A high-ranking government official from Sierra Leone has told an international churches team visiting his country and in Liberia that the world needs to get behind urgently needed peace-building efforts.
A delegation of church leaders from Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo has set out to meet the presidents of the latter two countries in order to convey them a strong message in favour of peace.
To achieve reconciliation takes nothing less than the transformation of society, World Council of Churches general secretary the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia said in Managua, Nicaragua, on a recent visit to the Central American country.
An international ecumenical churches' delegation led by World Council of Churches general secretary Dr Samuel Kobia, has visited Nicaragua to support work for peace and justice in one of the world's poorest countries.
US National Council of Churches' General Secretary Michael Kinnamon has welcomed a call by World Council of Churches chief the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia "to quell the violence" against the hard-pressed Christian minority in Iraq.
The plight of people displaced by war is the key topic of a "Living Letters" churches visit to Uganda, which began yesterday and continues through to 2 November. The country has returned to civil rule after years of dictatorship.
Christian communities should improve their knowledge of Islam, be good neighbours to Muslims and bear witness to their faith in an appropriate manner, according to an international group of church leaders and experts on dialogue.
Trauma and bitterness are among the challenges Sri Lankan churches must face in promoting peace and reconciliation as the island nation is in the middle of an intense war, a World Council of Churches delegation has learnt.
The Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has said greed is the root cause of the current economic crisis and he has called on Christians and Muslims to work together to decide upon a fairer system of borrowing and lending.