A student Christian leader Zimbabwe has urged the international community to intervene, following the decision of opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai to withdraw from the presidential runoff, citing escalating violence against supporters.
Not all wars and conflicts make the pages of newspapers, nor are all peace agreements the result of the high diplomacy of the United Nations, and that certainly includes those now being reconciled in the jungles of Papua New Guinea.
Church leaders are to call on the Ministry of Defence to support the struggling farming industry by buying British food for its soldiers, rather than cheaper, intensively farmed, foreign food, following a debate held this weekend at Ripon Cathedral.
In a joint letter, twelve British church leaders have called on the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to "redouble" its efforts to ensure fair elections in Zimbabwe, where people are due to vote on 27 June.
Why Prince William should carve out a new role for himself as peacemaker. As the recent focus on the growing death toll in Afghanistan brings into sharp relief, the best way to honour those affected by the disfigurement, maiming and killing which accompanies all wars, is not to glamorise those who do it.
A Christian peace activist who spent 188 days as a hostage in Iraq has been jailed, assaulted and forcibly deported from Israel. Harmeet Sooden, a peace activist from New Zealand, was deported after four days imprisonment.