Ecumenical News International

  • November 1, 2013

    It has now been confirmed that Ecumenical News International (ENInews) will not outlive the drastic financial reductions imposed by its two main sponsors, the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), writes Michel Kocher, a journalist, director of Médias-pro in Lausanne, a member of the World Association of Christian Communication (WACC), and former president of ENInews.

  • March 31, 2011

    Ecumenical News International has announced that Solange De Santis has been appointed editor of the news service ENInews on a one-year contract from March 2011 to March 2012.

  • February 3, 2011

    Specialised news agencies such as ENInews need financial empowerment to sustain editorial independence. They need more support from churches and religious-backed organizations, says Peter Kenny. More importantly, they need backing from the mainstream secular community as well.

  • December 25, 2010
  • December 25, 2010

    Faced with a 50 per cent cut in funding from the World Council of Churches, the Geneva-based ENInews has suspended its five-days-a-week news service.

  • December 20, 2010

    ENInews is to suspend publication of its news service from 21 December while a new editorial team is assembled during a restructuring process

  • May 11, 2010

    Ecumenical News International has won an Award of Excellence as the "best in class" religion news service from the Associated Church Press.

  • October 17, 2007

    Church-backed self-help groups in Tajikistan and other parts of Central Asia are working to cope with migrant labour displacement and other social problems in an area that is both static and rapidly changing for citizens who struggle to cope with daily life.

  • October 6, 2007

    A coalition of church-based aid and development agencies is backing a creative range of self-help initiatives in the former Soviet Central Asian republics, such as Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, which are often overlooked in the worldwide media.

  • July 19, 2007

    Despite having a different faith tradition to the Christian majority in the United States, Muslim Americans share much in common with other US religious groups, including white evangelical Protestants, a new study has found.