Lutheran World Federation president Bishop Munib Younan from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land at the assembly. PICTURE: LWF/Albin Hillert.

Lutherans from across the world have gathered in Windhoek, Namibia, this week for the 12th Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation.



Franklin Graham speaks at the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians in Washington, DC. PICTURE: Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

Franklin Graham, son of the famed evangelical preacher Billy Graham, urged fellow Christians to struggle against a "Christian genocide" that he says has


Nine Catholic organisations from around the world have announced they are divesting their savings from coal, oil and gas companies in a joint bid to fight climate change.

Religious orders and dioceses from the US and Italy made the announcement Wednesday, ahead of international negotiations due this

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Tuesday’s verdict of an Indonesian court, sentencing Jakarta’s outgoing governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known as ‘Ahok’, to two years in prison for blasphemy, has received widespread condemnation globally as politicians, academics and rights groups express their concern about religious pluralism in Indonesia.

Ahok, a Chinese


The Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation, highlighted in red, in south-central South Dakota. Five hundred acres will be returned to the Rosebud Sioux tribe in the general area. PICTURE: Google Maps

A tribe of Sioux in the US is going back to the land

Police in Ireland have dropped an investigation into whether entertainer Stephen Fry made blasphemous comments on a TV show in 2015 after failing to find enough complainants.

The investigation was launched after an unidentified man made a complaint over an appearance Mr Fry made on an RTE show in which

Christian aid and humanitarian agencies have expressed their disappointment at the Turnbull Government's decision to cut more than $300 million from Australia's foreign aid in the Federal Budget handed down Tuesday night.

World Vision Australia says the latest $303.3 million cut means that today's levels of foreign aid

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In a verdict that surprised many, an Indonesian court has sentenced Jakarta’s outgoing governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known as ‘Ahok’, to two years in prison for blasphemy. The sentence is higher than the prosecutors had asked for.

The news was welcomed by Islamic


North Korea has detained a US citizen - a self-described Christian missionary - raising the number of Americans held there to four.

Kim Hak-song, who was taken into custody Saturday, taught at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. The university, founded in 2010 with donations from South Korean and

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The funeral service of Nabil Mansour at Mar Girgis church in Kozzika, Helwan. PICTURE: World Watch Monitor.

Nabil Saber Ayoub Mansour became the eighth Egyptian Coptic Christian to be murdered in El-Arish, northern Sinai, this year in what appear to be linked

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Khartoum state authorities in Sudan demolished a church building on Sunday as Christians were preparing to worship, sources said.

In the Khartoum suburb of Soba al Aradi, which began as a refugee camp for South Sudanese, a bulldozer sent by Jebel Aulia locality and the

The Australian Christian Lobby has said it hopes a report suggesting money would be redirected from foreign aid to fighting terrorism in tomorrow's Federal Budget with managing director Lyle Shelton saying such a move would "constitute a breach of Australia’s commitment to meet the Millennium Development Goals to tackle

English actor, broadcaster and writer Stephen Fry is reportedly facing a police investigation over whether comments he made on an Irish TV show were blasphemous. 

The Irish Independent reported on the weekend that the investigation was launched after an unidentified TV viewer from Donnybrook in Dublin complained over

Catholic bishops in Venezuela have accused the country's government of failing to solve "serious problems" including shortages of food and medicine as well as providing freedom and security to the citizens of the South American nation and called for an to "repression", according to a statement released late last week.


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