More than 1,200 faith-based and antipoverty activists took part in the recent Mobilization to End Poverty event in the USA, which aimed to consolidate broad-based support for fresh policies on social justice and deprivation.
Author and evangelical thinker Brian McLaren wants to shift the argument within Christianity away from "culture wars" and towards a rediscovery of the Gosple message free of the overbearing impact of Christendom culture.
The Church of Scotland is planning substantial financial investment in new forms of church life. At its upcoming General Assembly, the Kirk's Ministries Council will outline plans to devote £1.5 million over five years to 'emerging ministries'.
Church of England and Methodist congregations are increasingly involved in promoting 'fresh expressions' of church life which seek to connect with those disconnected from traditional ecclesiastical forms. A new DVD tells their story.
A training course, believed to be the first to combine urban mission and church planting, is to equip participants to develop new and creative forms of church such as 'cafe churches', peace churches, virtual churches, new monastic communities and churches for the socially excluded.