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Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has said he will pull out of a Johannesburg conference to fight racism after a "disgraceful" decision by Pretoria to ban the Dalai Lama from attending.
Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has dismissed calls by the National Council of Churches for fresh elections, charging the churches with spreading populist politics that could ruin the country.
An international expert on church unity has urged the Roman Catholic Church to declare officially that its longstanding excommunication of Martin Luther no longer applies.
A petition coordinated by peace organisations, theologians and other concerned individuals is calling on the Pope to visit Gaza and to take a stand for justice and nonviolence in the embattled province.
Tony Blair has met with Christian peacemakers working in the West Bank. Blair was visiting the Palestinian village of At-Tuwani.
Members of the church-backed Ecumenical Water Network are urging that water be affirmed as a "basic human right" by government delegations meeting in Istanbul at the World Water Forum.
The National Council of Churches of Kenya is calling for fresh elections in the east African country due to what it charges is a crisis of leadership and bad governance.
In a setback for Pentagon plans to install a US military radar base in the Czech Republic, the government has withdrawn its proposal to ratify an agreement on the base after loud protests.
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.
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