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Justices hand down narrow ruling for Christian baker in US wedding cake case

Cake protest

RNS The US Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Christian baker in Colorado who refused to design a cake for a couple’s same-sex wedding, a controversial case that was widely seen as a standoff between claims of religious liberty and LGBTQ rights. “The Colorado Civil Rights Commission’s consideration of this case was inconsistent with […]

World Cup outreach in Russia aims to distribute 600,000 Scripture resources

US based mission organisation Mission Eurasia is aiming to pass out 600,000 Scripture resources, including some 100,000 special edition Russian-language New Testaments, during this summer’s World Cup in Russia. As many as a million people are expected to descend on Moscow for the 21st FIFA World Cup which kicks off on 14th June. It’s the first […]

A Greek word used to define Christian communities proves a winner at US national spelling bee

The Greek word koinonia, commonly used to mean Christian fellowship or communion, was the final test in this year’s National Scripps Spelling Bee in the US last week. The word, which Scripps formally defined as “intimate spiritual communion and participative sharing in a common religious commitment and spiritual community”, was spelt correctly by teenage Texan Karthik Nemmani. […]

Aid effort for South Sudan refugees critically short of money, says UN

Thomson Reuters Foundation Efforts to assist millions of people fleeing South Sudan in Africa’s biggest refugee crisis face a critical funding shortfall of nearly $US800 million, a top regional United Nations official said on Friday. The five-year civil war has hit women and children particularly hard, and gender-based violence is a top concern, said Arnauld […]

Church asks Britons to use app to clean up car wash slavery

Thomson Reuters Foundation British drivers were urged by churches across the country on Sunday to look closely when they take their car to be hand-washed and use a new, free mobile-phone app if they fear workers are being treated like slaves. The campaign “Safe Car Wash App” was launched by the Church of England  and […]