Immigrants are the new scapegoats in many modern societies, says a leading Christian figure in the United States. People of faith should be among those seeking a new deal for those displaced and on the move.
The All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), a fellowship of 169 member Churches and Christian Councils in 39 African countries, has issued a strong call for a unified commitment to peace with justice in Darfur.
A coalition of activists from US civic and religious groups concerned about the impact of climate change on the global community, particularly the poorest, are organising a fast on 4 September 2007 to call for concerted action.
The Anglican Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Rev John Pritchard, whose diocese includes rural areas, has promised the support of the church to the farming communities involved in the latest outbreak of foot and mouth disease.
The leader of the Council of Churches in Namibia has expressed concern about environmental problems that could be created if the uranium-rich southern African country accepts an offer by Russia to help build floating nuclear power plants.
The Scottish Episcopal Church has welcomed new Prime Minister Gordon Brown's call for a greater international effort to combat global poverty and his reminder to other world leaders of the promises made on development in 2000.
Anti-gambling and addiction agencies have welcomed the news that gambling firms that do not meet UK regulatory standards will be banned from advertising in the UK. They are also calling for international agreements.
The highest legislative assembly of the 4.8 million member Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has declared its opposition to "any escalation of the war" in Iraq and called upon the US government to work for a just-peace.
The joint Parliamentary (Commons and Lords) Human Rights Committee has agreed with civic and church campaigners for migrants rights that changes to the Highly Skilled Migrants Programme in 2006 breached human rights.
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), the North American development and peace agency, is working with local partners to provide a 10-day supply of food for 5,050 families caught up in the post-flood crisis in Bangladesh.