London
RNS

The Church of England’s most senior leaders are expected to rebuke Britain’s political leaders over their handling of Brexit at the church’s General Synod this week.

In a special motion at synod, just weeks before the Brexit deadline, the archbishops of Canterbury and York will urge

Thomson Reuters Foundation

A rising number of Cambodian women are being sold as brides in China but complaints and convictions are on the decline with many victims refusing to speak out because their families are colluding with trafficking rings, a regional police chief said.

Thousands of Cambodian women

A Christian women's prayer meeting was disrupted in India on Sunday when a mob of Hindu hardliners verbally abused them and threatened to attack them if they meet again for prayer, sources have told religious freedom advocacy CSW.

About 30 women were at the meeting held in a

Thomson Reuters Foundation

When jihadists on motorbikes surrounded a village in Mali’s Toubakoro commune last October, a US aid group helping local farmers improve their incomes found itself in a bind.

After their one staff member left the area for security reasons, reporting on the project’s progress to

The Hague, The Netherlands
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Climate change threats - from worsening water shortages in Iraq and Pakistan to harsher hurricanes in the Caribbean - are a growing security risk and require concerted action to ensure they don't spark new violence, security experts warned Tuesday.

"Climate change

Gross human rights violations continue to take place amid renewed fighting in South Sudan, according to a new UN report.

In its third report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan found that the ongoing violence and human rights

A film depicting a woman – Petrunya – who breaks church and social traditions by grabbing a cross thrown by an Orthodox priest into an icy river in an Epiphany ritual meant for young men has been awarded the prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the 69th Berlinale film festival

Thomson Reuters Foundation

The United Nations on Tuesday took steps to tackle sexual exploitation and abuse within its ranks, naming an array of experts to a panel aimed at ending incidents of harassment that have plagued the global agency for years.

The panel will advise the UN Secretary-General

Oklahoma City
The Christian Chronicle

When Phil Brookman preaches, even Alexa listens - and dutifully obeys.

Brookman, a minister for Memorial Road Church of Christ in Oklahoma City, was delivering a Sunday message from I Corinthians 12 when his sermon illustration nearly resulted in the purchase of

Chicago, US
RNS

Harvest Bible Chapel, an embattled Chicago-area megachurch, announced this past weekend that the executive committee of its elders will resign.

The resignations, which will take place over several months, came days after church elders fired James MacDonald, Harvest’s founding pastor.

Harvest

Most lapsed and non-Christians say they would be open to talking about faith matters with someone who listens without judgement - but only 34 per cent say they see this trait in Christians they know personally, according to Barna Group research.

The research, contained in a recent report,  Reviving

Nashville, Tennessee, US
RNS

JD Greear, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, said the denomination’s executive committee should immediately investigate 10 churches named in a report by the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News , including Second Baptist in Houston - one of the largest churches in the

RNS

A prominent pastor who helped mobilise the movement that ousted longtime dictator Robert Mugabe in late 2017 is now facing 20 years in prison for opposing the new regime he helped usher in.

Pastor Evan Mawarire of His Generation Church faces charges of incitement to violence and

Only 4.7 per cent of the 1.2 million people in need of a permanent new home were able to be resettled last year, according to new data from UNHCR.

The UN refugee agency figures showed that just 55,700 refugees were resettled. The data shows that the US took

London
RNS

A British government inquiry into the sexual abuse crisis that continues to shake the Catholic Church has focused on the actions of the Vatican’s diplomatic service - its network of papal nuncios around the world.

Under new policies put in place by Pope Francis, all sexual

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