In the comfort of a simple Swedish meeting room, 25 Christian and Muslim women have been meeting to talk about how religion, which is often blamed for conflict and violence, can also move people toward peace and cooperation.
The woman heading up the Young Anabaptist Mennonite Exchange Network, which enables members of churches in different parts of the world to meet together, believes such exchanges are vital to a shared global future.
As the world is rocked by financial and other crises, the World Council of Churches (WCC) executive committee will meet in Lübeck, Germany on 23-26 September 2008 to look at responses from faith communities.
A global conference on the concept of "Promised Land" that aired different theological approaches to this key issue in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has given church leaders and theologians new views to take home to their churches.
A leading biological scientist, and the prestigious Royal Society he works for, has said that his comments on creationism and the classroom have been misrepresented - and that it is opposed to creationism being taught as science.
The British Humanist Association has issued legal proceedings against the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority over their decision not to allow the study of Humanism in a Religious Studies GCSE in the same way as religions are studied.
The Archbishop of York has called on the Government to give fuller recognition to the work carried out by faith groups in delivering social services and has dismissed those concerned about equalities and other issues.