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Amnesty International has called for an investigation into allegations that police shot dead an unarmed teenager in Missouri and the heavy-handed tactics used to disperse the subsequent protests.
Civil rights charity Inquest, which has been supporting the Mark Duggan family, has expressed deep concern about the official verdict on his shooting.
The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches has assured the people of Sandy Hook and Newtown of global prayers and concern for them.
The president of the Lutheran World Federation says Norway is a beacon of hope for the way it has dealt with the horror of last year's massacre.
PM David Cameron will visit the Cumbria area later today, as police continue to investigate the killings and local people try to make sense of the outbreak of murderous violence.
Church leaders in Cumbria have come together to pledge their long term support for all affected by the shootings that took place in West Cumbria on Wednesday 2 June.
Korean and American Korean Methodist leaders say that the aftermath of the awful Virginia Tech killings should be the search for healing not revenge.