18th August, 2015

Bible Society Australia has acquired Christian book retailer Koorong in a deal which it says will increase access to the Bible around the globe.

18th August, 2015

A woman and her two sons were attacked last week by their father and other relatives after converting to Christianity in what Morning Star News has reported is the latest in a series of violent incidents

17th August, 2015

At least eight people remained missing on Saturday, 15th August, after Iranian security forces raided a gathering of new Christian converts in the city of Karaj as part of a wider crackdown on house churches in Iran, well-informed Christians told

17th August, 2015

Liberal backbencher Warren Entsch introduced a private member's bill which would legalise same sex marriage into Federal Parliament today despite a decision by the Coalition party room last week not to allow a conscience vote on

14th August, 2015

The UN is urging people to donate their social media stream to allow stories from people affected by humanitarian crises in countries such as Syria, South Sudan and Afghanistan to draw the world's attention to human suffering across the globe

13th August, 2015

Former President Jimmy Carter - the first candidate to run for president proclaiming himself a born-again Christian - says he has cancer and it has spread, although he did not reveal the kind of cancer he has.

13th August, 2015

Religious freedom advocacy Christian Solidarity Worldwide has joined with more than 45 other organisations from China, Hong Kong and around the world in calling for Chinese authorities to stop the "illegal detention" of lawyers and human rights activists.

12th August, 2015

The so-called Islamic State has released 22 Assyrians captured during a series of raids on 35 villages in February although more than 200 remain captives.

The Assyrian International New Agency reports that the latest releases on

11th August, 2015

The South Sudan Council of Churches has urged all parties to the country's ongoing conflict to sign a proposed "compromise agreement" to bring an end to the fighting in their country.

The agreement was proposed

11th August, 2015

Two South Sudanese pastors released from prison in Sudan last week have failed in an attempt to have a ban prohibiting them from leaving the country overturned, according to religious freedom organisation Christian Solidarity Worldwide.


10th August, 2015

A case involving the constitutional position of sharia (Islamic law) courts in the Malaysian legal system could strengthen the power of the courts to block Malay conversions from Islam, according to US-based persecuted church

10th August, 2015

Thousands of flowers have been laid out in front of Australia's Parliament House in Canberra today in a gesture which was reportedly made to give thanks to Prime Minister Tony Abbott for the "leadership" he


An estimated 10 million people have been affected by floods in India and Myanmar with scores dead and tens of thousands in need of aid.

Anthea Spinks, World Vision Australia's head of humanitarian and emergency affairs, said this week the monsoonal rains

Two South Sudanese pastors freed from jail in Sudan this week have been prevented from leaving the country due to a travel ban, according to religious freedom advocacy Christian Solidarity Worldwide.

The UK-based organisation said Rev Yat Michael and Rev Peter Reith had been

6th August, 2015

Two South Sudanese pastors on trial in Sudan for crimes calling for the death penalty were convicted on lesser counts today and released on time served, sources said.

Rev Yat Michael, 49, was

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