The international development agency Christian Aid says the presidential and legislative elections which will be held on 11 August 2007 are a crucial test of whether Sierra Leone has truly turned away from conflict.
The All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), a fellowship of 169 member Churches and Christian Councils in 39 African countries, has issued a strong call for a unified commitment to peace with justice in Darfur.
The leader of the Council of Churches in Namibia has expressed concern about environmental problems that could be created if the uranium-rich southern African country accepts an offer by Russia to help build floating nuclear power plants.
The Scottish Episcopal Church has welcomed new Prime Minister Gordon Brown's call for a greater international effort to combat global poverty and his reminder to other world leaders of the promises made on development in 2000.
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), the North American development and peace agency, is working with local partners to provide a 10-day supply of food for 5,050 families caught up in the post-flood crisis in Bangladesh.
The UK-based international development agency Christian Aid is launching an appeal to help more than 20 million people in India and Bangladesh who have been affected by the worst flooding there in living memory.
Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu and other global church leaders have welcomed a ruling from the Madras High Court in Chennai that dismissed a challenge to the constitutionality of India's patent law from a Swiss pharmaceutical giant.
The World Council of Churches' Ecumenical Institute in the Swiss countryside has been the setting of a major month-long global dialogue on the state of religion in the world - an invitation to honesty, deeper understanding and the renewal of conversation.
The poorest people in India, Nepal and Bangladesh are the chief victims of major monsoon-driven floods across South Asia. And the situation is being made worse by lack of effective international action, local development planners are saying.