Immigrants are the new scapegoats in many modern societies, says a leading Christian figure in the United States. People of faith should be among those seeking a new deal for those displaced and on the move.
A year ago a call went out to US filmmakers who may not have thought about religious cooperation before to produce short films on the same issues facing those working for Christian unity. It has proved a big hit.
To mark the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the National Council of Churches USA's Special Commission for the Just Rebuilding of the Gulf Coast is sponsoring an Ecumenical Work Week in late August.
More than 20 religious groups in the United States are pressing for health insurance coverage for many of the nine million uninsured children across America – a good number of whom are living in poverty.
Expressing the sorrow of many Christians in the US at yesterday's killings in Virginia, the General Secretary of the National Council of Churches USA (NCC) has also renewed the NCC's call for 'meaningful' legislation to prevent gun violence.
America's mainline churches are applying immediate pressure on their government following the latest United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report - which predicts dire global warming consequences.
The World Council of Churches (WCC) and the National Council of Churches USA (NCCUSA) are among dozens of international business, civic, educational, scientific and religious organizations who have joined together in a 'round table' network to stop global warming - as the international debate about the issue grows in urgency.
Religious leaders from the US and Iran met yesterday in Tehran to discuss the importance of faith groups finding common ground in peacemaking, particularly in light of the growing political tensions between Wtstern countries and Iran over nuclear power and Middle East politics.