The US National Council of Churches' assembly focused on being global good neighbours, including immigration reform, the meaning of Christian unity in a pluralistic era, and obstacles to unity, racial justice and interfaith dialogue.
The leader of Zimbabwe's largest functioning alliance of Christians says the country's main grouping of traditional Protestant churches and many wider church organizations have been too quiet on what is happening in his country.
The main British party conferences were about to sidestep the economy, but the latest bank crunch has made the topic unavoidable, says Simon Barrow. But do politicians or the churches have anything meaningful to say?
Ideas for "bringing unity down to earth", "communicative action" and a "theology of the wilderness" were among the winning entries submitted for an essay contest on Prospects for Ecumenism in the 21st Century.
The Scottish denominations are launching a £500,000 appeal to transform Scottish Churches House into a modern conference and hospitality centre which will carry forward a long tradition of radical thinking and outward social engagement.
Nigerian Methodist Archbishop Michael Kehinde Stephen has been chosen to moderate the Continuing Committee on Ecumenism in the 21st Century, a group assigned to monitor and encourage initiatives in a global quest for Christian unity.
After four days of meetings, some 240 leaders of a broad range of churches, confessions and interchurch organizations from over 70 countries agreed to carry forward what they call "the Global Christian Forum process" - an open dialogue platform.
Students of theology and young theologians are being invited by the World Council of Churches to bring new perspectives to the debate about the future of the ecumenical movement through an essay competition for the WCC's 60th anniversary.
Catholic and Orthodox Christians are moving towards unity, the leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics declared at the end of his recent general audience in St Peter's Square, Rome. The Pope announced an international commission on the issue.