World News

  • November 28, 2016

    While meeting in Nanjing and Shanghai, China, from 17-23 November 2016 , the World Council of Churches executive committee issued a Statement on Climate Justice that reiterates the urgent concerns of churches in relation to climate change, and calls on all states to fulfill the commitments of the Paris Agreement.

  • November 25, 2016

    The people suffering the most in the battle for Mosul in Iraq are the poorest, Christian Aid is warning.

  • November 24, 2016

    Calculations by the Jubilee Debt Campaign have shown that the future borrowing costs of African governments rose across the board in the week, following Donald Trump winning the US Presidential election.

  • November 23, 2016

    An executive decree issued yesterday by the Turkish authorities has ordered the permanent closure of 375 non-governmental organisations under state of emergency powers.

  • November 22, 2016

    The extent to which violence is embedded in society means that uprooting it is everyone’s job, senior UN officials said yesterday (21 , lamenting that violence against women and girls continue to be a low priority on the international development agenda and urging more action and more funding to end the pandemic of such violence now, once and for all.

  • November 21, 2016

    Punjab’s top law officer has told Pakistan’s Supreme Court that the state had made failings in the case of Imdad Ali, a schizophrenic man who faces hanging. Pakistan has signed international treaties banning the execution of mentally ill prisoners.

  • November 19, 2016

    Fears are growing for the physical and mental health of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British charity worker jailed in Iran after being sentenced  to five years in prison following an unfair trial on unspecified 'national security charges' earlier this year.

  • November 18, 2016

    More than a hundred organisations have seen their funding shrink, their reputations tarnished and their staff intimidated under Russia's draconian 'foreign agents' law, said Amnesty International in a new report today

  • November 17, 2016

    The Bolivian state oil company YPFB has denied reports that workers prospecting near the Peruvian border have had several encounters with a group of uncontacted Indians. The company had sub-contracted the exploration work to BGP Bolivia, a subsidiary of a Chinese oil corporation.

  • November 17, 2016

    A lively, youthful and demanding faith group voice of faith was heard clearly in the streets of Marrakech last Sunday (13 November 2016), where a joint group from ACT Alliance, the Lutheran World Federation and the World Council of Churches marched among several thousand activists to demand environmental justice during the UN climate conference COP22.