The experience of African women theologians has been a crucial element in helping faith communities respond to the challenge of HIV and AIDS in Africa, says the coordinator of an ecumenical network on the pandemic on the continent. Stephen Brown writes on the challenge from the recent the International AIDS Conference.
Vulnerable communities have been left on their own to adapt to climate change or perish because of the failure of the UN conference in Copenhagen to agree legally binding commitments, a Kenyan theologian and ecologist has warned
International aid agency Oxfam has warned of dire consequences from the drought that has hit parts of East Africa for the sixth year in a row. Its comments come after the failure of both rainy seasons in 2009.
Following recent action by Africa, a majority of the world's countries have now banned nuclear weapons from their national territory for the first time, says Jonathan Frerichs. The churches have played an important role in this.