Roundup: Climate change, Papua, human trafficking, Marie Colvin, media prize

Roundup: Climate change, Papua, human trafficking, Marie Colvin, media prize

A human rights approach to climate change

Many of the countries that have contributed the least to greenhouse gas emissions will be the worst affected by global warming, a “climate injustice” that highlights the link to human rights, experts have told a gathering in Geneva.

WCC expresses concern over human right violations in Tanah Papua

The World Council of Churches Executive Committee has issued a statement expressing concern over the escalation of violence in Tanah Papua, Indonesia. They urged the Indonesian authorities to stop the killings of civilians at the hands of armed forces and protect the rights of Papuan people.

WCC issues statement on human trafficking in Sinai desert

The World Council of Churches Executive Committee issued a statement expressing concern over the disappearance of asylum seekers from the Horn of Africa and northern Africa, falling prey to human traffickers in the Sinai desert while crossing borders between Egypt and Israel.

Marie Colvin, truth and remembrance

She believed that her job was to open our eyes to the reality of war.

German Media Prize

The World Council of Churches has congratulated Palestinian Lutheran pastor the Rev. Dr Mitri Raheb on receiving the 2011 “Deutscher Medienpreis” (German Media Prize). The award recognises his individual work and Palestinian churches’ efforts for peace.

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