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A week-long inter-Orthodox consultation is continuing its work, with some forty senior church participants, in Ayia Napa, Cyprus.
The head of the World Council of Churches has had separate meetings with the president of Cyprus and the senior Orthodox archbishop.
The WCC has called on the Pakistani government to undertake an investigation to identify the assassins of Shahbaz Bhatti and bring them to justice.
Religious and secular groups are urging the Human Rights Council of the United Nations to back a special rapporteur to investigate climate change.
A half century of civil conflict fuelled by drug money and corporate hegemony has left Colombia with thousands dead and millions displaced.
The WCC has expressed “deep concern and disappointment” at the recent US veto of a UN Security Council resolution against settlement in the Palestinian Territories.
The theme for the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, meeting in Korea, will be “God of life, lead us to justice and peace”.
Iraqi Christians continue to flee because their safety cannot be guaranteed and there is little hope - but the church will not give up, its leaders have said.
The World Council of Churches has challenged Britain's refusal to recognise access to safe sanitation as a legally-binding human right.
African religious leaders have praised ecumenical Christian bodies for helping create "the miracle" of southern Sudanese independence.