Religious leaders and civil society representatives of different countries and diverse Christian churches have gathered in Rome to urgently discuss combating the world's increasing fear of so-called "strangers."
The World Council of Churches has long been concerned about the impact of water privatization, and this week for the first time the council brought multi-stakeholders together to the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva to talk about it including private-public partnerships.
World Evangelical Alliance head Bishop Efraim Tendero has met with United Nations Secretary General António Guterres at the UN Headquarters in New York to share concerns for human rights, religious liberty and social issues such as refugees and migrants.
The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has briefed the UN Security Council in New York on mediation and conflict resolution urging it not move beyond "fragmented" efforts to engage faith-based bodies in reconciliation.
A movie based on the life of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, titled The Forgiven' that was panned by American critics earlier this year might face some unsympathetic reviews when it is released to South African cinemas next month.
Pope Francis has called for has called for urgent action to combat the "emergency" of plastics littering seas and oceans in a message centered on the "precious element" of water for the Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.
An attack on a military parade in the southern Iranian city of Ahwaz is likely to prompt Iranian retaliation against opposition groups at home and abroad. It also deepens Iranian fears that the United States. Saudi Arabia and others may seek to destabilize the country by instigating unrest among its ethnic minorities. With competing claims […]
Text and photos: Andre Vltchek Imagine a country with 5.6 million inhabitants (of which around 4 million are citizens), surrounded by a collapsing giant – Indonesia – in the south and south-west, by the historically hostile Malaysia in the north, and that proverbial deep blue sea (Strait of Malacca, full of nasty pirates) over the […]
There is an image engraved in our minds of a stoic, reserved, elegant Aung San Suu Kyi unbending in her struggle against Burma’s generals for democracy, and we assumed for human rights. Last year, when the refugees streamed out of her country in the wake of atrocities, it blocked all UN agencies from delivering food, […]
None of us would be cheering on a war that could easily be the absolutely final one if President Putin had not defused the situation while clearly signalling that he holds Israel accountable for downing the Russian IL-20 reconnaissance aircraft even though it was shot down by a Syrian missile. If he did not why […]
They are some of the most remunerated officials of one of Australia’s most importantly lucrative sectors, drawing huge “packages”, as they are termed, for little more than ribbon cutting, attending meetings and overseeing policies that, if implemented, will have to be reversed at some point. The modern university is neither corporation nor government agency. But […]
The world is awash with thousands of anecdotes about large-scale migration of people to places away from their homelands. Compelled by reasons to escape persecution, evade conflicts, economic and nature-driven pressures, et al. Ideally to make a living, which erupts from a longing for infrastructure, homogenous and pervasive, quintessential for survival. However, a deliberate reducing […]
Marriage is a sacred institution in the human societies.Down the passing phases of time,the human beings have tied knots of man and woman in pairs to continue the order of the universe.God created human being in pairs and created humans out of those predecessors.This is even today the order of the nature and will remain […]
Tinkutudu got up very early in the morning. The sun was yet to rise. It was still dark. Upon seeing his wife and two children in deep sleep, he set out with his bicycle to the nearest canal where he saw many Ganesh idols being immersed the previous night.Tinku is a santhali from Mayurbhanj who […]
In a historic development in Catholic Church in India, Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal has been arrested allegedly for raping a nun. He was arrested after a three day long drilling by Kerala police in Kochi. In an unprecedented protest nuns came out on the street demanding the arrest of the Bishop. The arrest comes after […]
News reports of “starvation deaths” have been coming in a steady trickle over the past few years. One particularly tragic episode was that of eleven-year old Santoshi Kumari in Jharkhand. She died one year ago, on 28 September, begging her mother for rice as she slipped into unconsciousness. It was later learnt that her family […]
Mais de trinta participantes de diferentes países da América Latina irão se encontrar na cidade de Antigua, Guatemala para uma consulta regional sobre os temas da paz e da segurança humanitária na América Latina.
“A unidade cristã é uma dimensão intrínseca da graça de Deus conosco. Ela pertence a nossa fé, pois também a confessamos nos credos da igreja antiga. Pertencer a Cristo significa pertencer ao corpo de Cristo, a Igreja", afirmou o secretário geral do CMI, Olav Fykse Tveit, enquanto se referia ao processo de convênio que envolve […]
Líderes representantes de 90% dos 2 bilhões de cristãos do mundo emitiram uma apelo aos 194 governos que estão, atualmente, negociando o primeiro Tratado de Comércio de Armas que mantenham a questão da munição no texto do documento a ser aprovado.
