Europe

  • April 9, 2016

    A violent escalation in hostilities between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh has resulted in casualties and warnings of 'large-scale war'.

  • March 30, 2016

    Much as it is an understatement to say that I was shaken by the terrorist attacks in Paris in November 2015, so it is the case with the terrorist assaults on Brussels earlier this month.

  • February 25, 2016

    A German alliance of diverse faith-based and civil-society groups has issued an appeal encouraging a humanitarian response to refugees in Europe.

  • January 30, 2016

    Yesterday (29 January) 26 Kurdish refugees from Iraq were confirmed to have drowned off the coast of Samos Island, Greece, as they attempted to cross to Europe from Turkey. Ten of the dead were children; five boys and five girls, says the Anglican mission agency Us (formerly USPG).

  • January 29, 2016

    Concerns have been raised that new cooperation agreements between Europe and Iran could contribute to a surge in drug-related executions – including those of juvenile offenders.

  • January 21, 2016

    Following the WCC/UNl conference on the refugee crisis in Europe at the Ecumenical Centre Geneva on 18-19 January, a statement has been issued entitled "Europe’s Response to the Refuge Crisis, From Origin to Transit, Reception and Refuge, A Call for Shared Responsibility and Coordinated Action”.

  • January 20, 2016

    A High-Level Conference of governments, United Nations agencies and civil society organisations in Geneva, including churches and faith-based organisations, has underlined the need for urgent action to strengthen coordination and cooperation in Europe's response to the refugee and migrant crisis.

  • December 11, 2015

    A painting auctioned at Sotheby's has raised nearly £550,000, which will be channelled through the Anglican mission agency Us (for  and the Anglican Diocese in Europe to provide shelter, food and medicine to refugees in Europe, with a particular focus on Greece.

  • October 30, 2015

    A group of 35 bishops and church leaders from 20 countries have gathered in Munich, Germany to discuss refugees and the role of the churches in Europe with a recommendation for safe passage to those seeking refuge.

  • October 16, 2015

    The current refugee and migration crisis is a “defining moment” for Europe and the world, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in Rome on 15 October.