The World Council of Churches has criticised the construction of 900 new housing units in Israel's illegal Gilo settlement on traditionally Palestinian land in East Jerusalem, saying it further imperils peace and justice for all in the region.
The World Council of Churches has urged the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to hold bilateral talks within the context of resumed Six-Party Talks on North Korea's nuclear programme.
Global church representatives gather in New York City from 15 November to press three issues at the United Nations: peoples being displaced by climate change, indigenous rights and Colombia's protracted internal conflict.
Reports are emerging of a possible settlement that will allow President Manuel Zelaya of Honduras to resume his elected position, following a coup earlier in the year and intense international efforts to restore him.
Is there real potential for visible unity among today's churches, or are cultural and dogmatic differences too great to be overcome? Theodore Gill takes the temperature at a major global gathering looking at these concerns.