After two days of "encouraging" talks with the Episcopal Church's House of Bishops in the USA, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams told reporters prior to setting off on his Middle East trip that he is still hopeful about the Anglican Communion's future.
A war-damaged Anglican church building along Jaffna's main road in Sri Lanka is to become a centre for peace and understanding - as the church seeks to join other non-violent groups within civil society working for an end to the country's decades long conflict.
In recent years South Korean churches have come to be known for their spectacular growth rate, the fastest of any Asian nation. Less known is the role Korea's churches have played in working for peace and reunification of their divided country.
Dr Rowan Williams used his Easter sermon at Canterbury to highlight healing and reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the Solomon Island as signs of God’s grace at work in a suffering and divided world.