In a joint letter, twelve British church leaders have called on the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to "redouble" its efforts to ensure fair elections in Zimbabwe, where people are due to vote on 27 June.
In a letter to the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, the World Council of Churches (WCC) has expressed continued concern about the situation in Zimbabwe and asked the world body to utilize its resources to assure an end to pre-election violence in the southern African country and a free and fair election on 27 June.
Zimbabwean women have told the United Nations Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva they are watching a "silent genocide" unfurl in their country, as President Mugabe's reign of terror against all opposition continues apace.
Zimbabwe police and security forces have raided the Harare offices of several Christian groups, arresting the general secretary of the Student Christian Movement of Zimbabwe and other officers and staff.
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu addressed a packed gathering during a short service of prayer at St Martin'-in-the-Field, in London, last night. He focussed especially upon the worsening political situation in Zimbabwe.
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, will be speaking at a special peace service at the refurbished St Martin-in-the-Fields Church in Trafalgar Square, London, on Monday 9 June 2008.
The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of Cape Town have spoken to Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary General of the United Nations, asking for help for churches in Zimbabwe as well as mediation and monitoring.
The head of Africa's biggest church grouping says he is tormented by a wave of attacks against foreigners in South Africa that have claimed the lives of at least 50 people - denting the reputation of the post-apartheid society.
After police invoked security laws to ban open-air prayer meetings in some parts of the country, a Zimbabwean church group says freedom to worship is being infringed in the weeks before a presidential election run-off in June.