15th May, 2015

Gunmen killed a church pastor and more than 70 other Christians in Plateau state in the past month, sources said.


Setting fire to church buildings and houses in attacks that

An Iraqi nun has appealed for international aid to protect the country's Christian community as she detailed how the civil authorities in the war-torn nation have failed to do so time and again.

In testimony given to the US House Foreign Affairs Committee in the US capital

At least 40 people have reportedly been killed and hundreds more injured after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal only two weeks after more than 8,000 people were killed in an earlier quake.

The epicentre of the latest quake, which struck at 12.50pm local time,

12th May, 2015

A surge in violence - including reports of abductions of males as young as 10-years-old, and the rape and abduction of girls and women - in South Sudan's north-east has prompted the UN to call for

11th May, 2015

Sudanese authorities have charged two South Sudanese pastors under laws that call for the death penalty, their attorney said.

National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) officials have charged Rev Yat Michael and Rev

11th May, 2015

Airstrikes in Yemen contravene international law, according to a senior UN official.

In a statement released on the weekend, Johannes van der Klaauw - the UN's humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, said he was deeply concerned

8th May, 2015

The Australian Christian Lobby has expressed its dismay over media speculation that Australia's foreign aid will be further cut in next week's federal budget announcement.

Lyle Shelton, the ACL's managing director, said the nation's

7th May, 2015

Image taken from the cover of the report.

Despite a dramatic decrease

7th May, 2015

Pastor Jose Dilson, a Brazilian missionary who has worked in West Africa for 25 years, faces a possible prison term over the conversion of a militant Muslim leader's son, well-informed Christian sources say.

The pastor founded

6th May, 2015

Christians in Nigeria are mourning the death of a pastor's daughter who was killed when a church building was torched during "a vicious attack" on a village in Rogo Local Government Area of Kano State, Christians

5th May, 2015

The killing of a prominent Pakistani social activist has led to protests in Pakistan, two months after a Balochistan press club, which last year mourned the killing of three journalists, was ordered to expel four Christian journalists.

5th May, 2015

The World Council of Churches - which represents more than 500 million Christians - has invited its member churches to join in a special day of prayer for South Sudan on Sunday, 10th May.

The

4th May, 2015

Iranian authorities over the past month have increased pressure on imprisoned US-Iranian pastor Saeed Abedini by threatening to keep him in prison indefinitely, a legal advocate said.

Authorities seem to be taking a "carrot-and-stick" approach to Abedini

4th May, 2015

Iranian authorities over the past month have increased pressure on imprisoned US-Iranian pastor Saeed Abedini by threatening to keep him in prison indefinitely, a legal advocate said.

Authorities seem to be taking a

4th May, 2015

UK-based aid organisation Christian Aid has welcomed the Church of England's announcement that it will dump its investments in coal and oil sands producers in a move timed to coincide with the introduction of a

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