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.

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Churches across Australia are being urged to take part in a national day of celebration of marriage.

The day - to be held on Sunday, 9th August - is being promoted as the conclusion to 21 days of prayer and fasting "for a miracle for

22nd July, 2015

Two Christian brothers remain detained on charges of blasphemy against Islam after one of them was accused of having "disrespectful material" on his website, a senior rights official confirmed to BosNewsLife earlier this week.

"A case

21st July, 2015

Refugee advocates have called on the Australian Government to release details of a boat believed to be carrying Vietnamese asylum seekers which has been spotted off the north-west coast of Western Australia.

The boat was reportedly

21st July, 2015

An Iraqi Franciscan priest abducted by Islamic militants in northwest Syria has been released, but Christian leaders cautioned that persecution of minority groups continues in the war-torn region.

Dhiya Aziz was captured on 4th July in

20th July, 2015

UN Secretary General Ban KI-moon has condemned an suicide bomb attack in Iraq in which at least 120 people were reportedly killed.

The so-called Islamic State (also known as ISIS) have claimed responsibility for

17th July, 2015

Three Christians in Egypt have been accused of showing disdain or contempt for Islam after an evangelism outreach to Muslims last weekend in the port city of Alexandria, sources said.

The three Christians

16th July, 2015

A congregation in this central Nigerian city continued worshiping on 12th July after a security man found and tossed over a fence a bomb before it exploded, the pastor said.

13th July, 2015

The number of Syrian refugees passed four million last week, according to the UN refugee agency.

UNHCR said last week that the new figures - which put the number of refugees at slightly more than

10th July, 2015

Five Christians were imprisoned by local authorities in the Mexican village of Tzetelton because they had converted to Protestantism, according to UK-based persecuted church advocacy group Christian Solidarity Worldwide.

In a statement, CSW

9th July, 2015

Islamic extremists with Somalia-based Al-Shabaab killed 17 quarry workers in northern Kenya early Tuesday morning, including several Christians, sources said.

The attack in Soko Mbuzi, near Mandera, took place at

8th July, 2015

Iranian Christian prisoner, Pastor Farshid Fathi, has been told the good news by prison officials, that he will be released on 10th December this year. He had previously expected to remain in prison until December

A year after a 50 day war in which more than 2,000 people died and which left tens of thousands homeless, World Vision has called for Israel's seven year blockade of Gaza to be lifted to allow unimpeded access for humanitarian workers to aid children

7th July, 2015

In a case raising the spectre of religious profiling, Islamic extremist threats have forced a leading Catholic educator to flee Pakistan.

Bernadette L Dean, an educator on Sindh Province"s committee for curriculum and textbook

6th July, 2015

An increasing number of children in Syria are being forced into work including, in the most extreme cases, fighting for armed groups or sexual exploitation, according to a joint UNICEF-Save the Children report.

The report revealed

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