A new Amnesty International report published today has exposed the "cold-blooded killing of thousands of defenceless prisoners" in a Syrian government jail where an estimated 13,000 people have been hanged in the past five years, and where mass hangings of up to 50 people at a time occur every week, sometimes twice a week.
Members of different faiths will gather in Friends House in central London on Saturday to discuss The Iraq War and Occupation: Ethics and Values with a leading lawyer who has horrifying uncovered evidence of British involvement in atrocities.
The head of the World Council of Churches has called on Kenya's two main political parties to "turn urgently from partisan postures and negotiate in good faith to reach a non-violent, political solution" to their electoral dispute.
President Putin has attended a memorial service conducted by Patriarch Aleksei II, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, at a church built near a Soviet police secret killing field, to commemorate the victims of Josef Stalin.
Renewed violence in the Gaza Strip has exacerbated the humanitarian situation in a territory Palestinians call the "world's largest prison", say church and human rights organizations - writes Chris Herlinger for Ecumenical News International from Gaza City.