China and India are growing influences on global change which will transform the way the world is governed and also the meaning of development, the general secretary of the World Council of Churches, the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia, has declared - report Fredrick Nzwili from Nairobi for Ecumenical News International (ENI) and Paulino Menezes (WCC).
Catholic Bishops in India have appealed for justice for the country's Muslim population as it faces increasing pressure from nationalists, alongside Christians. They have also highlighted the plight of Dalits (formerly known as 'untouchables') and other minority communities.
Church leaders in India, aware that Christian institutions are responsible for running many of the country's medical facilities, are deeply concerned that the world's second-most populous nation now has the most people with HIV and AIDS - writes Anto Akkara for Ecumenical News International.
Christian groups in India are mourning the killing of a prominent Christian worker who had converted from Islam and was shot dead at a bus stop in front of his home in the state Kashmir - writes Anto Akkara for Ecumenical News International.
As the Pakistani government today assured the Indian foreign ministry that it would do all it could to assist enquiries into the New Delhi bomb blasts over the weekend, Indian church leaders joined in the widespread condemnation of 'this Ö most inhuman act targeting innocent people.'
The official relief and development fund of the Episcopal (Anglican) Church USA is partnering with the Dioceses of Peshawar and Lahore in the Church of Pakistan to provide immediate assistance in the aftermath of the recent terrible earthquake, which has now officially claimed 38,000 lives.
A leading Christian body has expressed "deep concern" at what it said was a rash of violence against the minority community in several states following the April-May general election, reports the Indo-Asian news service.