For the first time, a general secretary of the World Council of Churches has taken part with a pope in a Rome service to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which ended last week, recalling the centenary of this initiative born in the United States in 1908.
Some Christian groups in Scotland are anxious about druids, wiccans and other traditional religionists from across the UK gathering in a small north-east community this summer, reports the Scotsman newspaper.
Roman Catholic leaders in Britain and in Poland have publicly disagreed over how best to provide pastoral care for large numbers of Polish migrants who are currently living and working in the United Kingdom.
United Sikhs, a UN affiliated international advocacy NGO, joined other civil rights organizations over the weekend in asking Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to discuss the Sikh turban issue in France with President Sarkozy.
Tory leader David Cameron has refused to condemn parents who pretend that they have Christian beliefs in order to win places in church schools. His comments came in an interview for the Times newspaper.
Outdated language used to justify corporal punishment of children is set to be removed from new translations of the Bible in Norway. Church leaders have given the green light to the proposal, put forward by the Norwegian Ombudsman for Children
An educational institution in southern Africa is hosting a major theological consultation on HIV prevention called by the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (EAA), based in Geneva. Participants are expected from across the globe.
The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (LGCM) has compiled a dossier highlighting and criticising the record of one of the UK's newly appointed equality commissioners, Evangelical Alliance director Joel Edwards.
Pope Benedict XVI and the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) have announced they will meet in Rome on Friday 25 January 2008, at the centennial of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.