Appeals for Haiti launched by the Methodist Church and the Methodist Relief and Development Fund (MDRF) have raised more than £270,000. They are channelling funds through Action by Churches Together International on the spot.
A lawyer representing Methodist Church leaders in Fiji has attended a court hearing to argue that the charges against them should be dropped. The charges are thought to result from Methodist criticism of the military regime.
A Methodist bishop in South Africa, who runs a shelter for people fleeing from his country's northern neighbour, wants police here to stop arresting Zimbabweans now that the law concerning their visas has been changed.