The Elders initiative is seeking to bring wisdom and perspective to global issues, says Martin Marty. What they have to take on are not just secular assumptions but ones deeply rooted in mistaken religious ideologies.
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has called on the international community to do more to secure the release of Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is facing trial for breaking the terms of her house arrest.
Peace and justice advocate Bishop Munib A. Younan of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land has met with former US President Jimmy Carter to discuss initiatives relating to the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Former presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton are backing a new centrist organization for US Baptists which they hope will give space for a progressive Christian voice and improve the negative image of Baptists in North America.