Category - liberia

  • July 30, 2015

    Faith leaders in Sierra Leone and Liberia played an “essential role” in stemming the spread of Ebola but the delay in involving them cost lives, says a new report.

  • October 11, 2011

    The best way to achieve global peace is to start in local communities, says Liberian interfaith activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee.

  • August 5, 2011

    Churches have expressed concern for the political situation in Liberia, which has become increasingly polarised in advance of a referendum and elections.

  • June 30, 2010

    Campaigners have welcomed debt cancellation to the world's most indebted country and called on the international community to repay their debt to Liberia in turn.

  • December 9, 2008

    Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's special envoy at the All African Conference of Churches general assembly in Maputo, Laurence Konmla Bropleh, has called on the churches in Africa to help make their leaders accountable.

  • November 13, 2008

    A high-ranking government official from Sierra Leone has told an international churches team visiting his country and in Liberia that the world needs to get behind urgently needed peace-building efforts.

  • November 1, 2008

    In Liberia, Sierra Leone and South Africa, churches have played a major role in reconciliation between groups who had been in violent conflict for decades. Two international ecumenical teams sent by the World Council of Churches will visit the three countries during the next two weeks.

  • February 10, 2008

    Liberia is a country in recovery. Civil war and failed government have ravaged its people and economy for over two decades. Over 200,000 people died in the conflict, and many, especially the educated, wealthy elite, fled the country. Some have returned since 2006, when the democratically elected government was sworn in. Sponsor a child in Liberia here

  • February 4, 2007

    A national grassroots campaign mounted by Jubilee USA, the international humanitarian agency, Church World Service (the ecumenical Christian relief network) and allied organizations is urging Americans to send Valentine's Day wishes to US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, asking him to have a heart and cancel Liberia's 3.5 billion dollar debt.

  • January 29, 2007

    The first all-women peacekeeping unit has begun work in Liberia, joining the United Nations Peacekeeping operations. Though they are well armed, they are also developing the use of unarmed and non-violent interventions, “changing the balance of approach”, some experts say.