Following a report that President Trump is thinking of scrapping the ambassador position assigned to combat global anti-Semitism, a bipartisan group of 167 US House members sent a letter asking him to appoint one soon.

The letter, released Monday, asks Mr Trump to "maintain and prioritize" the

It would be "wrong" if the UK Parliament withheld permission for a second referendum on Scotland's independence, according to the Church of Scotland.

In a statement issued after Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced her intention earlier this week to ask for a second referendum in the light

SAJA'S STORY: Saja, 13, lost her four best friends and her leg - as well as dream of being a gymnast - in a bomb attack on the Bab Al-Nairab neighbourhood in eastern Aleppo more than two years ago. Despite that - and losing her brother in

Church leaders of 12 major Christian denominations have signed a statement calling for Australia to adopt an inclusive and accountable approach to foreign policy which promotes peace and human security, the preservation of "sustainable and flourishing ecologies" and reflects God's priorities for the "poor and most vulnerable".


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An Iranian mother and son who converted to Christianity have been arrested in the north-western province of West Azerbaijan. 

Anousheh Reza-Bakhsh (known as Veronika) and her son Soheil (known as Augustine) were arrested on 20th February at their home in Urmia, the provincial capital. 


Just days ahead of the fourth anniversary of his pontificate on 13th March, the Pope acknowledged he had “spiritual dark moments” in his life during periods of crisis.

In a wide-ranging interview published on 9th March 9 in Germany’s Die Zeit weekly, the Pontiff acknowledged: “I too

An Australian brewery has released a special light beer to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Bible Society Australia.

South Australian-headquartered Coopers Brewery announced the release of a special commemorative light beer this week.

Greg Clarke, CEO of Bible Society Australia, said he was grateful for the support of the

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Lawmakers in the US are pressing the Trump administration to help local communities battle anti-Semitism after a rash of threats to Jewish institutions and vandalism at historic cemeteries.

In a rare show of unity, all 100 senators sent a letter on Tuesday to Homeland Security Secretary John

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Pope Francis has urged all Christians to pray for fellow believers who are persecuted for their faith, saying that “those who persecute them make no distinction between the religious communities to which they belong”.

“How many people are being persecuted because of their faith, forced


Diane Foley, mother of deceased journalist James Foley, at the Foreign Press Club in Rome. PICTURE: RNS/Josephine McKenna

The mother of American journalist James Foley, who was executed by the Islamic State group in Syria, has traveled to Rome to thank Pope

Religious freedom advocacy Christian Solidarity Worldwide is among a coalition of groups calling for the North Korean Government to be held to account for alleged crimes against humanity.

The International Coalition to Stop Crimes Against Humanity in North Korea (ICNK), whose members include the UK based organisation, this week


As part of its goal to protect "the nation from foreign terrorist entry", President Trump's new executive order calls for a report on the number of honor killings carried out in the US by "foreign nationals."

Civil liberties advocates say the focus on honor killings, which a

The Roman Catholic Church in The Philippines is not "against" controversial President Rodrigo Duterte, according to a church representative.

Fr Jerome Secillano, spokesman for the Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, told news agency Fides that the church "has nothing personal against Duterte".

"The church is simply critical of


US President Donald Trump took a second swing at his temporary travel ban, this time targeting travelers from six majority Muslim countries and crafting his executive order in ways intended to survive challenges in US courts.

The new ban, which goes into effect on 16th March, no

Darlene Zschech's new project 'Here I Am/Send Me' is her first since her cancer diagnosis.

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