Dozens are feared killed in fresh attacks on Monday by suspected Fulani militants on several villages in the Gashak area of the Nigerian central state of Taraba.

While police have said at least 15 people were killed in the attack, local media have put the

Key parts of the Old Testament may have been compiled earlier than previously believed, according to a new analysis of ancient texts found on pottery shards.

The shards, which have been dated to 600 BC and contain inscriptions written by at least six different people,

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An Islamist group in Indonesia has, in front of a local police commander, sealed off a brand new church, torn down its sign and demanded that the local mayor cancel its permit. The Santa Clara Church in Bekasi, a heavily-populated

Authorities in Sudan have held two church leaders incommunicado for almost four months yet no official charges have been filed against them, reports the World Watch Monitor .

The news organisation reports that Telahoon Nogosi Kassa Rata, a leader of Khartoum North (Bahri) Evangelical Church, and

Eleven communities received their first full Bible in their language last year and six received the New Testament for the first time while 11 more have their first or additional portions of Scripture translated into their language, according to the United Bible Societies.

The World Council of Churches has called on churches and related organisations to help promote healthy dietary habits and physical activity to help people avoid excessive weight gain.

The call was made last week as the World Health Organization released its first global report

More than 20 Christians were reportedly murdered in the Syrian town of al-Qaryatain after it was captured by the so-called Islamic State, the head of the Syrian Orthodox Church has told the BBC.

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II told the UK-based news organisation some 21

The Australian Christian Lobby has welcomed a policy announced by the Greens to end sports betting advertising.

Under the policy, announced today, all sports betting promotion would be banned in a similar approach to the way cigarette advertising was outlawed in 1992.

Lyle Shelton,

The team behind Australia's National Day of Prayer and Fasting and other prayer leaders have joined in calling on Christians around the world to join in six days of prayer and fasting for the US from later this month.

The group are calling on

Religious freedom advocacy Christian Solidary Worldwide has called for the Nigerian Government to make addressing violence between Fulani herdsmen and villagers in the country's Benue State a priority after reports than more than 10 villages remain under siege by the herdsmen.

The siege, revealed this

Christian leaders in Uganda are strongly contesting a government proposal to introduce registration of faith-based organisations - a move which follows a now abandoned attempt to introduce similar initiative in Kenya.


"If what we are doing is good, then why

Church representatives are among those attending a UN civil society hearing in New York today to advocate for a political declaration targeting the causes of HIV/AIDS and its treatment.

The World Council of Churches Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance, through the Live the Promise HIV Campaign and

The Anglican Church has called on the Australian Government to clarify the status of children who have been released from onshore detention.

In a statement, Bishop Philip Huggins, chair of the Anglican Church of Australia Refugee Taskforce, said that while Immigration Minister Peter Dutton announced

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An Egyptian Copt, Bishoy Kameel Garas, has been declared "innocent" after he served more than half his six-year sentence for charges including defamation of Islam.


Garas, now in his late twenties, was jailed in September, 2012,

Tens of thousands are expected to mark the 110th anniversary of the historic Azusa Street Revival in the US this week.

A 15 hour healing and evangelism crusade, Azusa Now, will be held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, 9th April, with

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