Category - Barack Obama

  • 9 Mar 2010

    The World Council of Churches has urged its members in the United States to lobby President Barack Obama to abandon "Plan Colombia", a package of financial and military assistance to Colombia's repressive government.

  • 21 Feb 2010

    'Surge, attack, negotiations' is a cycle of action that has a ring of familiarity - and not just in Afghanistan, says Gene Stoltzfus. But not everyone is confident that aggression will bring a just peace.

  • 11 Dec 2009

    Protesters turned out in force in New York and elsewhere yesterday to remind Nobel Peace Prize winner President Barack Obama that war is not justifiable, and to oppose his 30,000-strong troop surge in Afghanistan.

  • 5 Dec 2009

    US President Barack Obama has rescheduled his visit to the UN Climate Change talks in Copenhagen in order to give momentum towards a “meaningful” climate change, the White House said yesterday.

  • 3 Dec 2009

    Development and environment groups are urging President Obama, who is going to Copenhagen on 9 December, to return to the conference after collecting his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo.

  • 20 Nov 2009

    America can either tolerate constant and crippling conflict, or recognise that the yearning for peace is universal, and strengthen its resolve to end conflicts around the world, say US Christian leaders, echoing President Obama's words back to him. They are calling for a new approach to Afghanistan based on "a humanitarian and development surge".

  • 22 Oct 2009

    Bread for the World, a collective Christian voice urging US decision makers to end hunger at home and globally, has welcomed the child nutrition priorities mentioned during a White House event hosted yesterday by Michelle Obama.

  • 10 Oct 2009

    US President Barack Obama's Nobel Prize should inspire the young to be "bridge builders for understanding and reconciliation", says the head of the Lutheran World Federation.

  • 9 Oct 2009

    The US President Barack Obama has won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation”. Campaigners welcomed the news but urged Obama to live up to the Prize.

  • 7 Sep 2009

    In what it is describing as a "massive mobilization effort," the United Church of Christ in the USA is launching a major healthcare advocacy campaign on Tuesday 8 September 2009.