After nearly 30 years, a US public relations agency that has acted as a powerful gatekeeper for some of the most prominent Christian faith-based organisations is closing its doors.

Mark DeMoss, 56, announced in a letter to friends Tuesday he is closing his eponymous, Atlanta-based firm -

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The world's first television channel dedicated to human rights was launched in London on Tuesday with a promise to deliver hidden stories ignored by mainstream media into people's living rooms.

The International Observatory of Human Rights said its web-based channel would bring human rights issues


A strong faith could be the key to a good night’s sleep, according to a study released this week in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion .

Researchers found that those who believe in salvation and feel they have an


Kenyan faith leaders have joined to condemn a terrorist attack in Nairobi that has left at least 21 people dead.

Police say six armed militants stormed into Dusit D2, an upscale business complex in the typically calm Westlands area, on Tuesday. Flames and plumes of black smoke

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Fleeing poverty and hunger, at least 1,000 Venezuelan children arrived at Brazil's main entry point unaccompanied by parents or without proper documents in the last five months, according to a report obtained by Thomson Reuters Foundation on Tuesday.

Some 52 per cent of those who

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The arrival of a baby box full of useful products is a rite of passage for expectant Finnish parents - but they are tainted by abuse of workers creating many of the goodies inside, said a campaign group on Tuesday.

More than a quarter of

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Police in Upper Egypt evicted Coptic priests and shuttered their church building after an Islamist mob converged on the site over the weekend, according to reports.

Muslim villagers in Manshiyet Zaafarna, Minya Governorate, attacked the church of Mar-Giris (St George) at 1:30pm on Friday, after

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Bangladesh's union leaders said on Tuesday that some garment factories were assigning long-standing workers lower salary grades than they deserved to reduce the impact of a pay rise, after a week of violent protests in which one person was killed.

The government and


The Northeast province of the Society of Jesus has released the names of 50 men it says have been credibly accused of child sex abuse since 1950.

With the report’s release on Tuesday, following others from the Catholic order’s US provinces in recent months, all

Religious freedom advocacy CSW is "deeply concerned" that Cuba's National Assembly failed to add protections for religious liberty to a final draft of the country's new constitution before it goes to a public referendum on 24th February.

In a statement, the UK-based organisation - which noted it continues

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A small Native American tribe in Louisiana whose land has nearly vanished into the sea has moved a step closer to relocating its community further inland after authorities acquired new land for the move, part of a first-of-its-kind project.

The 208 hectares of farmland will

A special locomotive bearing the motto of the 2019 Kirchentag, Germany’s biggest regular Protestant festival, will travel the length and breadth of the country as a “rolling ambassador” for the event that takes place this year in June in the western German city of Dortmund.

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After the militant group al-Shabaab killed three of his colleagues in a recent attack on Christian schoolteachers here, Jared Nyanchong’i packed his few belongings and boarded a bus to the capital, Nairobi.

“These people call us black Satan, devil and kafir,” said Nyanchong’i, 40, a father of three.

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Insects have great potential as an alternative source of protein, but further research is urgently needed before mass production begins in order to avoid environment disaster, Swedish researchers warned Monday.

There is currently an "overwhelming lack of knowledge" on basic questions such as suitable species,


A work titled “McJesus,” depicting a crucified Ronald McDonald, at an art museum in Haifa has brought angry calls from local Christians to remove it - a result the artist said he approves.

Last Friday, hundreds of Arab Christians demonstrated in front of the Haifa Museum of




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