Episcopal bishops in the USA say attempts to impose a parallel leadership on them and to make them exclude gay people are against Gospel and Reformation principles. They have asked to meet the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Grass roots Catholic movements have signed a common document urging a new direction for the European Union based not on an obsession with recognising its religious history, but on a new vision of justice.
Several hundred Christians gathered outside Parliament carrying banners with slogans like: "Gay Aim = Abolish the Family" - despite warnings from other evangelicals that they were reinforcing the idea that all Christians are homophobic. Other campaigners have been accused of scare tactics.