• May 18, 2011

    The World Council of Churches' General Secretary has led prayers for the numerous young victims who have had their names recorded in Kingston, Jamaica, since 2008.

  • May 2, 2011

    This morning I woke to an orgy of media-fed delight about a violent death. According to Irenaeus, the second century Bishop of Lugdunum, “the glory of God is a human being fully alive.” According to at least one politician I listened to on the radio, what pleases God most is an enemy brutally murdered.

  • March 27, 2011

    Protesters, police, reporters and commentators are in disagreement about claims and counterclaims over violent clashes in central London last night.

  • August 31, 2010

    Young people should not be used as tools for political violence in Southern Africa, says the coordinator of the Student Christian Movement of Zimbabwe.

  • August 27, 2010

    The scent of violence in everyday life, in culture and in the news has become endemic in the Philippines, says Shay Cullen. But there is hope where different values and practices are initiated, and where human transformation can challenge the roots of impunity and injustice.

  • June 4, 2010

    PM David Cameron will visit the Cumbria area later today, as police continue to investigate the killings and local people try to make sense of the outbreak of murderous violence.

  • May 18, 2010

    Some Christians throw around the word "sin" fairly unthinkingly, while others have become rather embarrassed by it. To talk about "sin" clearly and justly, we need to address the confusion of both society and churches around two major issues - sex and violence.

  • February 28, 2010

    The World Council of Churches has asked its member churches to advocate for a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Colombia, the full respect of human rights and cessation of the so called "Plan Colombia".

  • January 9, 2010

    Neither the government of Yemen nor outside forces have much influence on how it runs, says Giles Fraser. But strangely, football can prove the Esperanto that builds common ground.

  • September 21, 2009

    The head of Kenya's largest Protestant church grouping, the Rev Peter Karanja, says people who instigated violence after the disputed 2007 elections in the east African country must be held to account.