Difference between faiths and life-stances do not have to lead to division, but can be part of a rich blend of perspectives working for the common good, says a leading Christian service agency responding to a bridge building letter from Muslim scholars.
Hard-line Christian groups who say mild-mannered Harry Potter is an occult conspiracy are unlikely to be reassured by news that one of its key characters is gay - even though JK Rowling has confirmed the series is based on Christian themes.
An opinion survey due to be launched next week indicates that a vast majority of churchgoers think the church should play a grassroots role in tackling gun and knife crime, following recent initiatives from Black churches.
World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia, a Kenyan Methodist, has welcomed the peace and dialogue letters sent by a widely representative group of Muslim scholars to various Christian leaders last week.
Tens of thousands of people from a variety of religious traditions across the United States are preparing to fast on Monday 8 October 2007, as part of an initiative to pray and work for peace in Iraq. Non-religious persons will also join them.
The Israeli government is no longer granting routine re-entry visas to Arab Christian religious leaders who wish to travel in and out of occupied Palestinian territories - making their pastoral activities much more difficult to carry out.
Christians from a range of backgrounds held a service in London yesterday evening to thank God for a major success in campaigning against the arms trade - the shutting down of the government-backed DESO.
Christian students who held a public meeting in Harare to discuss the "Prospects of a Free and Fair Election in Zimbabwe" have resolved that such prospects do not exist in their country, which they say has repressive laws.