Christians and Muslims in the besieged Central African Republic have taken shelter together in houses of worship in the country as renewed rebel violence forces thousands out of their homes.

“With the fighting, many people found refuge in the churches," Bishop Nestor-Desire Nongo-Aziagbia, president of the Central


A historic Episcopal church in Baltimore has committed to setting aside $US100,000 to  reparations, an initiative that will contribute to local racial justice causes.

Memorial Episcopal Church also pledged to contribute an additional $US400,000 for reparations and justice over five years.

“Our church has a long history

Johannesburg, South Africa
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Food donors want to deliver cutting-edge technology to poor farmers in place of aid in a bid to cut waste, preserve precious land - and make themselves redundant.

In a shift they hope to accelerate, the donors say that tech - not


Logan Lawrence had already been accepted to Duke Divinity School when she heard that the school would also be offering a mostly online version of the three-year Master of Divinity program beginning this fall.

She immediately called to ask if she could switch her enrollment to the


Faith is one way some people cope with crisis. But according to a new Pew Research survey of 14 countries, the coronavirus pandemic has not significantly boosted people's faith.

Of the countries surveyed - all advanced economies with significant secular populations - Americans were most likely to say

Warsaw, Poland

A Jewish prayer for the souls of the people murdered in the Holocaust echoed Wednesday over where the Warsaw ghetto stood during World War II as a world paused by the coronavirus pandemic observed the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

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Toronto, Canada
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Targeted efforts to improve the income of the world's poorest households are benefitting nearly 92 million people across 75 countries, according to a World Bank study released on Tuesday.

Designed to drive people out of extreme poverty, these programs usually combine cash or

New Delhi, India

Leaders of a protest movement sought Wednesday to distance themselves from a day of violence when thousands of farmers stormed India's historic Red Fort, the most dramatic moment in two months of demonstrations that have grown into a major challenge of Prime Minister Narendra

Geneva, Switzerland

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg's generation cares more about the climate than her parents' and grandparents', the biggest survey ever on global warming found, confirming what many people already suspected.

Released on Wednesday, the poll organised by Oxford University and the United Nations used


Global coronavirus cases surpassed 100 million on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally, as countries around the world struggle with new virus variants and vaccine shortfalls.

Almost 1.3 per cent of the world's population has now been infected with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus,

Toronto, Canada

There may be only a one in a billion chance of failing a doping test due to the COVID-19 vaccine, but some athletes will still resist inoculation, scientists from the World Anti-Doping Agency and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee said on Tuesday. 





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