Churches and society at large need to offer reparation to descendants of those enslaved, tortured and murdered by the transatlantic slave trade, says an international conference sponsored by three major ecumenical organizations.
An ecumenical Christian commemoration of the millions of Africans who died in the barbaric cruelty of the transatlantic slave trade is also highlighting the continuing oppression of their descendants around the world.
Christians from many denominations joined protest rallies in more than 50 cities around the world this weekend, calling on world leaders at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bali to effectively tackle the threat of global warming.
As churches throughout the world absorb the significance of the recent ground-breaking Global Christian Forum, the World Council of Churches (WCC) has made a new appointment to a post aimed at promoting dialogue on key issues.
A global gathering bringing together representatives of all the world's main Christian traditions - Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Anglican, Evangelical, and Pentecostal - has opened in Kenya with leaders saying they want new ways of working together.
A unique gathering of high level church leaders starting on Tuesday 6 November 2007 near Nairobi, Kenya, features the broadest range of Christian traditions ever represented at a global meeting, says its organisers.
The question of when the pursuit of economic well being turns into greed is one of the key issues to be discussed at a 5-9 November inter-Christian consultation in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, looking at poverty, wealth and ecology.
Pope Benedict yesterday received the first Mennonite World Conference delegation ever to come to Rome, following the Anabaptists' split from the Catholic Church in the 16th century. He especially commended their their long standing witness to peace.