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The Vatican nuncio to the United Nations has said that a military strike on Syria is unjustified and will create a "humanitarian disaster".
A joint commission of the Church of England and the Methodist Church in Britain wants renewed efforts to fulfil the hope of unity.
The first female General Secretary of the Baptist Union, the fourth largest Christian grouping in the UK, has begun work this week.
Forty American faith leaders have signed a letter to all members of Congress opposing US-led military action against Syria.
Some 300 people from World Methodist Council member Churches will gather in London this week for a World Methodist Council meeting.
Concerns for life, justice and peace need to be heard loud and clear at the World Council of Churches' upcoming assembly, say African women.
A Syrian civil society alliance has opposed US military strikes against the country, saying such action "does not serve the Syrian aspiration for freedom and justice".
Both the United Nations and Russia are independently involved in plans to push the Syrian regime to put chemical weapons under international control.
US-based Evangelicals for Middle East Understanding (EMEU) is urging President Obama to pursue peaceful means to address the Syria crisis.
German intelligence sources suggest President Assad did not authorise the use of chemical weapons against opponents, and may even have sought to block them.