Christian students who held a public meeting in Harare to discuss the "Prospects of a Free and Fair Election in Zimbabwe" have resolved that such prospects do not exist in their country, which they say has repressive laws.
As Christians who come from a privileged part of the world, our convictions should compel us to listen to the voices of our Palestinian brothers and sisters, voices too often silenced, says Timothy Seidel, reflecting on who is 'in' and 'out' and why.
The Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops' Conference has said it does not know why Pius Ncube, who is facing adultery charges in his country's courts an arch-critic of President Robert Mugabe, has resigned as archbishop of the Bulawayo diocese.
Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has renewed the church's call for "immigration policies which respect the rights and gifts of those among us, now living in fear, whose contributions to our communities and economy are so valued."
Protests from secular and teaching groups have met an announcement by the government that many more faith-based schools are to be brought into the state-funded sector with a pledge to remove "unnecessary barriers" to religious groups.
Members of the United Nations community were welcomed to the Episcopal Church Center in Washington DC, USA, for a special September 11 evening prayer service co-sponsored by the Office of the Anglican Observer at the UN.
Christians in Europe have been urged to support human rights and religious freedom in Belarus, which is ruled by President Alexander Lukashenko, who some rights groups have described as one of the last hardline dictators in eastern Europe.
The Bush administration has come out against the idea of equal access to Internet communications. The US Justice Department says ISPs should be able to charge a fee for “priority web traffic” – critics say this opens the door to a two-tier system divided between rich and poor.