A statement by leading Muslim scholars setting out the mainstream Islamic view on peace among the religions "for the sake of the world" has been described as "a historic breakthrough" by a leading Cambridge academic working on inter-religious issues with Christians.
Transformational diplomacy is not about entrenching Western interests in Palestine-Israel, says Michael Marten. It is about encouraging advice from regional experts, engaging with ‘the enemy’, treating Occupier and Occupied as such and working towards a just resolution.
Talk of the efficacy or otherwise of the surge is a smokescreen, says Simon Barrow. There is no long-term military solution to Iraq’s nightmare. But viable alternatives are being sought within civil society.
Getting together round the fire and having a good nosh and natter is a great way to combat prejudice and social division, reckons ex-Cape Town Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who has just become patron of South Africa's Barbecue (Braai) Day.
Peace and human rights campaigners have welcomed the decision by Israel's Supreme Court to redraw a small portion of the route of the partition wall around the West Bank, where villagers had argued that the barrier prevented them from reaching 50% of their agricultural land.
The United States Congress should redirect the $720 million a day the US is currently spending on the Iraq war to programmes that reduce poverty at home, urged the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), responding to Census Bureau data released yesterday.
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.
The World Council of Churches (WCC) will welcome five young people to serve as interns in its Geneva offices from February 2008 to January 2009 - working in areas such as peace, media relations and interreligious understanding.
A Russian priest has 'blessed' a new missile system at a deployment ceremny broadcast on national television, raising questions about church-state relations, the arms trade and the civilian impact of a supposedly defensive weapon.
Two Japanese popular associations have condemned what they say is a military-inspired "deliberate murder attempt" against a Christian minister who serves as the co-leader of the Citizens Coalition for Peace in Japan.