Gordon Brown welcomes President Barack Obama as a "new chapter in the world's history", but a human rights activist says Britain cannot have a black head of state because of the institution of monarchy.
The Rev Philip Potter, a former general secretary of the World Council of Churches, has been honoured by the South African government for his determined commitment to combatting racism and apartheid in the 1970s and 1980s.
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.