Christian Peacemaker Teams UK, the London Catholic Worker, the Oxford Catholic Worker and Voices UK are organising a peace walk through London on Sunday 7 October 2007 to mark the sixth anniversary of the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan.
In a gesture of support toward the families of the Korean hostages being held by the Taliban in Afghanistan, the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and a Methodist minister from Kenya, visited them yesterday while on a trip to Korea.
As two hostages are released today, the general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), the Rev Dr Ishmael Noko, calls on the international community to South Korea in its efforts to secure the safe release of the remaining hostages still held by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
An leading Indian church worker, who recently returned from a visit to Afghanistan, says that the expatriate Christian community there need to present a "more inclusive Jesus" in the war-ravaged nation.
The World Council of Churches has denounced the killing of a second Korean Christian hostage in Afghanistan, while Korean Presbyterians have called on the US and Afghanistan to negotiate the freeing of the hostages with the Taliban.
The killing of a second Korean Christian hostage in Afghanistan has led the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea (PROK) to make an urgent call for prayer among the world's different Christian communities.
The National Council of Churches in Korea has said that all "missionary activity in Afghanistan, where abductions and dangers to life continue, must be stopped," says the Japanese online edition of JoongAng Daily.