Chicago, US
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The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, a Christian financial watchdog group, has suspended Harvest Bible Chapel, a Chicago-area megachurch, after church leaders admitted “a lack of financial control and oversight” under the church’s former pastor.

Harvest recently fired its founding pastor, James MacDonald, for conduct

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Children born of rape in South Sudan's civil war must be integrated into their families and communities to ensure lasting peace in the country, aid worker Christine Ngbaazande said on Monday as she won a prestigious award.

Sometimes looked on as enemies, such children are

Nairobi, Kenya
RNS

At a small tent on the edge of the UN campus here, environmental activists from the world’s faith traditions huddled on the sidelines of last week’s 11th to 15th March meeting of some 5,000 environmental scientists, politicians and civil society, the fourth

More than 1,000 people may have died in Mozambique, one of three countries in southern Africa struck by Cyclone Idai last week, the nation's President has said.

While 84 deaths have so far reportedly been confirmed in Mozambique - along with at least 89 people in Zimbabwe and 56 in

RNS

African-American young adults are more likely than their white counterparts to drop out of Protestant churches during their early adult years, new research shows.

But equal percentages of black and white young adults say they currently attend services regularly.

A new analysis of survey data released

Space suits, meteorite fragments and a giant moon sculpture will be displayed in England's Ely Cathedral as part of events marking the 50th anniversary of the moon landing later this year, it has been announced.

The Church of England said the cathedral will host Luke Jerram's art installation, Museum of

The Catholic Bishops Conference of India has asked the country's electoral commission to change one of the dates on which the country's upcoming general election will be held, saying that scheduling voting in some states on 18th April, the day before Good Friday, could cause logistical problems for Christians.

The

Nairobi, Kenya
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Nations made their first global commitment towards curtailing the surging consumption of single-use plastics on Friday, but critics said it failed to confront the planet's pollution crisis with the United States blocking efforts for more radical action.

After five days of talks in

World Watch Monitor

As the Syrian civil war enters what might be its last year, Christians are trying to rebuild in the face of an uncertain future.

The conflict, which grew out of the tiny spark of anti-government graffiti on 15th March 2011, has claimed more than half

Mexico City, Mexico
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From young men forced to work as hitmen to missing migrants, Mexico will be on the lookout for potential victims of human trafficking as it searches for tens of thousands of people who are registered as disappeared, a leading official said.

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The death toll from Friday's terrorist attack on two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch has been confirmed at 50.

Police Commissioner Mike Bush said the death toll was revised after all of the victims were removed from the mosques. He said number of injured was also 50.

New York City, US
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Trafficking victims who sell sex, drugs or steal in the United States often end up with criminal records that make it hard to find jobs or rent a home, legal experts and activists said on Thursday, calling for reform to help

Bogata, Colombia
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Slow implementation of Colombia's peace accord and a lack of government presence in rural areas is putting land and human rights activists in danger, the United Nations said on Thursday.

The UN said 113 rights activists were killed last year, putting blame in

RNS

United Methodist Church officials admitted this week that some of the votes cast during its recent special session on sexuality may have been invalid.

During a special session of the UMC General Conference in St Louis, Missouri, which met last month, delegates from the largest mainline Protestant

Beirut
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Syria's war entered its ninth year on Friday, with fresh violence forcing thousands to flee from separate assaults on the last bastions of Islamic State and rebel-held territories.

Here are nine facts about the war, which grew out of popular protests against President Bashar

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