The UK-based Catholic aid and development agency CAFOD has sent out a strong message on the eve of the G8 summit. It wants to see definite anti-poverty action and an 80 per cent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
At a church service in Jerusalem on Sunday, Christian leaders called for an end to 40 years of Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and emphasized the church's commitment to non-violence in the service of peace.
An GFK-NOP opinion poll commissioned by Channel 4 TV news has revealed alarming levels of disaffection among Muslims in Britain – including distrust for the authorities and doubts over the official version of the 7/7 bombings.
After the cancellation of a February 2007 inter-faith meeting becuase of a row about a 2006 church document, Protestnats and Muslims in Germany have renewed their public dialogue again - though tensions remain.
Christian leaders in Jerusalem are calling for worldwide support of the International Church Action for Peace in Palestine and Israel campaign to mark 40 years of Israeli occupation of Arab territories.