Category - usa

  • December 15, 2010

    Barack Obama has been urged to support the UN Declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples. The United States is the only country that still opposes it.

  • December 3, 2010

    Amnesty International has condemned a call by the Iraqi Interior Minister for the execution of 39 alleged al-Qai’da members who have not yet been tried.

  • November 4, 2010

    The week before he visits Indonesia, US President Brrack Obama has been urged to end military assistance to the country’s oppressive government.

  • October 19, 2010

    The long-awaited new book on American religion and its impact from Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell introduces us to complexities and contradictions which often get overlooked public debate, says Martin Marty. Does religion unite or divide? Experience says 'both'. But exactly where, how and why remains important for a rounded view.

  • September 29, 2010

    Human Rights Watch wants the Senate to approve a new strategy for US engagement in the struggle to end violence against women worldwide.

  • September 6, 2010

    As the row continues over an Islamic cultural centre to be sited near to Ground Zero in New York, the first US Muslim college has opened in California.

  • August 22, 2010

    Seven people who say they were abused as children by a Roman Catholic priest in California are taking legal action against the Catholic Diocese of Oakland.

  • August 12, 2010

    The building of Cordova House and Mosque near Ground Zero in New York, where many lost their lives on 9/11, has become a subject of heated debate. Michael Kinnamon, who heads up the National Council of Churches USA, cuts through the controversy to make a directly Christian appeal for neighbourly love.

  • August 2, 2010

    Amnesty International has called on the Iranian authorities to release three US nationals detained without charge or trial for a year.

  • July 13, 2010

    Illegal mahogany loggers are causing environmental destruction and plundering uncontacted Indians’ land in the depths of the Peruvian Amazon, according to a new report by the Upper Amazon Conservancy (UAC).