Tony Blair has launched his long awaited Faith Foundation in New York, saying that he wants religion to be seen as a force for good in the world. It will focus on inter-faith understanding and action to fight poverty and disease.
The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of Cape Town have spoken to Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary General of the United Nations, asking for help for churches in Zimbabwe as well as mediation and monitoring.
The head of Africa's biggest church grouping says he is tormented by a wave of attacks against foreigners in South Africa that have claimed the lives of at least 50 people - denting the reputation of the post-apartheid society.
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has condemned the decision by Burma’s military regime to extend the house arrest of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Her detention was due to expire this week, having spent over 12 of the last 18 years under house arrest.
After police invoked security laws to ban open-air prayer meetings in some parts of the country, a Zimbabwean church group says freedom to worship is being infringed in the weeks before a presidential election run-off in June.