At a high-profile interfaith dialogue for peace in Naples, Italy, earlier this week, gathered religious and political leaders and intellectuals from five continents committed themselves to tackling the causes of global conflict.
Leaders of the world's biggest grouping of Reformed churches have compared the effects of neoliberal economic globalisation to the transatlantic slave trade, and said that Christians need to combat this modern form of "enslavement".
Former PM Tony Blair is meeting religious leaders confidentially to establish plans for an international inter-faith foundation to promote greater cooperation between the faiths and to work against extremism practiced in the name of religion.
The massive poll win for Poland's liberal-right Civic Platform party, which has ousted Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski's hardline conservatives in the general election, is a defeat for extreme Catholic nationalism, analysts say.
Publicly-funded schools sponsored by the church do not set out to indoctrinate pupils or promote a particular philosophy, says the Archbishop of Canterbury. But critics say they can still discriminate and inhibit social mixing.
Gay Christians have been presented with an award for their work in combating homophobia. The award was given to the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (LGCM) following their support for a controversial advert.