An interfaith delegation’s recent visit to the Middle East could provide “a model and encouragement” for other Christians, Muslims and Jews to work together to promote peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
As the federal government in the USA considers comprehensive reform of the health care system, faith groups, civic organisations and labour unions are mobilising for change. They want to see an end to the massive health divisions.
Urging support for decent funding for international aid programmes, 59 of the 65 synod bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) have signed a letter calling on members of the US Congress to act.
A Christian denomination and a major migration service in the US have expressed deep concern over the damage to communities and families by recent immigration raids, detention and other enforcement actions. They want action for justice.
More than 1,200 faith-based and antipoverty activists took part in the recent Mobilization to End Poverty event in the USA, which aimed to consolidate broad-based support for fresh policies on social justice and deprivation.
While the impact of flu viruses and the issues surrounding them is making life increasingly difficult in Mexico, churches in the USA are seeking to respond rationally and with care to a situation where panic can be a major part of the problem.