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Seizing the gains of human traffickers to compensate victims should be treated a priority by governments to crack down on the estimated $US150 billion a year crime, an international anti-trafficking conference was told on Monday.

Campaigners told the Organization for Security and Co-operation

Nigeria's Evangelical Church Winning All has called for three days of prayer and fasting for the release of a Christian schoolgirl held by Boko Haram who reportedly refused to renounce her faith in exchange for freedom.

Leah Sharibu, 15, was among 110 schoolgirls abducted by a faction of the terror

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Brazilian authorities and aid groups are rushing to help tens of thousands of Venezuelan refugees before the start of the rainy season in northern Roraima state this month, even as government leaders clash over a request to close the border.

On Friday, a UN-backed centre

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A church in Burkina Faso, where more than 20 per cent of the population is Christian. PICTURE: khym54 via Flickr; CC 2.0

Christian and Muslim leaders in Burkina Faso met recently to discuss interreligious dialogue amidst growing concerns about the

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When Leah Mutembei was growing up in Kajuki, a village in central Kenya, most farms were dotted with avocado and mango trees.

"But now they have all gone," the 32-year-old maize farmer said from her homestead, gesturing to the barren land nearby.

"We had to

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For the first time ever, an Islamic university in Pakistan has opened a Christian chapel.

The church of St Mary is located in the atrium of the Agriculture University of Faisalabad, Pakistan’s third-most populous city, and was built following an initiative of the city’s former vicar

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European lawmakers on Wednesday took a major step toward slashing the amount of perfectly edible food that is discarded, costing billions of dollars a year and depriving millions of people who struggle to find enough food to eat.

The European Parliament in Strasbourg backed a

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The head of Egypt’s Protestant Church has said he urges clergy not to take part in “reconciliation sessions” that aim to resolve community conflicts without the involvement of the police and legal system.

Rev Dr Andrea Zaki said he “strongly” opposed the scheme because it renders the

American rapper NF has topped both the Christian and mainstream hip-hop charts in the US with 'Let You Down'.

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Indians rescued from slavery are coming together to free others from bonded labour in brick kilns, rice mills and factories throughout the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

About 500,000 labourers in 11 industries in Tamil Nadu are trapped in debt bondage, in which people must

A documentary highlighting the courage of a female police officer as she fights against sexual abuse in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo has won the SIGNIS-WACC Human Rights Award 2017.

Still from Maman Colonelle.

It was announced this week that the feature length film,

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Civil society groups in Sri Lanka have asked Facebook to do more to prevent hate speech, including comments that discriminate on religious lines, following recent anti-Muslim riots.

“There was a post in the Sinhala [Sri Lanka’s largest ethnic group] language on Facebook for six days,

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Thousands of Colombians have fled their homes amid fresh clashes among armed rebels and a lockdown on transport and trade in the volatile northeast Catatumbo region, the Organization of American States and aid agencies said on Wednesday.

The violence has uprooted at least 1,000 families

UK-based religious freedom advocacy Christian Solidarity Worldwide has called on new Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel to abolish the Office of Religious Affairs and adopt legislating protecting religious freedom.

CSW concluded in a recent report on religious freedom in Cuba that the ORA - part of the Central Committee

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After spending more than a year in prison, two assistant pastors arrested by Myanmar's Army were freed on Tuesday under a government amnesty program.

Dom Dawng Nawng Latt, 65, and La Jaw Gam Hseng, 35, were among more than 8,500 prisoners granted amnesty by newly elected President U Win Myint, sources

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