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

5th August, 2015

Religious freedom advocacy Christian Solidarity Worldwide has welcomed the early release of a Christian man jailed in Iran's notorious Evin Prison on "unwarranted" national security charges but say hundreds of others remain "unjustly detained" for similar offences.

4th August, 2015

Christians from across the globe will join in a day of prayer for peace and reunification on the Korean Peninsula on Sunday, 9th August.

The World Council of Churches has invited its member churches to join

3rd August, 2015

An estimated eight million people are living in territory in Iraq and Syria controlled by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), according to a UN expert.

Ben Emmerson, the UN special

31st July, 2015

The world's population is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 and top 11 billion by the end of this century, according to new UN projections.

The work of the Population Division of the Department of

30th July, 2015

Hundreds of crosses have been removed from churches in a government-backed campaign. PICTURE: www.freeimages.com

29th July, 2015

More than 10,000 children affected by earthquakes in Nepal have been identified as "acutely malnourished" and about a million children continue to live in areas at "high risk" of landslides and floods, UNICEF said this week.

29th July, 2015

The Australian Christian Lobby is calling upon the Federal Government to defund an $8 million schools' program which it says promotes "radical sexual experimentation and gender theory".

The ACL is also calling on state education ministers

28th July, 2015

An analysis of fires at houses of worship in the US over the past 20 years has found about half were deliberately lit.

Drawing on data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms

28th July, 2015

A delegation of church leaders from seven countries will take part in a pilgrimage in early August to two Japanese cities destroyed by atomic bombs 70 years ago.

The church leaders - who represent World

27th July, 2015

The Malaysian government conceded on 23rd July that Jill Ireland has rightful ownership of eight Christian CDs confiscated from her seven years ago at a Kuala Lumpur airport because they contained the song titles

27th July, 2015


World Watch Monitor

In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, the churches in the predominantly-Muslim West African nation of Niger experienced

24th July, 2015

The Australian Christian Lobby as called on the Queensland Government to rule out any further increases to the number of poker machines at the new Queen's Wharf Casino and called for a $1 bet maximum to

24th July, 2015

As unconfirmed reports and rumors about the status of three Christians kidnapped in Libya by the Islamic State (IS) continue to spread in Egyptian media, a Coptic family waits in fear over the fate of their

23rd July, 2015

A new institute aimed at promoting collaboration between different church denominations in the Arab world and building bridges with people of other faiths will be officially launched in Lebanon later this month.

The Ecumenical

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