To cheers at Tate Liverpool gallery, 48-year-old artist Mark Wallinger won the 2007 Turner Prize, the world's premier art award, and dedicated his win to campaigner Brian Haw, whose anti-Iraq war protest shaped his work 'State Britain'.
Face to face with violence and death, churches in the Philippines are helping to build peace in a country where armed conflict continues to rage, says Maurice Melanes. Christian-Muslim cooperation is an important part of the alternative agenda.
Church leaders in the Middle East region and across the world are giving a cautious but hopeful initial response to the proposals coming out of the Annapolis summit in Maryland, USA, concerning sustainable peace in Israel and Palestine.
As the humanitarian and military crisis continues in Iraq, European Catholic bishops have issued an appeal to governments to permit more refugees from the country to live in the region - against the backdrop of growing refusals.
Good faith, multilateral participation and adherence to the rule of law are essential if the Annapolis Middle East Conference starting today is to be a success, World Council of Churches' chief Dr Samuel Kobia has written to the key participants.
A delegation of religious leaders mainly from the Horn of Africa, who have visited strife-torn Somalia, have stressed that a solution to the crisis there lies within the country and not outside. The Pope has also called for peace.
Dr Rowan Williams has found himself at the centre of a row, following remarks to a Muslim magazine, after a Sunday newspaper construed it as an all-out attack on the US and neocon hard-liner John Bolton attacked him on the BBC.
Pope Benedict gave his support and prayers to a major peace conference that will gather in Annapolis, Maryland, USA, tomorrow, seeking steps toward a sustainable solution to the conflict between Israel and Palestine.
Salaam Bethlehem is touring in the UK throughout the season of Advent with performances until 22 December 2007. This is the story of a production which highlights the situation of a famous city and today's Palestinian Christians and Muslims.