Development

  • December 18, 2007

    The time is fast approaching for the UK and its European partners to name and shame the United States for its blatant attempts to derail any meaningful international agreement on climate change, says the agency Christian Aid.

  • December 5, 2007

    The fight against climate change has been marked by broken promises and missed opportunities, say three European bishops in a letter to political leaders gathered at the United Nations-led talks on the Indonesian island of Bali.

  • November 23, 2007

    A coalition of African and US Methodist church leaders are asking how African people and nations are being affected by Chinese long- and short-term investments in the region, often in exchange for mineral and mining rights.

  • November 16, 2007

    A severe reminder from Africa of the wealth constructed "on the continued extraction and plunder of Africa's resources as well as on the exploitation of Africa's people" has been addressed to Christians living in the global North.

  • October 31, 2007

    Archbishop Celestino Maggiore, the Vatican's permanent observer to the United Nations, has said, in a UN debate on development in New York,that global sustainability should be a priority for the nations of the world.

  • October 29, 2007

    A copper mining company is selling Zambia short while generating huge profits from the country’s finite natural resource, according to evidence in a report published today by three major development organisations. It calls on Vedanta and its major UK investors to rectify the situation before current contract renegotiations with Zambia are concluded.

  • July 5, 2007

    More people in the world are living in cities than ever before, and this is leading to renewed interest in religion, confounding those who predicted a growth of secularisation, says a new United Nations report.

  • June 22, 2007

    Civilians are bearing the brunt of violence as fighting rages in Sri Lanka between the military and the Tamil Tigers (LTTE), church and civilian humanitarian agencies report. Long-term solutions are vitally needed.

  • May 30, 2007

    Integrated solutions are needed to the problems of water supply, sanitation and protection of the environment, according to the 'Churches for Water in Africa' conference.

  • May 17, 2007

    Sustainability is the central theme for the 2007 Grand Designs Live ExCel London show, and the Green Garden created by development agency Christian Aid and the Eden Project will be a highlight of the exhibition.