The profiles of 12 people involved in working for peace for all people in Israel and Palestine have gone online as part of a new World Council of Churches campaign, Seek #JusticeAndPeace in the Holy Land.

The 12 people include both Israelis and Palestinians of various faiths. Among them are

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Armed militia fighters display weapons in the town of Koui, Central African Republic, on 27th April. PICTURE: Reuters/Baz Ratner

The government of the Central African Republic and 13 of the 14 armed groups in the country signed an accord aimed at ending

Australia is a "bludger" in terms of the assistance it offers refugees, according to World Vision Australia chief advocate Tim Costello.

Speaking as World Refugee Day is marked across the globe, Mr Costelllo said that while Australia postured as a good international citizen, “the reality is that

Metropolitan Emmanuel, right, of the Orthodox Church of France gives a speech during a meeting with religious leaders on ways to protect tropical rainforests from threats in Oslo on Monday. PICTURE: Reuters/Alister Doyle  (via Religion News Service)

Christians from across denominations were among religious leaders

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The full-scale Noah's Ark replica at the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky, taken during a preview of the park on 5th July, 2016. At 155 metres long, 26 metres wide and 15 metres high, based on the measurements in cubits found in the

Faith leaders attended a vigil on Monday night after 10 people were injured when a van ran into Muslims who had just left a mosque in London's Finsbury Park. 

London's Metropolitan Police, who were called to the incident in Seven Sisters Road just after midnight on Monday morning, said the

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New deals aimed at reducing the number of migrants reaching Europe’s shores could endanger the lives of people fleeing religious persecution, the European Evangelical Alliance (EEA) has warned.

The Partnership Framework on Migration was launched last year as the European Commission’s response to member states’

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Pope Francis has asked Germany to keep fighting for the Paris climate change deal and to 'tear down walls' that inhibit international cooperation, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday, offering a stark contrast between her agenda and US policy.

US President Donald Trump announced this month that

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Children gather with religious leaders for Day of the African Child celebrations in Nairobi, Kenya, on June 16, 2017. PICTURE: RNS/Fredrick Nzwili

Kenyan faith leaders called on pharmaceutical companies to prioritise the development of affordable, easy-to-swallow HIV drugs for children as part of the 

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A high court in southern India has ruled that Christian priests and nuns are entitled to their right to property despite their vows of poverty, signaling an end to a centuries-old tradition that has left many in the clergy destitute.

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China says it is investigating claims that two of its citizens were engaged in "illegal preaching" before the two Christians were killed by Islamic militants in Pakistan.

Pakistani officials identified the victims as 24-year-old Lee Zing Yang and 26-year-old Meng Li Si. They say they entered Pakistan

Prayer has been identified as the most important factor in supporting the wellbeing of people who attend church, according to a US survey.

The survey, conducted by Teleios Research, found that when asked how church or church members help their well-being, 59 per cent of respondants said through

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After a fierce backlash on social media, Southern Baptists reversed course and adopted a statement denouncing “alt-right white supremacy,” calling it “antithetical to the Gospel of Jesus Christ".

The unusual move on Wednesday was a shift from the previous day, when the Southern Baptist Convention’s Resolutions Committee declined

Christian Solidarity Worldwide has expressed concern over reports that 122 Christians were detained in Eritrea in May as part of a crackdown on members of unregistered churches, calling it a "clear indication that the severe repression of freedom of religion or belief continues unabated" in the nation.

The UK-based

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