20th March, 2014

UK-based agency Christian Aid has warned of an impending humanitarian crisis in parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo after fighting has displaced more than 400,000 people.

The organisation says more than 60 villages

19th March, 2014

Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian mother of five, has suffered yet another setback, and remains on death row in an isolation cell at the women's prison in Sheikhupura, Punjab.

According to AsiaNews, her appeal hearing

Australia's only social justice-themed film festival kicks off in Sydney today with films tackling issues ranging from slavery to racial injustice and gun-related violence.

Now in its second year, The Big Picture Film Festival was founded by Uniting Church minister Rev Bill Crews and

19th March, 2014

More than 150 people have been killed since Friday in central and northern Nigeria in separate attacks on villages populated by a concentration of Christians.


On Friday, 14th March, gunmen

18th March, 2014

Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest has joined with religious groups - including the Catholic and Anglican Churches - in launching a new global initiative aimed at ridding the world of slavery by 2020.

Launched on

Churches in New South Wales have urged Premier Barry O'Farrell to guarantee retail trading hours will not be extended to include the public holidays like Boxing Day in an open letter.

The letter is signed by leaders of the Anglican, Uniting, Catholic and Baptist

ASSIST News Service

The Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS) has told the ASSIST News Service that the appeal in the long awaited blasphemy case of Asia Bibi is due to be heard soon.

Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian mother-of-five, was

World Watch Monitor

The Turkish Ministry of EU Affairs welcomed on 2nd March the return of property seized by the country"s treasury, to the world"s oldest Syriac Orthodox monastery, Mor Gabriel.

In February, the head of the Mor Gabriel Religious Foundation, Kuryakos Ergun,

Christians in Sri Lanka are being pressured to close churches and stop church-related activities in a Buddhist-led campaign, according to Release International.

The organisation - which serves the persecuted church in 30 countries around the globe - says there have been 450 documented acts of

11th March, 2014

Syrian Christians were rejoicing after rebels freed more than a dozen Greek Orthodox nuns ending their near four month captivity in exchange for Syrian authorities releasing dozens of female prisoners.

The kidnappers have been identified as

9th March, 2014

The Free Methodist Church USA announced the release of its kidnapped missionary in Nigeria, Phyllis Sortor.

In a statement signed on behalf of the Board of Bishops of the

Morning Star News

A Christian woman in Sweden has been unable to find work as a midwife since a hospital where she interned last year let her go for refusing to help perform abortions.

Hospital officials in the southern town of Eksjö had

Morning Star News

Suspected Islamic extremists bombed three church buildings on Tanzania"s semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar in February, with one of the blasts injuring several Christians, sources said.

A bomb exploded near the door of the Evangelistic Assemblies of God Zanzibar (EAGZ) church

Russell Crowe's new film, Noah , has attracted controversy over its depiction of the Biblical figure ahead of its release in the US later this month.

Paramount Pictures has added an explanatory message to advertising for the Darren Aronofsky-directed film which explain that artistic licence

An Australian missionary has arrived back in Beijing after he was released by North Korean authorities, having been detained for about two weeks over the distribution of Bible tracts.

The ABC reported that the country's state news agency KCNA had said John Short had

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