human rights

  • August 29, 2008

    Mao Zedong died in 1976, and since then, two big things have hap­pened to China, says Giles Fraser. The first is the explosion of the economy. The other is the explosion of religion - and, sometimes, its suppression.

  • July 25, 2008

    One of its centres of attraction in the Lambeth Conference marketplace has been the stall "Seeing Christ in Human Rights", which shows gay Christians and the Gospel in a different light.

  • July 22, 2008

    Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic, who has been arrested in Serbia after more than a decade on the run, will finally face justice after years of support from a network of allies - including many in the Serbian Orthodox Church.

  • July 19, 2008

    A German church has far exceeded its initial expectations in so far distributing more than 200,000 black bracelets intended as a symbolic protest against human rights abuses in China during the Olympic Games in Beijing.

  • July 17, 2008

    Delegates from churches in Zimbabwe, South Africa and other countries in the Southern Africa Development Community have expressed clear support for targeted sanctions against Zimbabwe.

  • July 17, 2008

    The scale of the challenge and the glimmer of new possibilities in interreligious understnading is on display at the 16-18 July international interfaith conference convened in Madrid by the Muslim World League.

  • July 16, 2008

    Christian churches in Kazakhstan have condemned a new draft law on religions, which they say will re-impose Soviet-style restrictions in a country where Islam has the largest number of followers.

  • July 15, 2008

    Legal restrictions imposed for Pope Benedict's visit to Sydney this week, which could see protesters arrested for "annoying" Catholic pilgrims, are unconstitutional, the Australian Federal Court has ruled.

  • July 8, 2008

    Roman Catholic social justice advocates have joined in widespread criticism of new laws restricting protests during World Youth Day in Sydney this month, which Pope Benedict XVI will attend in his first visit to Australia.

  • July 8, 2008

    A key church figure in the struggle against Robert Mugabe's abuses in Zimbabwe, Catholic Archbishop Pius Ncube, has said he may soon return to the country, still reeling from post-election conflict, hunger and economic chaos.