14th August, 2014

Up to 1,500 Yazidi and Christians in Iraq may have been forced into sexual slavery, UN representatives said this week.

Zainab Hawa Bangura, special representative of the UN secretary-seneral on sexual violence in conflict, and

13th August, 2014

A mob of about 60 people armed with machetes, knives and iron rods raided a Catholic convent and beat up its nuns and priest - the Catholic mission in Rangpur district, 280 kilometres northwest of Bangladesh"s

12th August, 2014

Cover of CSW's new report Cuba: Religious Freedom

Violations of religious freedom

11th August, 2014

One of China's most prominent Christian rights lawyers, Gao-Zhisheng, was with family on 8th August, after he was released from prison, his brother confirmed.

Gao Zhiyi said Gao left the Xinjiang prison early Thursday local time

8th August, 2014

Five Christians accused of "murdering" a Christian convert and organising an illegal funeral for her in southern Laos were found "not guilty by prosecutors, but authorities refused to release them, a rights official told BosNewsLife .

The

7th August, 2014

An Iranian Christian pastor has been charged with "enmity against God" in what persecuted church advocacy group Christian Solidarity Worldwide said might be a "worrying escalation in Iran's campaign against converts to Christianity ".

The UK-based

6th August, 2014

At least 25 people were killed in Cameroon, among them a church leader, as militants carried out two spectacular attacks in the far north of Cameroon at the end of July. In one attack in the

5th August, 2014

Western Australian churches have joined with NGOs in writing to Immigration Minister Scott Morrison and offering housing and support for asylum seeker families with infants who are being held in offshore detention facilities.

The

4th August, 2014

Meriam Ibrahim, the courageous Sudanese women who refused to deny her Christian faith, has finally arrived in the United States with her family last Thursday.

Mrs Ibrahim had been sentenced to death, and refused to renounce

2nd August, 2014

Rallies will be held in Melbourne and Sydney on Saturday as part of worldwide protests being held in support of Christians in Iraq and Syria who are facing persecution at the hands of Islamic extremists.

The Australian Christian Lobby has welcomed the Queensland government's decision to investigate penalties for outdoor advertisers who refuse to remove offensive advertising, but says more needs to be done.

In the wake of a state government parliamentary inquiry into sexually explicit outdoor advertising, the government

31st July, 2014

The head of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) has praised Pope Francis for apologising for "the persecution of Pentecostals by Catholics in the past" during a historic meeting southern Italy.

Geoff Tunnicliffe, whose WEA represents more

31st July, 2014

Christian leaders in New South Wales have called on the Australian government and international community to act to stop persecution of Iraq's Christian community.

Rev Dr Ross Clifford, president of the NSW Council of Churches, joined

30th July, 2014

A bomb attack in the northern Nigerian city of Kano on Sunday killed four Christians and a soldier, sources said.


The bomb was hurled over a fence of

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