As world financial leaders gather in Washington DC for the annual joint strategy meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, Christian Aid is calling for an urgent rethink of the World Bank’s approach to tackling energy poverty.
The mayor of London Ken Livingstone and deputy mayor, Nicky Gavron, joined the Christian Aid Cut the Carbon march on Monday (01 October 2007) and walked with the team of climate change activists along the More London Plaza, on the penultimate day of their 1,000 mile march.
The Ecumenical Coalition on Tourism has called for an end to the exploitation of women by the tourist industry, and criticised a decision by the United Nations to hold World Tourism Day on the theme, 'Tourism Opens Doors For Women'.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has appointed Paula Clifford on a six month secondment from the UK-based international development agency Christian Aid to help further the Church of England's quest for sustainable solutions to climate change.
The European Christian Environmental Network has published a statement agreed at the recent Third European Ecumenical Assembly held in Romania. It calls on Christians to take serious and sustained action to combat the ecological crisis threatening the world.
BRIT and MOBO-award winning musician Lemar has described a multi-faith Birmingham Cut the Carbon rally at Millennium Point on Bank Holiday Monday as ‘amazing’ - and has backed popular action to pressure governments on global warming.
The sixtieth anniversary of India's independence reminds us, says Jonathan Bartley, that the nonviolent activism of Gandhi and the the peaceful and environmental 'awkward squads' point to a more hopeful form of politics and social change.
The leader of the Council of Churches in Namibia has expressed concern about environmental problems that could be created if the uranium-rich southern African country accepts an offer by Russia to help build floating nuclear power plants.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has received an award from UK parliamentarians for his work in helping to promote ecologically friendly causes - including a Church of England carbon-cutting campaign.
The UK-based Catholic aid and development agency CAFOD has sent out a strong message on the eve of the G8 summit. It wants to see definite anti-poverty action and an 80 per cent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.