17th May, 2016

Australia's Roman Catholic bishops have called on Christians to "make our voices heard" during the federal election campaign on issues ranging from the plight of refugees and asylum seekers to the fate of the unborn and

The Anglican Primate of Australia, Archbishop Philip Freier, has written to Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and the High Commissioner for Pakistan to Australia, Naela Chohan, calling for Pakistan to reopen the case of Asia Bibi.

Archbishop Freier wrote in an article on his

 

Conflict, violence and disasters newly displaced almost 28 million people within their own countries in 2015, according to a report released last week.

The Global Report on Internal Displacement , produced by the Norwegian Refugee Council, shows that of the 27.8 million people

Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani of the Church of Iran, the country's largest house church movement, and his wife Tina Pasandide Nadarkhani have been released from detention after being detained on Friday but three other church members remain in custody, a senior church official told BosNewsLife on

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Christians in China are preparing for the funeral of Catholic Bishop Thomas Zhang Huaixin who died at age 90 after a turbulent life that included decades of persecution for his faith in Christ and his rejection of government control over church affairs.

Bishop

HEARING THE GOSPEL: For some in Central Asia, radio broadcasts are the only way for them to hear the Gospel message. PICTURE: Day for the Unreached

Churches across North America will join in marking the 'International Day for

Bible Society representatives from around the globe will gather in the US next week for the United Bible Societies' World Assembly.

The event, being hosted by the American Bible Society which is this year marking 200 years of existence, takes place just once every six

Via  World Council of Churches

Some 3,000 people answered a call by Berlin’s Protestant church to march for “openness and tolerance” as a response to a demonstration in the German capital by extreme rightwing groups.

“We stand for the values of our constitution against

11th May, 2016

Sudan this week released one of two church leaders jailed since December, sources said.


Telahoon Nogose Kassa, head of discipleship at the embattled Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church, was

10th May, 2016

Representatives of Egypt's embattled Coptic Christians say the recent kidnapping of a Christian teenager underscores mounting concern about increased anti-Christian violence in the Muslim nation.

Anthonius Farag, 13, was reportedly kidnapped on 5th April in Upper

10th May, 2016

The World Council of Churches has protested against what it says was the "excessive, unreasonable and wholly unwarranted" treatment of a group of WCC staff and church representatives at the hands of Israeli authorities after

9th May, 2016

Christian activists have asked for prayer for a frail Christian evangelist from Azerbaijan who has been spending a year behind bars in neighboring Georgia on what his supporters say are "trumped up charges" of drugs possession.

9th May, 2016

The death toll from an earthquake which devastated the South America nation of Ecuador's north-west last month has reached 660, the UN announced late last week with some 23 people still said to be missing.

9th May, 2016

Islamist militants are suspected to have killed between 20 and 40 villagers in the eastern extremes of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to news reports and a World Watch Monitor source.

6th May, 2016

The Australian Christian Lobby has welcomed news that anti-discrimination case against Hobart's Catholic Archbishop Julian Porteous and the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has been dropped after the complaint which sparked it was withdrawn.

It was reported

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