Only a small number of the refugees arrested in a controversial police raid on Central Methodist Mission in Johannesburg, South Africa, remain in jail, according to the bishop there. Appeals went to Desmond Tutu for help.
National ecumenical charity Church Action on Poverty is urging people to take on the life of someone who has been refused asylum, for a week during Lent, in order to understand what it is like to be in their shoes.
Supporters of Zimbabwe's ruling party an President Robert Mugabe blockaded Harare's Anglican Cathedral today, in order to stop the investiture of the elected successor to a schismatic bishop notorious for his backing of the regime.
A leading US Baptist has called on Christians to address the international crisis of women and girls who are being trafficked into prostitution, highlighting the social and economic conditions that breed the trade.
Churches, faith groups, racial justice campaigners and civic and community organisations need to work together more determinedly in the face of continuing serious failures in mental health provision, says Black Mental Health UK.
Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams, in an interview marking the 5th anniversary of his enthronement, has expressed concern about 24-hour drinking as the "tip of the iceberg" in a culture of alcohol abuse in Britain.