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Local government officials in Hungary are handing state-owned schools over to churches, unable to afford their upkeep during the economic recession.
Christian leaders in Hungary have given mixed reactions to a restrictive new law on religion, with some voicing fears for the future.
A consultation on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology in Europe organised by ecumenical groups and churches in Hungary has adopted the Budapest Call for Climate Justice.
Hungary has been asked thoroughly to investigate racially motivated violent attacks against Roma and provide the victims with access to justice.
In a potential breakthrough, a former agent of the arms company BAE Systems has been charged with corruption offences. The news has been welcomed by the Campaign Against Arms Trade, who say that the truth must come out in court.
Hungary has marked the 20th anniversary of a symbolic opening of the Iron Curtain, which once separated it from neighbouring Austria, amid warnings from churches that Europe remains divided.
Hungarian church leaders have warned that their country faces violence and breakdown in the face of unemployment and dislocation brought by the current financial meltdown.