Leaders of 20 national American religious organizations are continuing to press the US Congress this month (June 2007), urging expanded funding for the State Children's Health Insurance Programme (SCHIP).
With global attention focussing on news of BBC journalist Alan Johnston's release from captivity in Gaza, a leading church agency says it is time to end the isolation of the Palestinian authority if peace is to be possible.
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and the Evangelical Churches Fellowship of Ethiopia have brought together 40 community leaders – Muslims, Ethiopian Orthodox and Evangelical Christians – affected by the country's violence.
The Church of England has given cautious acceptance to the proposal to produce cytoplasmic hybrid embryos for research into the alleviation of serious diseases - but is concerned about the implications for fatherhood.
Human Rights Watch has won a triennial award from Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC), an international fellowship of Christian churches with an affirming ministry to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
In an unusual diplomatic move, Methodist Bishop Eugenio Poma, an indigenous Aymara Indian from Bolivia, has become his country's ambassador to Denmark. Poma also used to work for the World Council of Churches.
Pope Benedict XVI has encouraged a group of experts to search for heart treatments using adult stem cells, saying scientific experimetation should be encouraged, provided it is not to detriment to other human beings.
CAFOD is urging consumers to email the chief executives of two major UK jewellery retailers to ask them to sign up to 'golden rules' to minimise the harm to communities and the environment done by gold mining.
A Christian coalition in Hong Kong has been formed to lobby with civil rights activists for universal suffrage as the territory prepares to mark its 10th anniversary as a Special Administrative Region of China.