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Pentecost is a call to Christians and all people of goodwill to heed the message of change, and to turn from ourselves to our needy neighbour and planet, say church leaders.
The World Council of Churches has lamented the "intolerable loss of life" in Thailand and asked for all parties to abandon violence and return to negotiations.
An huge church convention which had attracted more than 130,000 participants from across Germany and beyond has given a crucial impetus to the unity movement in the country.
The idea of 'just peace' presents an alternative to the concept of a 'just war', by which war can be justified under certain conditions, participants at a Munich forum have heard.
The avowedly Christian governor of Nigeria's Plateau state, Jonah David Jang, says that “religion is used to cover up all conflicts, although other factors also exist”.
Seeking military victory against the Taliban will not guarantee a "just peace" for the people of Afghanistan, says the head of the world's largest grouping of churches.
Christian organisations at a major gathering have stressed the positive faith and spirituality can play in a harmonious coexistence between humanity and nature.
The head of the World Council of Churches has expressed dismay at a recent Israeli military order redefining an "infiltrator" in the occupied Palestinian territories.
The new US-Russia nuclear arms reduction treaty signed on 8 April 2010 in Prague "is news that the World Council of Churches has awaited for a long time."
Norway's ambassador to the UN has praised the ACT Alliance, a new agency linking 100 church aid and development groups globally. He says their members are "agents of goodness".
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