Religious leaders representing very diverse faith communities with millions of members across the USA are urging their Congress to take urgent action to assist the poor who are facing the brunt of climate change.
The president of the National Council of Churches USA (NCCUSA) and eight leaders of its 35 members are among three dozen Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders urging the US to stand up for the Geneva Accord at the Palestine-Israel summit.
The organisation linking together 35 of America's mainline Christian churches, accounting for 50 million members, has accused President George W. Bush of neglecting the needs of sick children, especially in poor communities.
The National Council of Churches USA's Justice for Women Working Group is working with people of faith across America in October 2007 to observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month and make sure the churches take the issue seriously.
The president of the National Council of Churches USA (NCCUSA) has said that the letter from 130 leading Muslim scholars to Christian leaders across the world is "a sign of hope in a violent world", and needs to build into a global exchange.
Leaders from many religious communities across the United States have urged Americans of all faiths and none to join a fast from dawn to dusk on Monday 8 October 2007 to call for an end to the Iraq War.
The church-backed US National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) is speaking out against a new executive order from President George W. Bush that broadly outlines the limits of how suspects may be questioned in the CIA's terror interrogation programme.