World News

  • October 28, 2016

    Waves of loggers are invading the territory of one of the most vulnerable peoples on the planet, says Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples' rights. The Brazilian Indians, known as the 'Last of the Kawahiva', are the survivors of a larger tribe who have been killed or died of disease.

  • October 27, 2016

    Pakistan’s interior ministry yesterday handed down a so-called ‘black warrant’ confirming that it plans to hang Imdad Ali, who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, next Wednesday.

  • October 26, 2016

    The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reported yesterday  that it is assisting French authorities as they begin to close the refugee camp in Calais.

  • October 25, 2016

    Amnesty International has called on the  Iranian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release writer and human rights activist Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee following her jailing yesterday

  • October 24, 2016

    As António Guterres of Portugal was named the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, the World Council of Churches (WCC) congratulated him on his appointment.

  • October 21, 2016

    Pax Christi International, together with the World Council of Churches and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, are working with one voice in their attempts to ensure global support in the UN General Assembly later this month to take forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations.

  • October 19, 2016

    The Church and Peace network is warning against extending a financial and political instrument at the disposal of the European Union  that could strengthen the military capacity of non-EU countries, a move the network sees as a major shift.

  • October 18, 2016

    A Brazilian Indian leader at the forefront of his people’s struggle to reclaim their ancestral land has been assassinated.

  • October 17, 2016

    Marking World Food Day 2016, the United Nations has highlighted the close links between climate change, sustainable agriculture, and food and nutrition security, with the message: “The climate is changing. Food and agriculture must, too.”

  • October 14, 2016

    Governments should capitalise on years of growing concern and negotiate a ban on nuclear weapons next year, the World Council of Churches said in an inter-religious call at the United Nations on 12 October.