Washington DC, US
RNS

Shortly before President Donald Trump delivered his speech at the annual National Prayer Breakfast, the event’s keynote speaker, Harvard University professor and author Arthur Brooks, asked the crowd, “How many of you love somebody with whom you disagree politically?”

Many people in the audience

Algiers, Algeria
BosNewsLife

Two more churches have been closed by courts in Muslim-dominated Algeria as part of a government crackdown on places of Christian worship, according to court documents seen by BosNewsLife.

The closure orders were given to a church in the coastal city of Oran on

Abuja, Nigeria
BosNewsLife

Michael Nnadi, one of four Catholic seminarians kidnapped by armed men from the Good Shepherd Major Seminary in Nigeria’s troubled  Kaduna state, has been killed, several Catholic sources have confirmed.

“With immense sorrow, we must inform you that the last seminarian, Michael, in the hands

New York City, US
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Some of the world's busiest airports, including in US cities such as New Orleans, Palm Springs in California and Key West, could be underwater by the end of the century if unchecked global warming pushes up sea levels, researchers said Wednesday. 

Shanghai, China
Reuters

The death toll from a new coronavirus in mainland China jumped by 73 to 563 on Thursday, its third consecutive record daily rise, as experts intensified efforts to find a vaccine for a disease that has shut down Chinese cities and forced thousands more into

Religion Unplugged

On 10th April, 2019, Pastor Jose along with a few others visited Beechu Ram’s house in Ghatampur village located in Ghazipur in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

During the time of prayer, an unidentified youth trespassed into the house and started recording

Tbilisi, Georgia
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Uzbekistan made "major progress" on stamping out forced labour in its cotton harvest last year, when 94 per cent of pickers worked voluntarily, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

The Central Asian country, one of the world's biggest cotton exporters, has for years

RNS

US President Donald Trump delivered a State of the Union address peppered with religious references and ideas on Tuesday evening, laying out a sweeping vision for the United States that evoked old (and contested) religious ideas and catered directly to conservative Christians who make up his base

Updated: 11.15am
Washington DC, US
Reuters

President Donald Trump was acquitted on Wednesday in his US Senate impeachment trial, saved by fellow Republicans who rallied to protect him nine months before he asks voters in a deeply divided America to give him a second White House term.

Washington DC, US
Reuters

A prominent Republican senator, Mitt Romney, on Wednesday became the only member of his party to announce plans to vote to convict Donald Trump in his impeachment trial just hours before the US Senate was poised to acquit the Republican President.

The Republican-controlled Senate

Shillong, India,
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Customary laws in the north-eastern states of India are failing to protect Indigenous lands and must be reformed to safeguard the property of women and poorer tribal people, land rights analysts said on Tuesday.

Customs related to Indigenous tradition, including those on land

Last updated 4.25pm
Washington DC, US
Reuters

A bitter feud between US President Donald Trump and top Democrat Nancy Pelosi boiled over at his State of the Union speech on Tuesday, with Trump denying her a handshake and Pelosi ripping apart a copy of his remarks behind his

Washington DC, US
RNS

Rev William Barber II brought his message about supporting the needy to the US Capitol, urging an “emergency convening” hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus to mobilise poor voters in the upcoming election.

“There’s no way we can inspire people to move with the

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Wuhan, a Chinese city of about 11 million, has been under virtual lockdown for more than a week as the government tries to contain the outbreak of the fast-spreading coronavirus, which has killed more than 400 people and infected thousands more.

After announcing the lockdown on 23rd

Washington DC, US
Reuters

Conservative US Chief Justice John Roberts always looked unlikely to become the hero for liberals at President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial that some of them had hoped for. He turned out to be a mere bit player in the drama.

Some Democratic senators,

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