Both religious believers and human rights campaigners are furious that a senior Vatican spokesperson is encouraging Catholics to withdraw support from Amnesty International because it supports the decriminalization of abortion for women facing violence.
Senior US Christian leaders are pressing the Bush administration and Congress to end current bans on travel to Cuba, calling on both the Houses of Representatives and Senate to support bipartisan legislation in favour of cultural and religious freedom.
The Church of England faces an "uphill battle" if it pursues legal action against Sony over images of Manchester Cathedral in a wargame, says a lawyer. The Church is being called on to promote peacemaking instead.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told Germany's biggest Protestant gathering that the results of her meeting with leaders from the G8 industrial nations marked a "step forward" - though much remains to be done.
A Catholic church in Aberdeen facing closure will now remain open, thanks to community appeals and an influx of new parishioners from Poland. The Church is increasingly reliant on new migrant workers.
Billions of dollars are flooding out of Africa through ilicit means which have little to do with internal corruption, and which dwarf efforts at development assistance, says leading churches' agency Christian Aid.
Both churches and human rights groups are calling for the scrapping of Pakistan's blasphemy laws following the handing down of a death sentence and other sanctions against Christians in the Muslim-majority country.
While environment and development groups are generally dissatisfied with the outcome of the G8 summit this week, the pledge to launch climate negotiations in Bali in December 2007 and complete them in 2009 has been welcomed by Christian Aid.
Civil rights group Liberty is furious that the Association of Chief Police Officers appears to have undermined a Council of Europe statement on Britain's involvement in CIA 'torture flights'. It wants a proper investigation.