A senior US church public policy advocate has urged a House committee to increase funding for international adaptation assistance for poor countries in the recently introduced American Clean Energy and Security Act.
An approach called 'simultaneous policy', which offers a fast-track to addressing global problems such as climate change, has succeeded in attracting broad cross-party support in the European parliamentary elections.
Change is in the air as churches in many parts of the world hold a "World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel" that began on 4 June 2009, say organisers and participants. New voices are advocating steps toward peace.
The Anglican Bishop of Kurunagala in Sri Lanka, the Rt Revd Kumara lllangasinghe, has written to Anglican churches throughout the world to appeal for crisis aid for refugee casualties following the bloody end to the war there.
A conference seeking to consolidate the legacy of the World Council of Churches' historic anti-racism efforts will take place from 14-17 June in Doorn near Utrecht in the Netherlands. The task is still a vital one.
It is important to remember that "many people in Israel belong to the peace movement", a group that should not be forgotten, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu has said, encouraging moves toward a just peace.
A broad coalition of church groups has sent a message of support for President Obama’s efforts at reaching out to Muslims across the world and towards making Israeli-Palestinian peace a top priority of his administration.