O Patriarca Ecumênico Bartolomeu I de Constantinopla e o secretário geral do Conselho Mundial de Igrejas (CMI), Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, expressaram sua preocupação com a sustentabilidade futura da Terra e esperam compromissos mais significativos ligados à justiça climática na Rio +20.
Com a participação de pessoas vindas de várias regiões do mundo, o Conselho Mundial de Igrejas (CMI) realizou uma consulta sobre a auto-compreensão cristã no contexto das tradições espirituais indígenas. O encontro foi organizado pelo programa de diálogo e cooperação inter-religiosa do CMI em colaboração com o Conselho Latino-Americano de Igrejas (CLAI) e da Federação […]
Palestine Update 173 Opinion Israel actions invite increasing wrath of international community Israel has the tendency to play the eternal victim card. It still invokes the ‘holocaust’ and its horrific memories to hold the perpetrators in guilt. It translates that guilt into support in all possible ways- aid, preferential trade agreements, and the isolation of […]
Palestine Update Nr. 171 – 4. Sept. 2018 – firstname.lastname@example.org „Wir wollen euch nicht fallen lassen – Eure Würde ist unbezahlbar“ Meinung „Wir wollen Frieden, wir mögen kein Blut. Aber wir wollen euch eine Frage stellen – wenn es keine Hoffnung gibt, was glaubt ihr, wird passieren?“ In den vergangenen wenigen Monaten ist es Donald […]
Palestine Update Nr. 169, 29. Aug. 2018 Ungleichheiten und Missbilligungen Meinung Die Ungleichheiten nehmen zu während sich die Missbilligungen intensivieren. Donald Trump scheint an seinem politischen Vermächtnis zu schnitzen mit Entscheidungen über Israel und Palästina, die wenige Führer in ihren rechten politischen Ansichten nicht einmal von ferne betrachten würden. Seine Entscheidung über Jerusalem war eine […]
Palestine Update 172 Opinion Blowbacks against the powerful pro-Israel lobbies In the 1950s, the US intelligence community often used the term “blowback” while referring to the unplanned cost of a concealed maneuver that ended up damaging one’s own cause. Reports suggest that the escalating campaign by the Israel lobby in the UK against Jeremy Corbyn, […]
Palestine Update 171 Opinion “We will not fail you…Your Dignity is Priceless”. “We want peace; we don’t like blood. But I want to ask you a question — if there is no hope, what do you think will happen?” In the last few months, Donald Trump has managed to mess up history in the way […]
Colombia’s new President Ivan Duque said on Monday that the decision by his predecessor to recognize “Palestine” days before he left office is “irreversible.” Outgoing President Juan Manuel Santos announced on August 3 that he had decided to “recognize Palestine as a free, independent and sovereign state.”Colombia’s new government later said it would review the […]
Israel wants to change the rules of the game entirely. With unconditional support from the Trump Administration, Tel Aviv sees a golden opportunity to redefine what has, for decades, constituted the legal and political foundation for the so-called ‘Palestinian-Israeli conflict.’ Indeed, the new strategy has, so far, targeted the status of East Jerusalem as an […]
A Jordanian government spokeswoman Jumana Ghanimat stated Monday that “a confederation between Jordan and Palestine is not open for discussion. Jordan’s position is firm and clear regarding the Palestinian issue—a two-state solution and the establishment of a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders,” she said. Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas claimed that the proposal was […]
Ariel University in occupied Palestine is the wrong venue for an international conference on cosmology and particle physics, a group of science experts said Friday in a letter rejecting whitewashing of Israeli colonial activities in Palestine. In an open letter published in the Guardian this weekend, 15 of the world’s top academics and science professionals […]
“The EU is committed to secure the continuation and sustainability of the agency’s work which is vital for stability and security in the region,” according to a statement issued by the EU. The EU slammed the United States decision as a ‘regrettable’ decision which leaves a substantial gap in the agency’s funding. “Many others in […]
Sudhir Adhikari, a prominent ecumenical leader in Bangladesh passed away this morning (21 September) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Born in Barisal, Bangladesh in a traditional Baptist Christian family, Sudhir Adhikari was a scientist by profession and worked with the government of Pakistan and Bangladesh for several years. As a devoted lay member of the Bangladesh Baptist […]