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Bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America have joined African religious leaders in publicly undergoing testing to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS and combat its stigma.
Church World Service says that Cambodians have been significantly reducing incidences of typhoid and diarrhoea by drinking water filtered through bio-sand water filter devices in the home or office.
The pope has acknowledged "mistakes" in the way the Vatican lifted the excommunication of four bishops from a breakaway group, including a prelate who had denied that Jews died in Nazi gas chambers.
Heightened political tension and economic turmoil are causing great concern for the Catholic bishops in Zambia who have issued a pastoral letter entitled, "A Call for Integrity".
A church-sponsored pilot project to provide a basic income to residents of a Namibian village has increased school attendance and employment while decreasing the poverty-related crime rate.
The United Church of Christ in the USA will observe its first Immigrant Rights Sunday on 3 May, to highlight vital issues of justice and hospitality for people facing discrimination and exclusion.
The Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice and Healing has called on the US administration to end federal funding for abstinence-only programmess and commit to comprehensive sexuality education.
Religious and value-based organizations from five continents have agreed to form a coalition for the UN Decade for Inter-religious and Intercultural Dialogue, Understanding, and Cooperation for Peace.
Women in the Reformed churches of Switzerland are honouring two Kenyan theologians whose work is aimed at overcoming barriers to the ordination of women in the Reformed Church of East Africa.
Relations between Christians and the government in Mozambique have improved in the country since the independence struggle, when the church was often seen or portrayed as reactionary.
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