The lessons of a 16th century theologian born in France speak directly to a post-modern world hungry for peaceful and united communities according to the president of a global network of Protestant churches.
Worldwide vigils have been held for Troy Davis, a death row prisoner in Georgia, USA, who is believed to be innocent, and is still trying to get a court to hear evidence collected since his original trial 18 years ago, which could prove his innocence.
The Sri Lankan government says that more than 6,200 security personnel were killed and almost 30,000 wounded in the final three years of the war with the Tamil Tigers. Independent analysts say many thousands of Tamils have died as well.
A Christian minister from the USA has travelled to Iraq as part of a small group visit to highlight the need for relationship-building as well as political action in addressing issues of peace and justice in the midst of conflict.
Amnesty International's annual report for 2009, which will be launched on Thursday 28 May from London, will highlight, among other global concerns, continuing investigations into human rights abuses in the Russian Federation.
Emad Baghi, a leading Iranian human rights advocate based in Tehran, has been awarded the 2009 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders - a global award highlighting courageous and significant action for social justice.
A leading US church agency has renewed its call for action on urgent health services for the 1.5 million people displaced by ongoing battles between the Pakistan military and Taliban insurgents in the country’s North West region.
The World Association for Christian Communication is calling on religious leaders and communicators to push for urgent and radical action on climate change in the run-up to the international Climate Conference in Copenhagen.
Sri Lankan church leaders say the end of the country's 26-year civil war announced by the government is a signal to address grievances and to ensure citizens from all ethnic and religious groups can feel part of their nation.
The Israeli Tourism Ministry is using its “Experience Israel” advertising campaign to attract tourists to the country. But the ministry has totally wiped Palestine off the map by removing any reference to Palestinian territories, say critics.