The lives of 1,000 young children a day are being lost to disease and poverty in poor countries because of illegal trade-related tax evasion, says a new report from Christian Aid. It has calculated that this evasion costs the developing world at least US$160bn annually.
British mining corporations supported by the UK government, such as Vedanta Resources, Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton, are complicit in human rights abuse while making huge profits in developing countries.
The UK-based international development agency Christian Aid has warned governments world-wide, and especially the British government, that poor countries will be hit worst global warming and will struggle to adapt to the impact of climate change.
Scientists' grim predictions of an even worse rate of global warming means the world must act immediately to help poor people cope with the now inevitable ravages of climate change, says international development agency Chrsitian Aid.
The World Council of Churches (WCC) programme on climate change and water has welcomed a high-profile report released today by the United Nations climate panel. The WCC brings together mainline Protestant, Orthodox, Anglican and indigenous churches across the world, working closely with Roman Catholics and in exchange with Evangelicals and Pentecostals.
Poor people in mineral-rich developing countries are missing out on the benefits of higher commodity prices while large transnational oil and mining corporations make record profits, a new report says.
A Government minister has given his backing to the recommendations of a report from the thinktank Ekklesia which proposes the resolution of conflicts between a number of Christian Unions and university Students' Unions, through mediation rather than court battles.
The Student Christian Movement, a long-established organisation on university and college campuses across the UK, has joined calls for a positive, mediatory approach to disagreements between evangelical Christian Unions and Students Unions.