Global church bodies have welcomed the world's first arms trade treaty as an important step forward following news of its passing at the UN in New York this week.

The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) was adopted by the UN on 2nd April after 154 countries


Christians in Vietnam's Central Highlands faced suffering on Good Friday as anti-Christian villagers and security forces killed at least one church leader and injured several families, local believers and rights activists said.

In the latest known incident, ethnic Hmong pastor, Vam Ngaij

Christian Television Australia's Easter special, Forgiven People, will look at the issue of forgiveness through the story of three Australians who speak about their "dark past and their spiritual journey to a more positive lifestyle".

The three include an ex-bikie chick, Susan, who explains how

Baptist World Aid Australia will increase its focus and funding on preparing communities for the impact of disasters before they happen it was announced today.

The organisation, which says the move represents an "historic shift" in the way it responds to disaster relief around


Dozens of people have been killed in a series of explosions that rocked a bus station in the Christian neighborhood of Nigeria's northern city of Kano.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the five explosions, but the Islamic group Boko


Iranian authorities have released on bail three members of the evangelical Church of Iran who were detained on charges linked to their Christian activities, BosNewsLife learned on Wednesday, 20th March.

Surush Saraie, Mohammad Roghangir and Massoud Rezaie were released by midnight Tuesday

A survey of Sydney's inner city homeless and needy who use The Exodus Foundation's mobile food van has found that almost two-thirds had been visiting the van for more than 12 months.

The survey - conducted by the foundation in conjunction with Macquarie University -

The first ever Council of Churches has been formed in Egypt following a year of discussion and meetings.

The five founding member churches include the Coptic Orthodox Church, the Catholic Church, the Evangelical (Presbyterian) Church, the Greek Orthodox Church and the Anglican Church.


Negotiations on the first global arms trade treaty represent an "historic opportunity" to reduce armed violence around the world, according to Act for Peace, the international aid agency of the National Council of Churches in Australia.

The negotiations, which kicked off at the United Nations

Jim Mellado has been appointed the new president and chief executive of child development and advocacy agency Compassion International following the retirement of Dr Wess Stafford.

Mr Mellado, who takes up his new position in September, has served as president of the Willow Creek


An 89-year-old volunteer for child development and advocacy organisation Compassion Australia was named the Fundraising Institute of Australia's 'Volunteer of the Year' at a ceremony in Sydney on Friday.

Perth-based Wyn Finlayson has been a supporter and volunteer with Compassion Australia for

UK-based rights group Christian Solidarity Worldwide has commended Ladies in White, a non-violent women's protest movement based in Cuba.

The Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White) comprises the wives and other female relatives of dissidents jailed in Cuba. Every Sunday they attend mass dressed


The conclave to elect the next Pope was announced late last week as beginning on Tuesday 12th March, 2013, ending much speculation since the cardinals gathered.

The 115 cardinal-electors within the 1.2 billion strong Roman Catholic Church are expected to deliberate

The number of refugees who have fled Syria due to the ongoing civil war now number more than a million, according to the UNHCR.

ESCAPING WAR: Syrian women, some carrying children, cross into Jordan from southern Syria. PICTURE: UNHCR/N Daoud

7th March, 2013

Abune Mathias has been enthroned as the sixth patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in the African nation.

The ceremony took place in the nation's capital, Addis Ababa, last Sunday, six months after the


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