DAVID ADAMS speaks with Jenny Yang, head of advocacy at US-headquartered humanitarian organisation, World Relief, about her work to help Christians see immigration as a matter of faith...

MARK A KELLNER, of Religion News Service, reports on how US churches are calling for limits on short-term, payday lending schemes and are, in some cases, offering alternatives...

CATHLEEN FALSANI, of Religion News Service, reports on how a Lutheran Church ministry deploys dogs to bring comfort to those in hard times...

EMMA BATHA, of Thomson Reuters Foundation, reports on growing moves to address "orphan trafficking" around the world...

YONAT SHIMRON, writing for Religion News Service, reports on how US evangelical schools such as Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary offer inmates a free, on-site college degree if they promise they'll minister to other inmates once they graduate...

ANASTASIA MOLONEY, of Thomson Reuters Foundation, reports that as climate change and growing tourism hurt coral, Colombian efforts to "garden" new coral - and save incomes - are paying off...

MICHAEL MCKINLEY, writing for Religion News Service, takes a look at the connections between World War I and the creation of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops...

EMILY MCFARLAN MILLER, of Religion News Service, speaks with US author Lysa Terkeurst about her latest - highly personal - book...

CATHLEEN FALSANI, of Religion News Service, reports in the wake of this week's mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, California...

NELLIE PEYTON, writing for Thomson Reuters Foundation, reports on claims from rights groups that while slavery still exists in Mauretania, finding victims is these days more difficult...

DOREEN AJIAMBO, of Religion News Service, reports on moves in Uganda to have the government collect a tithe from Catholic worshippers...

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