The destructive cyclone that tore through Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi late last week could be one of the worst natural disasters ever to hit the southern hemisphere, the UN have said.

It's estimated that as many as 2.6 million people have been affected by the cyclone and while the official


A US federal appeals court has ruled that the clergy housing allowance authorised by the Internal Revenue Service is constitutional.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation argued successfully in a Wisconsin district court that the long-standing exemption for religious housing in the IRS tax code violated the First

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Prominent Kenyans shared pictures of drought-hit communities on Twitter on Tuesday, calling for greater government action to end a hunger crisis which has left one million people short of food.

#WeCannotIgnore was trending in the east African nation as human rights activists, journalists

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Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed 10 Christians in southern Kaduna state, Nigeria on Saturday, bringing the lives lost in the past five weeks to 140 with 160 houses destroyed, sources said.

“We were all asleep in our various homes when at about 4am [Saturday], we heard gunshots

Christians in Morocco have appealed to Pope Francis, asking for him to advocate against violations of religious freedom in their nation, according to a report Agenzia Fides.

The Catholic news agency reports that the appeal - from the Committee of Moroccan Christians - comes ahead of the Pope's

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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

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


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




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