An abducted Catholic aid worker from India remained missing in Afghanistan last week despite fresh appeals for her release. Judith D'Souza, 40, was reportedly kidnapped in the capital Kabul on 9th June by a crime group who specialise in abducting foreign nationals.

"So far there is no news of her

Religious freedom advocacy Christian Solidarity Worldwide has welcomed news of a ceasefire and disarmament agreement between the Colombian Government and illegal armed group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces for Colombia (FARC).

Announced this week, the agreement reportedly established "a bilateral ceasefire and end to hostilities and the definitive laying down of

A noted Coptic human rights activist arrested in May and accused of belonging to a terrorist organisation was released from prison on Tuesday after posting bail.

A judge in the Al-Wayly Court of Appeals on Saturday set a 10,000 Egyptian pound ($US1,125) bail for Mina Thabet, 26, director of the

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The body of a Roman Catholic priest kidnapped two months ago in central Nigeria was found today in bushes near a local government building in Otukpo, Benue state.

A church leader at the Catholic Diocese of Otukpo told Morning State News by phone that the

Australian prayer leaders have called on Christians to join in seven days of prayer and fasting in the lead-up to the federal election on 2nd July.

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The organisers of the annual National Day of Prayer and Fasting and the team behind the Canberra

More than 240,000 people have fled their homes in Niger's Diffa region have fled their homes since Islamic extremist terror group Boko Haram launched attacks centred on a military position in the area on 3rd June, according to UN agency UNICEF.

At least 24 Nigerien soldiers reportedly died in the

The general secretary of the World Council of Churches has condemned a terrorist attack in Syria on Sunday thought to have targeted Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II.

Three members of security forces were killed and five more people wounded when a suicide bomber detonated a bomb after he was

The Australian Christian Lobby has rejected the idea that it is 'homophobic' for people who believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman to say so publicly.

Opposition Leader BIll Shorten said in an online debate on Friday night that he didn't want to give 'haters' a

World Watch Monitor

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has released a video, purporting to show that a Swiss nun kidnapped in Mali in January is alive and in good health.

The three-minute video, posted on social media on 16th June, shows a veiled Beatrice Stockly speaking in

Iraq's Chaldean Patriarch has issued a statement condemning the use of crosses, effigies of Jesus and other Christian symbols by militia groups attacking civilians fleeing territories of the so-called Islamic State in the conflict around the city of Fallujah.

Fides news agency reports that Patriarch Raphael Louis I Sako reiterated

Christian representatives have joined with other religious leaders in writing an open letter to politicians and would-be MPs ahead of the upcoming federal election, asking for them to prioritise action on climate change.

An ARRCC poster

The signatories, who include

At least 26,000 people have been affected by floods in Myanmar where heavy monsoon rains have caused floods in five states and regions of the country.

Janet Jackson, the UN's Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, said this week that a range of sources have reported that 14 people have died in

More than 7,000 unaccompanied children crossed from North Africa to Europe in the first five months of this year - twice as many as during the same period past year, according to the latest data from UNICEF.

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Micah Australia has welcomed an announcement by the Australian Greens of a policy which would lift the country's overseas aid budget to 0.7 per cent of gross national income over the next 10 years.

Ben Thurley, Micah Australia's national coordinator, welcomed the move and urged the Greens to negotiate with

A new report from the United Nations says “systematic, gross and widespread crimes against humanity”, including abuses of religious freedom, have been committed in Eritrea and should be investigated by the International Criminal Court.

Only four religious denominations are tolerated in Eritrea: Eritrean Orthodox, Catholicism, the Lutheran church and Sunni

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