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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.
The G20 is not facing up to the causes of the global debt crisis and its impact on the poorest, says a leading NGO working on debt issues.
The G20 'Outlook for Development' paper from St Petersburg is "disappointing" overall, says Catholic development agency CAFOD.
G20 leaders’ decisions on tax and financial transparency are welcome but they do little or nothing for poor countries, says Christian Aid.