• October 19, 2010

    The long-awaited new book on American religion and its impact from Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell introduces us to complexities and contradictions which often get overlooked public debate, says Martin Marty. Does religion unite or divide? Experience says 'both'. But exactly where, how and why remains important for a rounded view.

  • September 29, 2010

    Human Rights Watch wants the Senate to approve a new strategy for US engagement in the struggle to end violence against women worldwide.

  • September 6, 2010

    As the row continues over an Islamic cultural centre to be sited near to Ground Zero in New York, the first US Muslim college has opened in California.

  • August 22, 2010

    Seven people who say they were abused as children by a Roman Catholic priest in California are taking legal action against the Catholic Diocese of Oakland.

  • August 12, 2010

    The building of Cordova House and Mosque near Ground Zero in New York, where many lost their lives on 9/11, has become a subject of heated debate. Michael Kinnamon, who heads up the National Council of Churches USA, cuts through the controversy to make a directly Christian appeal for neighbourly love.

  • August 2, 2010

    Amnesty International has called on the Iranian authorities to release three US nationals detained without charge or trial for a year.

  • July 13, 2010

    Illegal mahogany loggers are causing environmental destruction and plundering uncontacted Indians’ land in the depths of the Peruvian Amazon, according to a new report by the Upper Amazon Conservancy (UAC).

  • June 22, 2010

    The United States has been criticised for denying visas to 10 per cent of the voting delegates due to attend a global meeting of Reformed churches taking place in the state of Michigan.

  • April 7, 2010

    Muslim and Sikh groups have praised the US Transportation Security Administration for rolling back screening rules on passengers arriving from 14 primarily Islamic countries.

  • March 9, 2010

    The World Council of Churches has urged its members in the United States to lobby President Barack Obama to abandon "Plan Colombia", a package of financial and military assistance to Colombia's repressive government.