Bishop Munib Younan of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land has been awarded the Niwano Peace Prize - which it has been said aspires to be seen as the "spiritual equivalent" of the Nobel Peace Prize - for his work toward encouraging dialogue among Christians, Jews

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Religious organisations and leaders in the US were swift to react to new Trump administration policies that will widely expand deportations of undocumented immigrants.

"These policies are destructive to families," said Bishop Dwayne Royster, political director of the PICO National Network, an interfaith organisation that provides

More than 65,000 children have been released from armed forces and groups but tens of thousands of boys and girls under the age of 18 continue to be used in conflicts around the world, says UNICEF.

Marking 10 years since commitment to protect children from recruitment and use by armed

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Three top faith leaders in the Central African Republic (CAR), who’ve won international recognition for efforts to end conflict in their country, have welcomed the appointment of a prosecutor for a Special Criminal Court. 

CAR has been beset by religious and ethnic conflict between mainly

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Sister Candida Bellotti, centre, at the celebration in Italy for her 110th birthday on 20th February. PICTURE: From video screenshot.

Italy’s oldest native-born nun, Candida Bellotti, celebrated her 110th birthday with best wishes from Pope Francis and valuable tips for those wanting

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State officials in Sudan plan to demolish at least 25 church buildings in the Khartoum area, according to Christian leaders.

A 13th June, 2016, letter from the Executive Corporation for the Protection of Government Lands, Environment, Roads and Demolition of Irregularities of Khartoum State reveals

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A 2,000-year-old stone block unearthed by archaeologists from an Israeli synagogue in the town of Magdala will be featured in the first-ever joint art exhibit mounted by the Vatican Museums and Rome’s Jewish community.

The block, featuring a relief of a menorah beside two jugs, will be part

The number of children in need of urgent humanitarian assistance in war-torn eastern Ukraine has reached a million - almost double the number at the same time last year, according to a report from UNICEF.

“This is an invisible emergency – a crisis most of the world has forgotten,” said Giovanna

Hilary Scott from Lady Antebellum who took out the awards for Best Christian Music Performance for the song Thy Will, and Best Contemporary Christian Album for the album Love Remains.

To hear  this week's edition of The TCM Update, simply click on this

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Political leaders in India have rejected a critical report by a US government religious freedom commission, while an American Hindu group called it “Hinduphobia.”

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, an independent, bipartisan panel, released a special report earlier this month alleging the fate

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Two imprisoned Iranian Christians have ended their hunger strike after being promised medical care and progress in their case.

Amin Afshar Naderi and Hadi Asgari, both of whom had reportedly suffered ill health and been refused medical treatment, have been in prison since August last

The upholding of human rights in Egypt has progressively deteriorated since the revolution of 25th January, 2011, according to a new report from Christian Solidarity Worldwide.

The UK-based religious freedom advocacy says in the report that the deterioration - which has included a repression of human rights "in the name

World Watch Monitor

Religious freedom in India will never be achieved unless the country is willing to make substantial amendments to its constitution and legal framework, says a new report which also calls on the US to put human rights at the heart of trade and diplomatic interactions

An Anglican archbishop believed to have been murdered on the orders of former dictator Idi Amin was remembered in services marking the 40th anniversary of his death in Uganda this week.

Archbishop Janani Luwum, at the time archbishop of the Anglican Church of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Boga Zaire, had

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On Valentine’s Day, some Kenyan pastors handed out red roses as a sign of love to HIV-positive youth suffering stigma and discrimination.

The gesture was meant as a way to reach out to youth, many of whom feel rejected by the churches.

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