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A church-backed week-long series of global events to promote a just peace in Israel and Palestine will take place from 29 May to 4 June 2011.
Two dozen US Christian leaders are calling on the Obama administration to renew diplomatic efforts to settle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The WCC has expressed “deep concern and disappointment” at the recent US veto of a UN Security Council resolution against settlement in the Palestinian Territories.
Water shortages in the Middle East could lead to social unrest unless urgent "blue peace" action is taken, says a new report presented in Geneva.
Quakers in Britain are considering a challenging call from Palestinian Quakers in the West Bank to consider a boycott over the Occupied Territories.
Photographs taken by Palestinian children have brought the reality of life under Israeli occupation to the House of Commons this week.
US church bodies are calling on the US government not to block a UN Security Council resolution seeking to end Israeli settlements on occupied land.
Leading UK department store John Lewis has stopped stocking products manufactured in an illegal Israeli settlement.
The UN Secretary-General has deplored the destrustion of an hotel in occupies Est Jerusalem to make way for new Israeli settlements.
During the past week, many in the Middle East, caught up in the yuletide spirit will have been hoping for a more peaceful world in 2011, says Harry Hagopian. But what are the prospects for peace and stability in the region?