About 1000 people attended the Great Hall of Parliament House in Canberra yesterday as part of the National Day of Prayer and Fasting while hundreds of churches around the country also paused to mark the day.

Matt Prater, chairman of the day, says he

The World Council of Churches has thrown its support behind an appeal against a Malaysian court's decision forbidding the use of the word 'Allah' by non-Muslims.

In a 27th February letter to Rev Dr Hermen Shastri, general secretary of the Council of Churches of

26th February, 2014

Islamic militants stormed a Nigerian secondary school campus early Tuesday, locked a boys" dormitory and set it on fire, killing those who tried to flee and burning the rest alive.

News accounts report that suspected Boko


Devoted Christians in Sudan's largest city were without a place of worship Sunday after authorities of the heavily Sunni Muslim nation destroyed their church building, local Christians and activists said.

Sudanese officials reportedly demolished and confiscated the Sudanese Church of Christ building

World Watch Monitor

Church leaders in the Central African Republic have reiterated their opposition to the ongoing violence in the country and demanded more troops on the ground.

A declaration was signed by four prominent Church leaders, after a gathering of

The death of an asylum seeker and injuring of more than 70 others on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea earlier this week represents "a failure of Australian Government policy," according to the Refugee Council of Australia.

Hundreds of asylum seekers, PNG police and

18th February, 2014

Suspected Islamist militants killed more than 100 Christian villagers in northeastern Nigeria in the bloodiest single attack in months, officials confirmed Sunday..

Fighters, believed to be linked to the Boko Haram group, began raiding the village

17th February, 2014

A dozen Chinese Christians remained detained, three weeks after their evangelical house church in China's capital Beijing was targeted by police, well-informed Christians said.

Protestant Pastor Xu Yonghai and 11 members of his Holy Love Fellowship

14th February, 2014

"SERIOUS THREATS" TO HUMANITY? Part of the statement issued by the WCC this month.

14th February, 2014

World Watch Monitor

Freedom of religion and belief is an issue "whose time has come", the vice chairwoman of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom said this week.

13th February, 2014

An appeals court in Morocco has overturned a conviction against a Christian man who was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment for evangelism, trial observers said last week.

The judge of the Court of Appeal in the

10th February, 2014

An assistant pastor at a church in Mombasa, Kenya was killed on 2nd February while guarding his church during the night.

Lawrence Kazungu Kadenge, 59, assistant pastor at the Glory

7th February, 2014

The rebel terrorist group known as Boko Haram has done it again. This time they killed more than 70. Reports indicate 52 people were killed in a Kawuri village in Borno state. Twenty-two more died in

6th February, 2014

A Christian family in Algeria has been refused permission to bury their son in the local public cemetery because he was not a Muslim.

"The leaders of the mosque demanded

5th February, 2014

The priest of an Egyptian church attacked last week says his church was targeted as part of a wider pattern of retribution from Muslim Brotherhood supporters against churches and security forces following the overthrow

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