Zambian and Zimbabwean Roman Catholic bishops have exhorted the government of Southern African to take much stronger action in pressuring the government in Harare to ensure a credible presidential election in Zimbabwe.
The Methodist and United Reformed Churches have together voiced their concern about increasing levels of violence and political intimidation, linked to the delay in announcing the result of Zimbabwe’s presidential election.
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 general secretary of the World Council of Churches has told his UN counterpart that the ecumenical body and its members in Africa are planning for the monitoring of elections scheduled in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe's Roman Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (CJPC) has called for the postponement of the national elections due on 29 March 2008. They say there are signs that the poll will not be free and fair under current conditions.
The All Africa Conference of Churches is pleading with Kenyans to see their current political crisis as not only a national one, but as one in which the whole African continent is looking on in sorrow at the formerly peaceful country.
A convoy of trucks carrying 666 tonnes of food and vegetable oil to alleviate the humanitarian crisis resulting from post-election political violence The African Union and Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu are pushing for a settlement.
The head of the World Council of Churches has called on Kenya's two main political parties to "turn urgently from partisan postures and negotiate in good faith to reach a non-violent, political solution" to their electoral dispute.
Pakistan's elections, originally scheduled for 8 January, will now take place on 18 February, the authorities have announced amid widespread scepticism. Campaigners for Christian and other minorities fear for the future.