An International Soccer Peace Tournament organised by Catholics has brought together “South Africans, immigrants, and fans from around the world, united in the greatest challenge, peace".

PICTURE: Annette Crimmins (www.sxc.hu)


“The aim is to bring together fans


The shape and priority of Christian mission in the 21st century should show "the love of Jesus Christ for all the world,” Professor Dana L Robert of Boston University told a Friday press briefing at the Edinburgh 2010 conference on world Christianity.

When seeking professional life coaching content to play on air, Australia’s community radio stations are often forced to rely on American programs due to a lack of locally produced ones. While the quality of the content from overseas may be excellent, the presenters’ accents can frequently fail to engage local

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At least 20 people are confirmed dead and hundreds of thousands are homeless as a result of flooding on the island nation of Sri Lanka.

"This is the worst flooding to hit the country since the Asian tsunami devastated Sri

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A Filipino couple who are both pastors have become accidental entrepreneurs after their daughter's search for body care products for her allergy-sensitive skin led to the creation of a home-based industry, which the family sees

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Almost two-thirds of Europeans think Christian values are still relevant to contemporary life and are ready to acknowledge the Church's efforts to promote them, a recent survey carried out for  La Croix  daily newspaper has found. 

"Whether rooted in Christianity or not,


A group of Muslim herdsmen disguised as soldiers "butchered" and then burned over a dozen Christians Wednesday, 17th March, in a small Christian village in central Nigeria, near the location where hundreds were killed last week, witnesses and officials said.

The attackers

Human rights groups are putting pressure on the Nigerian Government to ensure the prompt investigation into a massacre in which hundreds of Christians are believed to have been killed earlier this month.

Human rights organisations Christian Solidarity Worldwide and Human Rights Watch are among those who have called on the


Thousands of Christians worldwide will unite in prayer for Burma next week as part of global day of prayer for the nation, organisers said.

It comes amid reports that thousands of predominantly Christian Karens have fled their homes amid fresh attacks by government backed troops on their

Aid agencies are scrambling to respond after news that at least 700 people have died after an 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck the South American nation of Chile on Saturday.

As many as two million people have reportedly have been affected by the quake and subsequent tsunami.

There has been extensive


The authorities in Haiti have increased their estimate of the number of people killed by the devastating 12 January 2010 earthquake from 212,000 to 230,000, with the final figure likely to be much higher.

Twelve days afterwards, it was believed that 150,000

The World Council of Churches has applauded the decision of G7 nations to cancel Haiti’s debts and urged others to follow suit.

The council’s general secretary, Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, has called upon the International Monetary Fund and other international financial institutions to follow the example of the G7

A 6.1 magnitude aftershock rocked Haiti earlier this week in the wake of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake which devastated the nation on 12th January, estimated to have killed anywhere from between 100,000 and 200,000 people and to have made another 1.5 million homeless.

Damage from the aftershock - centred about

Australians are digging deep for the victims of the Haiti earthquake with child focused agency UNICEF reporting a surge in giving which “which harks back to the extraordinary response by the public” in the wake of the 2004 Asian Boxing Day tsunami.

UNICEF spokesman Martin

RUTH MLAY, World Vision Australia's country program coordinator for Haiti, was in the Caribbean nation when the earthquake hit. Now located about an hour out of the capital, Port-au-Prince, she speaks of her experience in a communication to World Vision staff in Australia on Thursday, 15th January...

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