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Christian women who refuse to embrace Islam are facing attacks and even abduction in Egypt, despite the government vowing to boost security and protect the country's Christian minority.

More than a month after she went missing, Christians are still searching for 22-year-old Suzan Ashraf Rawy

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Rev Cornell William Brooks, NAACP President and CEO, speaks at the We Shall Not Be Moved Rally in Washington, D.C., in January, 2017. PICTURE: Creative Commons/Lorie Shaull

The bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church are urging an overhaul of civil rights

World Watch Monitor

The church in India, especially in the southern state of Kerala, is breathing a sign of relief after Yemen confirmed to India’s foreign minister that Catholic missionary Fr Tom Uzhunnalil, kidnapped in Yemen in March 2016, is “alive”.

“We are thrilled to hear that good

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The churches of Egypt are temporarily shutting down their summer activities.

“I asked all our churches and conference centres to cancel their trips and events for the next three weeks,” Dr Andrea Zaki, president of the Protestant Churches of Egypt, told World Watch Monitor. “There

World Watch Monitor

A Christian imprisoned for three years for “insulting Islam and the prophet Muhammad” in his social media posts has received a partial presidential pardon.

Slimane Bouhafs, who converted to Christianity from Islam in 1997, was arrested almost a year ago on 31st July, 2016, for posting a

Eugene Peterson, author of The Message , has said he regrets saying that he would officiate at a same-sex wedding if asked to do by a gay couple who were "Christians of good faith".

Religion News Service columnist Jonathan Merritt, who recorded the comments in an interview with the

Eugene Peterson, the US-based a uthor of  The Message , reportedly  says his view of same-sex marriage has changed and he would, if he was still pastoring and asked to do so by two gay Christians of good faith, perform a same-sex wedding ceremony.

In an interview with Jonathan Merritt of Religion

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Syrian refugees line up to receive aid for the winter from the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, in late 2015. PICTURE: Omar Ibrahim/Reuters

Christians made up the majority of refugees admitted to the US in the first five full

World Watch Monitor

A number of the nine Kenyan men beheaded by Islamist militants al-Shabaab on 11th July belonged to a local church, local sources told World Watch Monitor.

One witness, Johnson Kitsao, told The Washington Post  earlier the attackers were “specifically looking for non-Muslim men”.

The attack took place

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While the Roman Catholic world digests a Vatican letter confirming the church's prohibition on gluten-free wafers, Protestant churches continue to place orders for a Eucharist that won't bother the gluten-intolerant.

Gluten or no gluten - the difference is theological.

 

Communion wafers and wine.

World Watch Monitor

The wife of a pioneering American missionary abducted nine months ago in Africa’s Sahel region has put out a video pleading for his safe return.

In the 2 minute 26 second video released on Tuesday, Els Woodke expresses her despair and desire to be in

RNS

Do churches and other religious organisations have a positive impact on the way things are going in the United States?

Americans are divided on that point, according to a Pew Research Center survey released on Monday that shows they align along predictable party lines.

 

The World Council of Churches has called for a commitment to restoring the social and religious diversity of the Iraqi city of Mosul following news this week of its liberation from the forces of the so-called Islamic State.

In a statement, Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit,

There is a need for a "careful reappraisal" of how the Bible is used when it comes to mental health issues, according to a report from UK-based Christian think tank Theos.

The Christianity and mental health: theology, activities, potential  report, published last week, also calls for an analysis

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