Thousands gather in Brazil for the World Social Forum to address exploitative globalisation. Organizers say the economic crisis shows its message of "another world is possible" is more vital than ever.
The charity War on Want has warned that British prime minister Gordon Brown’s appeal to the World Economic Forum this week threatens to deepen the global economic crisis and cost millions of jobs around the world.
Former British PM Tony Blair has completed his first semester as a visiting lecturer at Yale University, and says this has strengthened his belief that religious faith and economic and social globalisation can be partners.
Earthquakes, floods, rocketing food prices and bank failures are issues that have led religious and civil society groups plus high ranking United Nations and World Trade Organziation officials, to discuss their impact in Geneva.
Barack Obama’s election victory is a “momentous day” for the international community and offers renewed hope to millions of people around the world who live in poverty, Catholic development agency Progressio has declared.