The Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service, an unofficial body that works with churches across the denominations, has published new guidance and urged Christian communities to "raise the bar" in their protection work.
Dismay and concern have been expressed by church leaders following election gains by British National Party - with the churches being challenged to combat the narrow nationalist and "Christian nation" rhetoric the far-right is using.
A new poll has found that 57% of the public think that "state funded schools that select students by their religion undermine community cohesion", and large majorities want top see a change of policy on admissions, employment and discrimination
Churches and communities were encouraged to become involved in the struggle to combat deadly gang culture at a conference organised by the Baptist Union of Great Britain and Street Pastors in central London on 4 July.
With Environment Sunday approaching on 7 June, Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has issued an appeal to churches to pray and act for the environment ahead of key United Nations talks on climate change.
Gay Catholics have welcomed the decisions of the Charity Commissioners and the Charities Tribunal to refuse three Catholic adoption agencies permission to change their charitable objects in order to be able to refuse gay couples.
Church and community leaders across Britain have stressed the importance of voting to stop racist and extremist candidates in today's European and local elections. Polling stations are open between 7am and 10pm.
On the eve of the European Elections in Wales and across Britain, Welsh religious leaders were urging people to get involved in the poll - and to ensure that they use their vote to help build an open and fair society.
News that the UK government has licensed multi-million pound arms deals with the Sri Lankan government has triggered outrage amongst campaigners and MPs, and raises the need for sea-change in public policy on the arms trade.
Members of a range of religious traditions - Christian, Buddhist, Jewish, Hindu and Muslim - have issued a joint public call to end religion-based discrimination on admissions and employment in Britain's schools.