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As President Obama proposes a military strike on Syria, the main ecumenical body for churches in the USA urges restraint and political alternatives.
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori is encouraging church members to call on federal legislators to address gun violence in the USA.
At a time when high-octane political wrangling continues apace, a diverse coalition of religious leaders is asking Americans to pray for civility.
Grassroots civic and faith groups, relatives of victims, and activists are joining mayors and other politicians to press US President Obama for effective gun controls.
The President of the National Council of Churches USA has expressed "shock and the profoundest grief" over the deaths in the mass shooting in Newtown.
US religious groups - Christian, Jewish and Muslim - are condemning killings at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, described as an act of "domestic terrorism".
'Hopes for an ‘Ecumenical Spring’' was a Christian Century headline above a report by Adelle M. Banks of the Religion News Service. Her report spelled out why such hopes are wan, if not desperate, says Martin E. Marty.
Ten years after the formation of broad-based group Christian Churches Together in the USA, some have hopes that US churches may be growing even closer together.
Church leaders in United States will fast from 5 to 10 March to protest the retailer Publix’s rejection of the groundbreaking Fair Food Program in Florida.
Church leaders from the US and Cuba have wrapped up a five-day meeting in Havana with a call for "normalised relations" between the two countries.