peace agreement

  • September 27, 2016

    The UN Secretary-General has welcomed the signing by the Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People's Army (FARC-EP) of a peace deal ending more than 50 years of conflict.

  • August 25, 2016

    Christian Aid and its partners have warmly welcomed the announcement of the final agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) guerrilla group. They also urge the government to ensure implementation of the agreement and dismantle paramilitary groups as a matter or priority, to guarantee lasting peace.

  • February 15, 2015

    International church bodies have welcomed the ceasefire agreement for eastern Ukraine negotiated in Minsk and announced recently.

  • August 5, 2011

    The prospects of settlements in some of the most intractable situations in the world today, as well as in domestic political wrangles over the health service, education and more, depend upon a host of unseen actors, says Simon Barrow. They create the conditions for the more formal political mechanisms to make progress.

  • March 9, 2009

    Christians from different backgrounds came together to pray last night at the site of the brutal killing of two soldiers in Northern Ireland. Their message was that there must be no return to sectarian violence.

  • January 10, 2009

    Church agencies and analysts have warned that the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed four years ago to put an end to a two-decade long civil war in Sudan is threatened with breakdown.

  • July 25, 2008

    Peace groups and religious bodies have offered a cautious welcome for a voluntary United Nations agreement on small arms that they hope will be a step towards curbing the dangerous trade in illicit weapons.

  • August 8, 2007

    Church groups working in the Darfur region have welcomed the conclusion of the Arusha talks as a step towards greater cooperation between rebels which will pave the way for serious negotiations.

  • January 12, 2007

    Two years after the signing of a peace agreement to end a 21-year-long civil war in Sudan, some church leaders in south Sudan are urging eventual secession for their region, saying Khartoum has failed to make unity attractive - writes Fredrick Nzwili for Ecumenical News International.