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Black and white delegates are for the first time together attending a general synod of a former apartheid-supporting church in a farming town near South Africa's largest city of Johannesburg.
Three Free Church Christian denominations in the UK are urging voters to take a clear stand against racist and extreme political parties as election day for local councils in England and Wales draws nearer.
The World Alliance of Reformed Churches has agreed to unite with the Reformed Ecumenical Council to create a new "global entity" that will group 80 million Reformed Christians.
Keith Clements argues that the Free Churches need to work rigorously for a genuinely ecumenical movement – not one dominated by established Anglican and Catholic interests