Dismay and concern have been expressed by church leaders following election gains by British National Party - with the churches being challenged to combat the narrow nationalist and "Christian nation" rhetoric the far-right is using.
A South African church suspended in 1982 from the World Alliance of Reformed Churches for its support for apartheid is "still not ready for readmission", a meeting of the grouping's executive committee in Geneva has been told.
The Church of England has for too long been slow to take its own ethnic diversity to its heart, says Vasantha Gnanadoss. If it now also claims that Christianity is superior to others it could be unwittingly supporting white nationalism and undermining action against the BNP and others.
As public anger and dissatisfaction grows at the corruption in the mainstream political system, the Anglican Archbishops of Canterbury and York have made a joint appeal to voters not to support the BNP and other racist or extremist parties in protest.
Among the many arguments within and about the controversial UN review conference on racism, one that has attracted less media coverage is the overlooking of the struggles of 260 million so-called 'untouchables' in South Asia.
The organizers of a South African anti-racism conference in the run up to the soccer World Cup have postponed the gathering after protests about its refusal to grant the Dalai Lama a visa to attend the event.
The work of reparations does not stop in Tulsa, Oklahoma or in Northern Ireland, says Deirdre Good. When we bring our troops home out of Iraq and Afghanistan, what process of reparations will we engage? And can people in power ever take such steps if the rest of us do not lead the way?