The United States congress has linked federal minimum wage legislation to the bill for the Iraq war - and a number of faith and labour leaders are upset about it, including the head of the ecumenical council.
Up to a third of UK Christians feel they face discrimination and an MP urges them to ‘fight’. But a persecution mentality is a bad idea, others suggest. And Christians are also accused of discrimination in the public square.
Archbishops Rowan Williams and John Sentamu have taken their message about slavery to YouTube. But are events to mark abolition of the transatlantic trade ignoring the key role of black people in its demise?