• September 23, 2007

    Transformational diplomacy is not about entrenching Western interests in Palestine-Israel, says Michael Marten. It is about encouraging advice from regional experts, engaging with ‘the enemy’, treating Occupier and Occupied as such and working towards a just resolution.

  • September 19, 2007

    Top US commander in Iraq General David Petraeus emphasised "reconciliation" in Iraq yesterday, following a meeting with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

  • September 18, 2007

    US private military company Blackwater should face corporate homicide charges for the killings at the weekend of eight Iraqis by its personnel, according to campaigns group War on Want.

  • August 16, 2007

    The devastating multiple bomb attacks against the minority Yazidi community in northern Iraq on 14 August 2007 may have claimed up to 400 lives, the Iraqi interior ministry claimed today - as the grim task of digging out bodies continues. Once again the Kurds and a religious minority are the victims.

  • August 9, 2007

    Irrespective of what we think of the presence of British troops in Iraq, the plight of those who have worked as translators and assistants is a matter of serious concern.

  • August 5, 2007

    In response to massive human suffering in Iraq, the US ecumenical relief and development agency Church World Service is mounting a two-pronged effort aimed at providing essential services for vulnerable children.

  • August 3, 2007

    In an interview with Juan Michel of the WCC, a prominent Iraqi Christian shares his views on the situation in the violence-plagued country. He assesses the situation with realism, but also with hope for peace with justice.

  • July 30, 2007

    On 21 September 2007 Christians from Congo to the United States, and from Colombia to Switzerland to South Korea, will join in the International Day of Prayer for Peace - committing themselves to work for a better world.

  • May 12, 2007

    Gordon Brown is focussing his bid to become PM on a restoration of faith in people, politics, integrity and the values of justice. He once again mentioned his Church of Scotland upbringing as a character forming inheritance.

  • May 3, 2007

    On the issue of the US involvement in Iraq, here's a very sobering statistic...