California’s leading gay rights organisation is launching an ad campaign to promote acceptance of gay marriage, and is also forming a coalition of 1,000 clergy to help change negative religious attitudes towards same-sex unions.
Pope Benedict XVI has met privately with a delegation of Canadian native people to express his sorrow for the abuse suffered by indigenous children in Canadian residential schools. The meeting took place at the end of last week.
The Methodist Church has circulated guidance among church leaders in the event of an H1N1 flu pandemic in the UK. Anglican, Catholic, Free Church and independent church leaders are asking people not to overreact to the media hype.
More than 200 young people from many faith backgrounds, travelling from Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Tanzania and the United States, gathered this month at the Kenya Youth Peace Summit in Nairobi.
Amnesty International has welcomed news that Marnie Pearce, a British woman jailed in Dubai for adultery, has been released. But it says that the decision to deny her custody of her children must be reversed.
The UK government has been accused of ignoring research evidence on the harmful effects of gambling, as parliament agrees to double the amount of money that can be staked and won on fruit machines in pubs and amusement arcades.