Christian Aid has issued ‘Ministerial Survival Kits’ to UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and five of his newly appointed Secretaries of State - in a bid to ensure tackling world poverty is at the top of their agenda.
More people in the world are living in cities than ever before, and this is leading to renewed interest in religion, confounding those who predicted a growth of secularisation, says a new United Nations report.
The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking was arked in Palestine this week with a church-backed conference promoting the benefits of a drug-free lifestyle and exploring support for those affected by drugs.
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.
The National Association of British Arabs has condemned the attack on Glasgow Airport and the car bombs found in London - stressing that secular as well as religious opinion must be taken into account to move beyond war and terror.
An East German Protestant who played a big role in the movement that led to the end of communism and the Berlin Wall in 1989, has warned against the church becoming seduced by the "friendly embrace" of capitalism.
The Archbishop of York pounded an African drum to celebrate the release of the BBC's Alan Johnston from captivity in Gaza today. Now Hamas wants recognition for its Palestinian authority. And many non-Westerners remain in prison.
Leaders of 20 national American religious organizations are continuing to press the US Congress this month (June 2007), urging expanded funding for the State Children's Health Insurance Programme (SCHIP).
With global attention focussing on news of BBC journalist Alan Johnston's release from captivity in Gaza, a leading church agency says it is time to end the isolation of the Palestinian authority if peace is to be possible.
After the foiled bomb plots in London on Friday 29 June and the car bomb attack on Glasgow Airport on Saturday 30 June, churches in the effected areas and beyond have been responding with pastoral support.