On a visit to the German Federal Defence Ministry in Berlin, members of a delegation from the World Council of Churches have posed tough questions about German arms sales and about the efficacy of war as a tool of policy.
Bishop Munib Younan of the Evangelical Lutheran Church has said Christians need a stronger voice in Jerusalem in order to prevent tensions spreading there, and that Muslims and Christians should work together on ecology issues.
Nonviolence doesn't always seem to work - but neither does military might. That was Professor Norman Kember's response to questions at the annual Global Student Forum (GSF) for sixth formers attended by a Government minister and where conflict resolution was a major theme.
The World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev Dr Samuel Kobia has urged South Korean President Lee Myung-bak to "take urgent measures to strengthen inter-Korean relationships without any pre-conditions".
Pope Benedict XVI has chosen "Combating poverty. Building peace" as the key theme for his Message for the 42nd World Day of Peace, due to be celebrated on 1 January 2009, the Vatican announced in a communique issued today.