A leading Hindu organisation has suggested that calls for open funeral pyres at British crematoria are primarily cultural rather than religious, but sensitivity to different funeral sensistivities is needed.
The widespread availability of deadly weapons links the Virginia Tech killings to 'wanton violence' elsewhere in the world, says World Council of Churches chief Samuel Kobia. He wants proper gun controls.
The Archbishop of York is to hold a prayer vigil today (Tuesday) for BBC journalist Alan Johnston, missing in Gaza. Christians and others are also remembering the many other captives in Iraq and Israel.