Global church representatives gather in New York City from 15 November to press three issues at the United Nations: peoples being displaced by climate change, indigenous rights and Colombia's protracted internal conflict.
Reports are emerging of a possible settlement that will allow President Manuel Zelaya of Honduras to resume his elected position, following a coup earlier in the year and intense international efforts to restore him.
Is there real potential for visible unity among today's churches, or are cultural and dogmatic differences too great to be overcome? Theodore Gill takes the temperature at a major global gathering looking at these concerns.
The current and incoming General Secretaries of the World Council of Churches have said that honest conversation is the basis of meaningful interfaith encounter and the hopeful collaboration that can spring from it.
Korean churches are already experiencing the positive impact of the decision that they will host the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Busan in 2013, say those involved with advance preparations.