A key group of US faith leaders has come together to press for an end to the war in Iraq. 'From Conquest to Community, from Violence to Reverence,' is the theme of a major interfaith fast that will take place later in 2007.
An easy assumption that religion is less dangerous when it is 'less religious' is wrong, says Simon Barrow. As an article in the International Herald Tribune points out, the path from death to life is found within as well as beyond each tradition.
In order to fight poverty, Africa needs to mobilize similar efforts to those rallied against colonialism, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Dr Samuel Kobia has told Tanzanian church leaders.
A British and Irish inter-church study group has entered the heated debate on migration by devising a set of principles to enable churches to contribute to the discussion. It calls for understanding and support of migrants.
Doing justice to the Palestinian people will bring about security for Israel too, a global church conference has heard. There were appeals to end the illegal occupation of Palestinian land and to combat anti-Semitism too.
Fredrick Nzwili looks at recent global and regional initiatives by the churches to confront the complex political and humanitarian issues underlying current crises around migration - especially in the South.
The general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia, plans to visit member churches and Christian communities in the strife-ridden occupied Palestinian territories and Israel.
Divisions between Black Majority congregations and historic Christian churches are hindering efforts to tackle issues surrounding young black people's over representation in the criminal justice system, says a churches' forum.
The British Humanist Association has welcomed parts of the report published by the Commission on Integration and Cohesion, but has warned against religious divisions in public welfare and education provision.