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The kidnap of a pioneering American missionary in Niger is a “terrible tragedy” for the communities he served for 24 years, according to the local mayor. It has also raised security concerns among the country’s missionary community.

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The Australian Christian Lobby has thrown its support behind a move in the Queensland city of Toowoomba to take a stand against pornography.

Last week more than 200 people including civic leaders such as Mayor Paul Antonio gathered to hear stories about the impacts of pornography and to take a

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Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed more than 40 Christians in an attack in this town in northern Nigeria last weekend and left another eight dead in an assault three weeks earlier, area leaders said.

Besides the eight slain between 24th and 26th September

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Nigeria’s Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, has spoken about the release of 21 girls and a boy born in captivity to one of their number: “This is only the first step in what we believe will be total liberation and release of all the remaining girls.”


Iranian pastor Behnam Irani has been released from prison after serving some six years behind bars for charges linked to his Christian activities, friends with close knowledge about the situation, have told BosNewsLife .

"Irani has been released from prison and is now free," confirmed advocacy group

A third of people in the UK would want a Bible if they were stranded on a desert island but more than half said they wouldn't want one, according to new research.

Commissioned by the UK-based Church & Media Network ahead of its 40th anniversary conference later this week, the

A growing number of churches in Finland and around the world are ringing their bells at 5pm every day in a symbol of their solidarity with the people of the war-torn city of Aleppo in Syria.

A member of the Evangelical Church of Finland's Kallio parish in Helsinki first had

Children fleeing the Iraq city of Mosul as a military offensive to retake it from the so-called Islamic State will need years of specialist support to rebuild their lives, World Vision has warned.

Tim Costello, chief executive of World Vision Australia, said the organisation was preparing for the possibility that

More than one in six children in Australia are still living in poverty, according to new data from the Australian Council of Social Service.

A report released on Sunday shows that 17.4 per cent - or 731,300 - children under the age of 15 in Australia were living below the



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Details have now emerged about the conditions of release of the 21 Chibok girls. They were freed before dawn on 13th October in the north-eastern town of Banki, near the border with Cameroon. They were then transported to the capital, Abuja, where they met the

As many as 83 per cent of Australian adults who suffered abuse as a child say they have experienced multiple health and wellbeing consequences as a result, according to a data from the Blue Knot Foundation.

The data, released ahead of Blue Knot Day on 24th October, was based on calls

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Boko Haram has released 21 of the girls kidnapped in Chibok in April, 2014, to the Nigerian Army in Maidugiri, capital of Borno state (where the Islamist group has been strongest), according to the Nigerian President’s spokesman. This has not yet been independently confirmed. 



After waiting seven years in jail, Pakistan's first Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy had her final Supreme Court appeal adjourned, as angry Muslims packed the court room to demand her execution.

Asia Bibi, who is also known as Aasiya Noreen, who has been prison




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