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A court in northern Kazakhstan has given a Baptist man a one-year suspended prison sentence for refusing to pay fines for the state to give its “expert analysis” of Christian books he had with him at the time of his arrest.

Yuri Bekker had also

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Focused for decades on ending hunger, African countries have largely failed to address a rising obesity epidemic that could soon become the greater public health crisis, experts said as new data was released.

A quarter of the world's 41 million overweight children under five live

Christians leaders have responded with strong words to Sunday's shooting at the First Baptist Church in the Texas community of Sutherland Springs in which 26 people were killed and another 20 injured when a gunman opened fire during a worship service.

Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines said "[w]e are

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Ian Squire, founder of Mission for Vision. PICTURE: Via LinkedIn

A British optician, kidnapped with a missionary couple and another optician while working in the Niger Delta of Nigeria, has died.

Ian Squire founded a Christian charity, Mission for Vision, in


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A century and a half ago, a new Canadian church gave fleeing slaves a place to worship. Now the sanctuary that welcomed Underground Railroad conductor

A gunman in full combat gear killed 26 people and wounded another during a Sunday service at a small Baptist church in the southern US state of Texas, before he was shot and killed by police, witnesses and officials said.

The shooting spree rocked the First Baptist Church in Sutherland

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Conservative MPs within Iran’s parliament are proposing that Iranians should only be allowed to vote for members of their own religious group.

In Iran, where 90 to 95 per cent of the population is Shia Muslim, this will essentially mean that it will be impossible

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Women will have to wait 217 years before they earn as much as men and have equal representation in the workplace, research said, revealing the widest gap in almost a decade.

Women are paid and achieve just over half as much as men in the

Officials and police in Tamil Nadu state, India, have ordered 10 churches to discontinue worship services, sources have told Morning Star News.

The news service reports that church leaders have said Hindu extremists compelled state officials and police to issue orders to the churches in Coimbatore District to stop


The vandalised sign at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati on 2nd January, 2017. PICTURE: Via Twitter

A new report shows a continued rise in anti-Semitic incidents across the US in the first nine months of 2017, partly attributable to the Charlottesville, Virginia,

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Christians across the world will be praying for their persecuted brethren this Sunday in the first of two annual International Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.

Held on the 5th and 12th November, the first International Day of Prayer - organised by the World Evangelical Alliance's Religious


500th anniversary of Reformation at Washington, DC’s Lutheran Church of the Reformation. PICTURE: RNS/Adelle M Banks

Five centuries to the day when German monk Martin Luther is said to have nailed 95 theses to a church door in Germany, leaders of the


A British Christian aid organisation wants to build homes for the first group of thousands of homeless Christian Santal people in northern Bangladesh, a year after security forces destroyed their houses killing several villagers.

"Next Monday will be the first anniversary of a night of terrible violence against Christians

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Police in Egypt’s Minya governorate closed another church and arrested 15 people in the village of Ezbet Zakariya last Friday after a mob attacked Copts with stones and destroyed some of their property.

The violence appears to have been fuelled by a flyer that was

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