On a visit to the German Federal Defence Ministry in Berlin, members of a delegation from the World Council of Churches have posed tough questions about German arms sales and about the efficacy of war as a tool of policy.
Have many American Christians forgotten the distinction between discipleship and partisanship, asks Martin E. marty, looking at some authors who unpack the complex relationship between Christian faith and political reality.
Witnesses for creative peacemaking from member churches of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Burundi, Brazil, Greece and the United States will travel to Germany, 27 June - 4 July, to exchange experiences in overcoming violence.
The UK government will sponsor student trips to Auschwitz concentration camp in an effort to keep the message of the Nazi Holocaust alive and relevant to younger generations, say reports in Deutsche Welle, The Times and the BBC.
American congress persons, including Joe Pitts of Pennsylvania, are urging European countries to keep up the political and economic pressure on the dictatorship in Burma, following the brutal suppression of pro-democracy protests originally led by Buddhist monks.
The USA is preparing to scupper a global deal on slashing greenhouse gas emissions at the G8 summit in Germany, infuriating thousands of protestors who have taken to the streets to put pressure on the world’s rich nations.
The UK-based Catholic aid and development agency CAFOD has sent out a strong message on the eve of the G8 summit. It wants to see definite anti-poverty action and an 80 per cent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
After the cancellation of a February 2007 inter-faith meeting becuase of a row about a 2006 church document, Protestnats and Muslims in Germany have renewed their public dialogue again - though tensions remain.