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Attacks in Niger, resulting in the destruction of over 70 churches and many deaths, have been strongly condemned by the World Council of Churches.
The chair of an All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Uncertainties has praised a new report which wants to improve religious literacy in a diverse world.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his grave concern at the deepening crisis in Iraq and the rising number of civilian deaths and injuries.
Pluralism and respect for all are values threatened by the rise of Narendra Modi, said sculptor Anish Kapoor at a packed Westminster meeting.
A packed meeting at Westminster has focused on Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate of the far-right Bharatiya Janata Party in India’s forthcoming elections.
Pakistan's parliament has condemned the killing of three Hindu brothers at a medical clinic, in an unusual show of support for religious minorities.
The historic religions are ambivalent in their respect for life, and ambiguous about survival versus broader moral instincts, says a leading commentator.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has condemned recent attacks on religious groups in various countries and urged an end to discrimination against minorities.
Tributes are being paid to the late Sunni Muslim cleric Sheikh Mohammed Sayyid Tantawi, who advanced inter-faith dialogue and challenged those who kill in the name or religion.
"Violence ... has no place in Islamic teaching", says a leading Muslim scholar in an extended religiously-based argument directed at those who justify terror in the name of faith.