Three Free Church Christian denominations in the UK are urging voters to take a clear stand against racist and extreme political parties as election day for local councils in England and Wales draws nearer.
The head of the United Church of Christ denomination in the USA has reacted with anger and frustration to accusations of racism circulating about it largest congregation, which is also Senator Barack Obama's home church.
The bishops of The United Methodist Church have declared that tackling racism and eliminating it from the church, society and even their own Council of Bishops is a major priority. The denomination is the one President Bush was raised in.
If children are traumatised by media images of violence, the answer is not censorship says Colin Morris, but deeper questions about the networks of wrong doing we are part of and the question of whether and how redemption is possible.
The World Alliance of Reformed Churches has said that a South African church, suspended from the grouping in 1982, cannot be readmitted because it has not renounced the support for the apartheid ideology that led to its exclusion.
Students, academics, human rights campaigners and a Jewish peace group have protested loudly at the decision of the Catholic University of St Thomas, Minnesota, to cancel a campus visit by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, because he has criticized Israeli government policy.
Inciting racial and xenophobic hatred is now a crime across the European Union. But Britain's law is tougher and includes religion, Holocaust denial was not specified, though it is illegal in some countries.
The uncomfortable fact is that the church's Christendom ('Christian country') assumptions put it into the position of arguing the same political point about national identity as the BNP. A different way forward is needed.