The combined membership in churches of the Lutheran World Federation rose by 141,792 in 2008 to reach a global total just under 68.5 million - but churches in Europe and North America again experienced decline.
Zimbabwe is in a "serious humanitarian crisis" with villagers surviving on wild berries and appealing for food aid that is not coming, the head of Christian Care in the southern African country has charged.
Forty-five days into the Obama Administration in the United States, the general secretary of the National Council of Churches USA is asking for tangible signs that the promised ‘new day’ in immigration policy has arrived.
To mark International Women’s Day 2009, the World Association of Christian Communication (WACC) is calling attention to the opportunities presented to news media to reverse the tide of endemic gender-based violence.
An African official says China and Russia should pullout of the UNl debate on the arrest warrant for Sudan President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, saying the two world powers are suppliers of the very arms causing much of the violence in Sudan.
Peace-building initiatives and housing and education issues will be highlighted when a team of ecumenical representatives from around the world visits churches, ecumenical organizations and civil society movements in Israel and Palestine
Deborah Katina from NGO Yang'at in Kenya, will speak on water as both a life sustainer and a conflict creator at the 13-16 March Ecumenical Advocacy Days gathering of faith-based advocates outside Washington DC.