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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.
Seeking military victory against the Taliban will not guarantee a "just peace" for the people of Afghanistan, says the head of the world's largest grouping of churches.
The church can play a crucial role in bringing peace, stopping violence and addressing the injustice and inequality at its root, says an Indian Christian leader.
The 8 May is the 60th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel - something that has occasioned both great hope and great despair.
A new advocacy initiative, launched at the culmination of a World Council of Churches (WCC) conference in Jordan this week, is to help churches worldwide work for a just peace in Palestine and Israel.