25th May, 2016

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Australia's largest providers of services for the homeless have joined

25th May, 2016

There has been a seven-fold increase in the persecution of Christians in China in the past nine years, according to the latest annual report from US-based persecuted church advocacy group China Aid Association.

The organisation said

24th May, 2016

Almost 24,000 Queenslanders have signed an e-petition calling on the State Parliament to reject an abortion reform bill put forward by independent Cairns MP Rob Pyne.

The e-petition, which was created by Wendy Francis, Queensland

23rd May, 2016

Veteran dissident and Catholic priest, Fr Nguyen Van Ly, was reportedly released from prison in Vietnam ahead of an official visit to the country this week by US President Barack Obama.

Church officials reportedly said that

20th May, 2016

Global life expectancy increased by five years between 2000 and 2015 to 71.4 years but major inequalities in how long we can be expected to live still exists both within and between countries, according to the

20th May, 2016

The area of Qasr al-Yahud, which extends around the western bank of the Jordan River, claimed as the site of Jesus' baptism, will be cleared of mines and other ordnance that still lie scattered some

19th May, 2016

Four of five people across the globe would welcome refugees fleeing danger into their own country while one in 10 would let them stay in their own home, according to a global survey conducted for Amnesty

19th May, 2016

Church leaders in India's eastern state of Jharkhand say the murder of a Lutheran pastor by suspected Hindu militants marks a new chapter in an ongoing crackdown on Christians in the region.

The body of

18th May, 2016

The Australian Christian Lobby has called on Labor's leader, Bill Shorten, to clarify his position on the controversial Safe Schools program, saying it was concerning that the party was not ruling out reinstating elements of the

18th May, 2016

The steering committee of the US church-born initiative, Say Something Nice Sunday, are calling on would-be US presidential candidates to take a "pledge of civility" to mark the day in June.

The committee has written a

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.

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