A television documentary following British church leaders on a recent pre-Christmas 'pilgrimage of peace' to the Israel Palestine ‚Ä' and particularly Bethlehem, traditionally held to be the birthplace of Jesus ‚Ä' is due to be screened this weekend.
The recent peaceful election in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is just the first step in uniting a country ravaged by decades of war and dictatorship - writes Alain Kabeya N'tumba, advocacy officer for the Kinshasa office of CAFOD, the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development.
For the first time ever, the spiritual heads of Scotland's Catholics and its largest Protestant church have joined together to make a New Year appeal for peace and social harmony - recalling the sordid history of religiously justified sectarianism in Scotland as the backdrop to their pledge.
Welsh Labour MP Ann Clwyd, a long-term campaigner for human rights in Iraq, has said that Dr Rowan Williams did not do enough to get Saddam Hussein indicted for mass murder before the invasion of Iraq in 2003 ‚Ä' when he was Archbishop of Wales.
Pope Benedict XVI, leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, has highlighted the links between human rights and human reconciliation in his 2007 New Year message, delivered at St Peter's Rome.
The auxiliary bishop of the Chaldeans in Baghdad, Shlemon Warduni, has called on fellow-believers to ‚Äúcontinue to pray for peace across the world and today especially in Iraq‚Äù following the execution of former dictator Saddam Hussein at 6.10am today.
Following the execution of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein earlier this morning(30 December 2006), the general secretary of the World Council of Churches issued a statement asking God to grant the nation of Iraq "the mercy, justice and compassion that it has long been denied" and "an end to fear and death that marked Saddam Hussein's rule and that continue now".
Leaders of Iraq's various communities living in exile have expressed continuing concerns over the possibility of more sectarian violence following the execution of former dictator Saddam Hussein, says Journal Chretien in France
A delegation of Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious leaders met with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at the State Department today to support positive American engagement in achieving a bipartisan peace agreement in the Middle East.
Two Beirut-based writers and activists have been awarded the 2006 Pax Christi International Peace Prize for their efforts to promote justice and reconciliation in the Middle East and around the world - reports the Daily Star newspaper in Beirut, Lebanon.