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China's recently-released National Human Rights Action Plan has been generally welcomed by human rights groups, while they have highlighted some weaknesses and urged further change.
While Protestant, Anglican and Catholic Christians have just finished celebrating the major Easter festival and are looking towards Pentecost, for some the season is still heading towards its Sunday climax.
Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew had a private meeting with US President Barack Obama in the run up to Easter, touching on environmental concerns and issues about the future of Turkey.
To mark Earth Day on 22 April, free copies of The Green Bible are being sent to seminary professors and administrators by the National Council of Churches USA Eco-Justice Programmes and its publisher.
A South African Methodist bishop who shelters Zimbabwean refugees from Mugabe's brutal regime and has been a long-standing advocate of social justice now gets death threats
Remembering the earthquake that devastated the Italian town of L'Aquila in the Abruzzi region, US Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori marked Easter Day in Florence.
Africa could find a dependable partner in China, if Europe does not change the way it relates to the continent, a Kenyan Anglican and World Council of Churches leader has said.
The Sri Lankan government has agreed to a two-day suspension of offensives against Tamil Tiger rebels to enable tens of thousands of trapped civilians to leave the war zone.
Three human rights organizations have urged the US government and Congress to investigate and act on the continued, disturbing violations of human rights in West Papua.
People at post offices, federal buildings, and public squares in the USA, including last minute taxpayers, will be met with signs demanding “Taxes for Peace Not War” on Wednesday 15 April.
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