Jane Fonda, Jesse Jackson, US Congressman Ed Markey, and American Federal Communications Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein have joined with a broad alliance of reformers - including religious organisations - to demand equal access and fair ownership of media provision.
The new Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church USA celebrated the life of the Rev Dr Martin Luther King in her first official service in the Diocese of New York this week - at St Ann's Church in the Bronx, on 15 January 2007. She stressed the difficult call to radical non-violence as a key Christian vocation arising from his legacy.
As millions marked Martin Luther King Day across the United States yesterday, American church leaders urged their congregations to join Christians and others in their communities to "to exercise common witness and common service as together we seek to dismantle racism and, in so doing, to be the voice and presence of God's love in the world."
The United Methodist Church President Bush's own denomination, has added its voice to the growing global chorus of disapproval - echoed strongly by many American Christians - towards the new White House policy backing a military 'surge' in Iraq.
‚ÄúWe seem to be at a curious juncture in America in the area of race‚Äù, says a United Methodist Church bishop who makes it a practice to write a letter in honour of Martin Luther King Jr each year, drawing attention to ways in which his vision has been fulfilled or frustrated during the previous 12 months.
British chancellor Gordon Brown will today propose that Remembrance Sunday might be developed further into a patriotic national day to celebrate British history, achievements and culture, reports the Guardian newspaper.