Kenyan religious leaders are backing demands by civil society groups that those standing in parliamentary elections scheduled for 2007 should commit themselves to salary reductions, accountability and transparency.
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil's has said that his country will bypass the commercial patent on a crucial anti-AIDS drug manufactured by Merck, the US pharmaceutical giant, in order to ensure that those who desperately need treatment can get a cheaper, generic Indian-made version.
Rich countries like the UK have to redouble their efforts to reduce greenhouse emissions and must aim to make cuts of at least 80 per cent by 2050, says Christian Aid, responding to the latest UN global warming report.
Global politicians need new resolve to pressure the Sudanese government to end the Darfur tragedy. Trade is one of the levers they can use, says Christian Aid's regional manager. A peace deal must address underlying causes of conflict.
Concerned stockholders have a chance to pressure the Sudanese gvernment to stop the killing in Darfur through responsible economic action, argues the general secretary of the National Council of Churches USA.
Religious communities can and do make a positive contribution to peace and justice in Africa, say diplomatic representatives meeting with Nordic church leaders at an interfaith meeting on women's development priorities.