• August 5, 2012

    The president of the Lutheran World Federation says Norway is a beacon of hope for the way it has dealt with the horror of last year's massacre.

  • May 29, 2012

    The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches has condemned the violence in Syria, expressed solidarity with the victims, and invoked prayers for peace in the country.

  • March 16, 2012

    In May 2009, Sri Lanka’s civil war came to an end. On 14 March 2012, Channel 4 broadcast Sri Lanka's Killing Fields: War Crimes Unpunished, a follow-up to an earlier documentary. This focused on the last few months of the armed conflict, when large numbers of civilians were killed or injured.

  • February 18, 2012

    Almost ten years ago, one of the survivors of a horrific massacre set about trying to win justice for her murdered husband and scores of others, writes Savi Hensman. This brought her up against some of the most powerful – and ruthless – people in the state of Gujarat in India. But she persisted.

  • June 11, 2011

    A special court in Pakistan has suspended the trial of suspects in a massacre of Christians in 2009, after a key witness fled the country.

  • May 2, 2011

    Civilian protection requires simple, straightforward dialogue and negotiation with the people who can control whether other people are safe or not. It also works, say Tim Wallis of Nonviolent Peaceforce. As soon as we bring guns, tanks and air support into the picture, we are talking about something which more often than not does not work, and often makes things worse.

  • April 27, 2011

    The United Methodist Church is making good on a pledge to support a learning centre at the Western site of an 1864 massacre of Native Americans.

  • November 27, 2010

    A special Mass for all those who have died or been injured in recent weeks in Iraq was held at Westminster Cathedral, in London, yesterday evening.

  • November 9, 2010

    Hundreds of protesters gathered outside parliament in Westminster today to call for concerted UK government action to protect Christians in Iraq.

  • December 31, 2009

    In these final days of the year, Christians who follow the church calendar remember that children were massacred by Herod 2000 years ago, says Gene Stoltzfus. The story has much to teach us about the inherent conflict between the Gospel and empire.