Churches will fail in their mission if violence goes unabated in strife-torn Sri Lanka, a Roman Catholic bishop in the country has warned. He also backed the World Council of Churches' work on peace-building.
In recent years South Korean churches have come to be known for their spectacular growth rate, the fastest of any Asian nation. Less known is the role Korea's churches have played in working for peace and reunification of their divided country.
The leader of the Council of Churches in Namibia has expressed concern about environmental problems that could be created if the uranium-rich southern African country accepts an offer by Russia to help build floating nuclear power plants.
The joint Parliamentary (Commons and Lords) Human Rights Committee has agreed with civic and church campaigners for migrants rights that changes to the Highly Skilled Migrants Programme in 2006 breached human rights.
Church leaders in Kenya have urged President Mwai Kibaki to reject proposed legislation regarding the media, which the country's Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Wangari Maathai, has said would curtail press freedom.
Local clergy and rural chaplains, working with the Farm Crisis Network, are providing pastoral support to farmers affected by the Protection and Surveillance Zones set up in Surrey following the local outbreak of foot and mouth disease.
The UK and France should use what ever leverage they have over Chad and Eritrea to encourage them to help build a consensus among the Darfur rebels and bring a just peace to the Sudan killing fields, says a leading church agency.
South Africa's former minister of police in the last apartheid era government, Adriaan Vlok, and the police chief under his watch, Johann van der Merwe, are to be charged with attempted murder of a church leader.
Malaysian Christians have expressed fresh worries that the government may be infringing the basics of religious freedom, after the country's deputy prime minister described Malaysia as "an Islamic state"