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An international churches' consultation has appealed to the government of Sri Lanka and the rebel Tigers to halt fighting in order to free tens of thousands of civilians trapped in a war zone.
At a time of upheaval in Cuba's ruling elite, and with pressure mounting to break the impasse in relations with the United States, the Catholic Church on the island is urging a "national dialogue".
The human rights situation in West Papua continues to deteriorate seriously in the run-up to Indonesia’s general election, says the Australian-based Institute for Papuan Advocacy & Human Rights.
South African Cardinal Wilfrid Napier has criticised the National Prosecution Authority for dropping graft, money-laundering and racketeering charges against ANC president Jacob Zuma.
Amnesty International has called on Israeli and Palestinian officials cooperate with the UN's fact-finding mission looking into abuses committed during the conflict in Gaza and southern Israel.
Christians, Jews, Muslims and others came together for a prayer vigil on 4 April at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Binghamton, New York, following a tragic neighbourhood massacre that took 13 lives.
A US Episcopal priest who has been banned from practising as a cleric for claiming loyalty to both Christianity and Islam says she still believes it is possible to have dual religious loyalties.
US President Barack Obama has used his visit to Turkey to emphasise that the US is not and will never be involved in a 'war on Islam', and that he wants cooperation not conflict between civilisations.
Colombia's Mennonite churches are calling on congregations in Canada and the United States to join together in a unified cry for justice, peace and healing in the war-torn South American country.
Bishop Gene Robinson says that religion has been the biggest obstacle to full equality and dignity - but it can also make the biggest contribution to transforming the situation.
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