Tensions were rising in northern India this week after authorities stopped buses carrying more than 70 Christian children and prevented them from proceeding to a Bible summer camp in Madhya Pradesh state, rights activists and officials said.

Local authorities also detained 10 adult Christian chaperones of the children

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Disappointed with President Trump's decision to reverse US policy on Cuba, a committee of American Catholic bishops is calling on the president to keep ordinary Cubans in mind as he curtails trade and tourism.

"I was saddened to learn that President Trump scaled back our country’s bilateral engagement with

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Pakistan has ordered a South Korean man to leave the country, accusing him of involvement in “illegal preaching activities”, after two of his students at an Urdu-language school were abducted and killed by the so-called Islamic State group, which claimed they had been secretly


Evangelical Christian leaders are spearheading a campaign for criminal justice reform, calling for equitable punishment, alternatives to incarceration and a different take on the “tough on crime” language of the Trump administration.

“Our country’s overreliance on incarceration fails to make us safer or to restore people and communities who have

The profiles of 12 people involved in working for peace for all people in Israel and Palestine have gone online as part of a new World Council of Churches campaign, Seek #JusticeAndPeace in the Holy Land.

The 12 people include both Israelis and Palestinians of various faiths. Among them are



Armed militia fighters display weapons in the town of Koui, Central African Republic, on 27th April. PICTURE: Reuters/Baz Ratner

The government of the Central African Republic and 13 of the 14 armed groups in the country signed an accord aimed at ending

Australia is a "bludger" in terms of the assistance it offers refugees, according to World Vision Australia chief advocate Tim Costello.

Speaking as World Refugee Day is marked across the globe, Mr Costelllo said that while Australia postured as a good international citizen, “the reality is that

Metropolitan Emmanuel, right, of the Orthodox Church of France gives a speech during a meeting with religious leaders on ways to protect tropical rainforests from threats in Oslo on Monday. PICTURE: Reuters/Alister Doyle  (via Religion News Service)

Christians from across denominations were among religious leaders



The full-scale Noah's Ark replica at the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky, taken during a preview of the park on 5th July, 2016. At 155 metres long, 26 metres wide and 15 metres high, based on the measurements in cubits found in the

Faith leaders attended a vigil on Monday night after 10 people were injured when a van ran into Muslims who had just left a mosque in London's Finsbury Park. 

London's Metropolitan Police, who were called to the incident in Seven Sisters Road just after midnight on Monday morning, said the

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New deals aimed at reducing the number of migrants reaching Europe’s shores could endanger the lives of people fleeing religious persecution, the European Evangelical Alliance (EEA) has warned.

The Partnership Framework on Migration was launched last year as the European Commission’s response to member states’

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Pope Francis has asked Germany to keep fighting for the Paris climate change deal and to 'tear down walls' that inhibit international cooperation, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday, offering a stark contrast between her agenda and US policy.

US President Donald Trump announced this month that



Children gather with religious leaders for Day of the African Child celebrations in Nairobi, Kenya, on June 16, 2017. PICTURE: RNS/Fredrick Nzwili

Kenyan faith leaders called on pharmaceutical companies to prioritise the development of affordable, easy-to-swallow HIV drugs for children as part of the 

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