Category - violence

  • 16 May 2009

    Victims burned to death in a Kenya Assemblies of God church in what was seen as one of the ugliest symbols of violence that followed the country's disputed election back in 2007 have been laid to rest with pleas for healing of past wounds.

  • 6 Mar 2009

    To mark International Women’s Day 2009, the World Association of Christian Communication (WACC) is calling attention to the opportunities presented to news media to reverse the tide of endemic gender-based violence.

  • 3 Feb 2009

    A religious peace gathering in Philadelphia, USA, featured daily acts of opposition to gun violence held at a gun store in the city. The actions included non-violent protest, prayer, and civil disobedience.

  • 25 Sep 2008

    Anabaptists in India say they have been horrified that Christians have had to the jungle with nothing but the clothes on their backs, fearing for their lives because of communal violence in a country once known for religious tolerance.

  • 23 Sep 2008

    A senior Bajrang Dal leader in Karnataka has been arrested in connection with the widespread attack on Christian churches and prayer halls, police officials and the Indian Catholic Bishops Conference in India have announced.

  • 12 Sep 2008

    The Methodist Church in Britain has joined other churches and NGOs in calling for urgent support and prayer for thousands of hard-pressed Christians in India as violence flares across the state of Orissa.

  • 5 Sep 2008

    The World Council of Churches and the Lutheran World Federation have called on the Prime Minister of India requesting his intervention to end the violence in the state of Orissa. They are also backing Christian prayer and solidarity.

  • 23 Jun 2008

    Church leaders and anti-gun charities have paid tribute to Ms Pat Regan, a mother who became a prominent campaigner against violence after she lost her son in what was dubbed 'an underworld style shooting' in 2002.

  • 22 Jun 2008

    After weeks of violence, Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has announced that he is pulling out of Friday's presidential election run-off, fearing massacres of his supporters and a rigged poll outcome.

  • 28 May 2008

    Ten years on from a terrible act of violence in conflict-torn Colombia, the UK-based international development agency Christian Aid is supporting the victims' families in their quest for justice.