Category - peace and justice

  • 1 May 2009

    More than 200 young people from many faith backgrounds, travelling from Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Tanzania and the United States, gathered this month at the Kenya Youth Peace Summit in Nairobi.

  • 2 Oct 2008

    The Middle East Quartet (EU, Russia, UN, USA) is failing - making inadequate progress towards improving the lives of Palestinians or improving the prospects for peace - according to a new report by leading humanitarian and human rights organisations.

  • 3 Sep 2008

    A conference in Bern this month will discuss the often thorny concept of the "Promised Land" and related theological issues with a view to helping more churches become advocates for a just peace in the Middle East.

  • 18 Feb 2008

    Zimbabwe's Roman Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (CJPC) has called for the postponement of the national elections due on 29 March 2008. They say there are signs that the poll will not be free and fair under current conditions.

  • 30 Nov 2007

    The Scottish denominations are launching a £500,000 appeal to transform Scottish Churches House into a modern conference and hospitality centre which will carry forward a long tradition of radical thinking and outward social engagement.

  • 28 Nov 2007

    Church leaders in the Middle East region and across the world are giving a cautious but hopeful initial response to the proposals coming out of the Annapolis summit in Maryland, USA, concerning sustainable peace in Israel and Palestine.

  • 20 Nov 2007

    Peace and justice advocate Bishop Munib A. Younan of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land has met with former US President Jimmy Carter to discuss initiatives relating to the Israel-Palestine conflict.

  • 2 Nov 2007

    The president of the National Council of Churches USA (NCCUSA) and eight leaders of its 35 members are among three dozen Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders urging the US to stand up for the Geneva Accord at the Palestine-Israel summit.

  • 26 Jun 2007

    A pre-dawn break-in earlier this month (June 2007) targetted two computers containing sensitive information at the office of Justapaz, the Christian Center for Justice, Peace and Nonviolent Action, on-the-spot reports reveal.

  • 9 Apr 2007

    Denouncing the slaughter in Iraq and violence and injustice across the world, Pope Benedict used his Easter 2007 message to call on Christians to take up the vocation of peacemaking.