, 2006

    An ecumenical (inter-church) consultation of senior Protestant, Orthodox and Anglican leaders has issued a statement to Europe's major politicians ‚Ä' arguing that constructive dialogue among peoples, religions and civic institutions is the way forward for the continent and the EU, underpinned by political pluralism and neutrality.

  • December 18, 2006

    Nicaraguan President-elect Daniel Ortega has announced that he will this week call on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to relax its stringent policy towards Nicaragua in order to be able to tackle endemic poverty and hunger.

  • December 17, 2006

    The Interfaith Alliance Foundation in the US has used its show on Air America Radio today (17 December 2006), to examine the continuing controversy over a promotional video for an evangelical Christian group filmed inside the Pentagon ‚Ä' in likely violation of military regulations about religious proselytizing, it says.

  • December 17, 2006

    Full text of the bipartisan ‘Arab-Israeli-Palestinian Peace, From Crisis to Hope,' statement to the American government

  • December 17, 2006

    While a devastating armed conflict continues in western Sudan's Darfur region, the people of southern Sudan are beginning to recover from a 21-year civil war, according to Rob Haarsager, a country representative of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), the internationally respected North American peace church aid and development agency.