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A leading neurologist who uses drugs produced by the pharmaceutical firm Lundbeck in his work, has taken legal action to prevent their use in lethal injections.
Troy Davis has been executed by lethal injection despite widespread and significant doubts over the safety of his original conviction.
People of faith in Japan have marked the six-month anniversary of the 11 March 2011 earthquake and tsunami with prayer services across the country.
The memory of 9/11 can be used to liberate ourselves for the creation of a better future, says Jill Segger
British Members of Parliament have joined the European Union and Catholic bishops in calls to stop the execution of Manuel Valle in Florida.
The top United Nations human rights body has called for an immediate end to all violence in Syria and announced an independent international commission of inquiry.
The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches has expressed alarm at the blocking and hindering of food supplies in famine-struck Somalia.
Some 20,000 mourners gathered in Birmingham for the funeral of three young men killed while defending their community from looters last week.
Fifteen leaders of dioceses and national church bodies in Norway have joined in common prayer at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Church of Norway has expressed its deep gratitude towards the international ecumenical fellowship for support after the recent terror attacks.