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A Global Ecumenical Conference on Justice for Dalits is taking place from 21 to 24 March 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand, at the joint initiative of the World Council and the Lutheran World Federation.
Amnesty International says 1,000 people in Gambia have been kidnapped from their villages by 'witch doctors', taken to secret detention centres and forced to drink hallucinogenic concoctions.
Hungarian church leaders have warned that their country faces violence and breakdown in the face of unemployment and dislocation brought by the current financial meltdown.
Catholic Bishop William F Murphy has written to New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson to urge him to sign a repeal of the death penalty recently adopted by the New Mexico legislature.
The Vatican has amended comments made about condoms by the Pope, but the change in tone is unlikely to stem critics who say his anti-contraception stance is damaging the fight against HIV-AIDS.
As the conflict deepens in his country, the leader of the largest Protestant church in Madagascar has issued a repeated radio appeal to Christian soldiers in the military not to kill.
The head of the largest Protestant church in Madagascar has apparently been released after detention by unspecified military personnel following the resignation of President Marc Ravalomanana.
A Swedish court has sentenced two Christian peacemakers to four months in prison. It comes after they broke into a Swedish factory last Autumn and disarmed lethal weapons.
A Nigerian banker has launched a radio station that propagates morals, ethics and godliness as the basic principles for nation building in a country that forbids outright religious broadcasting.
Eighty-one high school students from Mennonite schools in Paraguay are training to be “peace servants” at Paraguay 2009, the Mennonite World Conference assembly in July.
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