Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has led pleas for repentance, reconciliation and forgiveness following outbreaks of xenophobic attacks by some South Africans on refugees coming from Zimbabwe and elsewhere in Africa.
The Vatican and Mennonite World Conference representatives who met in Rome in October 2007 to prepare theological reflections on peacemaking have made available the full statement and background material.
Peace groups and religious bodies have offered a cautious welcome for a voluntary United Nations agreement on small arms that they hope will be a step towards curbing the dangerous trade in illicit weapons.
US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is today making an unprecedented campaign pitch in Berlin, Germany, and has drawn an enthusiastic crowd of 100,000. But how will this go down in the USA?
The Rev Joaquina Filipe Nhanala was elected on 23 July as the first female United Methodist bishop in Africa. From 1 September, she succeeds Bishop João Somane Machado, retired leader of the Mozambique area.
The Anglican bishop of Harare has warned leaders of Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change to be wary of President Robert Mugabe intentions following the signing of an agreement to open power-sharing talks between the two main parties.
The dramatic rise over the past twelve months in global food prices poses a threat to the very poorest and to humanity as a whole, says a new specialist report from the UN - which is seeking to coordinate global action.
Though women are primarily involved as advisers, spouses and fringe participants at the male-dominated Lambeth Conference this year, in future the number of women bishops will grow and one might well be presiding Archbishop.