The World Council of Churches (WCC) is giving its backing to a resolution on rational use of medicines to be considered by the 60th World Health Assembly taking place in Geneva, Switzerlkand, from 14-23 May 2007.
David Ford says that slavery is still very much alive, and that the systems and ideas that underpin it also challenge the church's deep collusion with racism - and its unwillingness to be grasped by the Gospel.
The Pope has attacked Marxism as well as unfettered capitalism on his visit to Brazil. But the ghost of Marx has positive as well as negative connotations for Christians and social justice campaigners concerned with inequity.
Book-lovers in Edinburgh have been contemplating everything from Aesop's Fables to Judge Dredd - and they have raised volumes for Christian Aid's anti-poverty struggle, as well as adding volumes to their shelves.
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.