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Nigerian faith leaders are seeking urgent government action to end a recurrent and bloody cycle of religious violence in Africa's most populous nation.
The Fellowship of Churches of Christ in Nigeria plans to establish business and agricultural enterprises to bring Christians and Muslims together.
At least ten churches have been burned in Nigeria, where violence has broken out following the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan.
The founder of Nigeria's prison chaplains has challenged the 'revenge rather than rehabilitation' culture that occurs through imprisonsonment.
Amnesty International has urged the Nigerian government to set up an independent inquiry into a police shooting incident that left at least one person dead.
Christian leaders have joined in marking 50 years of Nigerian independence, but have also expressed concern for the state of the nation.
Activists from a number of countries are gathering for the sixth annual churches' United Nations Advocacy Week (27 September to 1 October) in Switzerland.
The United Nations (UN) has been urged by Amnesty International not to reply on data supplied by oil companies when assessing the causes of oil spills.
The Christian Association of Nigeria has elected a Pentecostal pastor as its president. He has vowed to tackle corruption and religious intolerance.
Ten leading aid agencies have called for a "surge" in the humanitarian effort to help ten million people at risk of acute hunger across the Sahel region of west and central Africa.