Sarah Malik has been elected to a key youth role in the Methodist Church which is the first of its kind in any UK Christian denomination, say its creators - indicating a new step forward for the church and young people.
The woman heading up the Young Anabaptist Mennonite Exchange Network, which enables members of churches in different parts of the world to meet together, believes such exchanges are vital to a shared global future.
Young Christians have been meeting near Katmandu in Nepal, a country emerging towards democracy and pluralism. Many are now attracted to Christianity in the predominantly Hindu kingdom which now has a formally secular state.
The Prince of Wales has met leaders of some of the UK's largest Black-led churches as he sought to lay the groundwork for intended civic collaboration to help tackle the problem of disaffected young people in modern Britain.
Methodism in Britain will focus its attention on Wales next month, as Cardiff hosts the annual Methodist Youth Conference from 16-18 November 2007 in the new Urdd Centre in the Bay area - where BBC TV series Doctor Who is based.
For many years now, high profile Christian leaders have been saying that homosexuality is destroying the church, says Tim Nafziger. It turns out that it may be their homophobia that is isolating the church from young people and many others.
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.