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Hungary is hosting an exhibition honoring a Church of Scotland missionary killed in Auschwitz-Birkenau for protecting Jewish children in Budapest. Jane Haining was the only Scottish woman known to have died in the Nazi-run extermination camp in occupied Poland. The

Church and political leaders have marked the 500th anniversary of the Reformation at a service in Wittenberg's Castle Church in Germany - the site where, on 31st October, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses denouncing church abuses to the door.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier

At least eight people have died and dozens more have been injured after a man drove his ute into a bicycle path near the National Sept 11 Memorial in New York City.

The rented ute struck cyclists and pedestrians on the bike path before it veered into traffic lanes and

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Pakistan should be designated a “country of particular concern” because of its violations of religious freedom, according to a group of influential US senators.

Senators Bob Menendez, Marco Rubio, Chris Coons, Todd Young, Jeff Merkley and James Lankford wrote to US Secretary of State, Rex

The Australian Christian Lobby has accused Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews of breaking an election promise following the announcement that his government will move to establish a medically supervised drug injecting facility in Melbourne.

Dan Flynn, the ACL's Victorian director, said the government's priority should be to help rehabilitate

The World Council of Churches has commenced a formal dialogue with Confucians for the first time in the organisation's history.

The discussions started on 27th October with an inter-religious consultation on Christian Confucian relations in the South Korean capital of Seoul. Following the consultation, Christian participants have had

The Anglican and Catholic bishops of Townsville have issued a joint statement in which they express concern over “projected mega-mining developments" in Queensland and in particular in the Galilee Basin - the location of the proposed Adani coal mine, saying that politics and business have been "slow to provide strong leadership

Two Kachin pastors who guided journalists around a Catholic church after it was allegedly bombed by Myanmar's military have been jailed in for offences including their alleged support of the Kachin Independence Army.

UK-based religious freedom advocacy Christian Solidarity Worldwide said Dumdaw Nawng Lat, 67, and Langjaw Gam Seng, 35, were

Christians are "called to promote political dialogue, especially where it is threatened and where conflict seems to prevail", Pope Francis told a Christian conference looking at the future of Europe late last week.

Addressing delegates at the  (Re)Thinking Europe: a Christian Contribution to the Future of the European Project , the Pope

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Five Sudanese Christians arrested, but later released earlier in October have now been charged with causing sound pollution through overly loud church services.

The five church leaders – Ayouba Telyan, Abdelbagi Tutu, Ali El Hakim, Ambarator Hamad and Haibil Ibrahim – were summoned to court on Thursday, but

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A Malaysian Christian woman’s campaign for Christians’ right to use the word “Allah” for “God” has resumed in Malaysia’s High Court.

Jill Ireland has been campaigning for Christians’ right to use the word ever since immigration officials at a Kuala Lumpur airport seized eight Christian

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Africa needs 11 million more doctors, nurses and teachers by 2030 to prevent a "social and economic disaster" that could propel millions to migrate, the United Nations said on Thursday.

It said the 11 million were needed to help the continent cope with a booming


The more frequently a household attends worship services, the more likely its members donate to religious institutions, and give generously, new research shows.

“Most strikingly, those attending religious services once a month or more make an average annual religious contribution of $1,848, while those attending religious services

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A new report urges the UK and other governments to take practical measures to turn the rhetoric of ‘freedom of religion or belief’ into reality, to protect the millions who are vulnerable to violence, discrimination and disadvantage as a result of its abuse.

The report, presented

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