Members of Parliament and other public figures will meet with the Anglican Archbishop of Sudan this afternoon (11 January 2010), at a meeting to discuss peace, war, faith and the future of his troubled country.
With temperatures unlikely to rise much above freezing, the plight of the country's thousands of homeless people has been highlighted by charity workers, who are urging local authorities to step up relief efforts.
This weekend, Church of Scotland congregations around the world are highlighting the global HIV and AIDS pandemic in their morning services and encouraging people to support practical action at grassroots level.
Bullying of clergy is a major problem in churches across the UK, according to Unite, Britain's biggest trade union. They are calling for a change in the law to give ministers of religion the same employment rights as other workers.
Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has been strongly criticised for backing an attempt by anti-immigration campaigners to turn migration into a confrontational election issue, and for appearing to want migrants who accept 'Christian values' to have priority.
Councillors in Newbury have given their official backing to plans to make a local church the first 'carbon neutral' place of worship in England. St George’s Church aims to make its carbon footprint zero by the end of 2011.
The Requiem Mass for northern Ireland's Cardinal Cahal Daly takes place today (5 January 2010) at 12.00 noon, followed by his burial in Cathedral grounds. The Cardinal, who has died aged 92, has been praised as a champion of peace and justice.