Christians have been urged to pray ahead of today's Supreme Court appeal in Pakistan by Christian mother Asia Bibi who faces the death penalty after being convicted of blasphemy.

Ms Bibi was sentenced to death in 2010 after allegations she insulted the prophet Muhammad in a dispute with Muslim women

The international community is not on course to end hunger by the UN Sustainable Development Goal deadline of 2030, according to the 2016 Global Hunger Index.

Produced by the International Food Policy Research Institute, the index shows that if the rate at which hunger declines remains the same as it

The death penalty is a "false hope" which doesn't solve the problem of crime, according to the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines which is urging President Rodrigo Duterte and political parties to abandon plans to restore the death penalty in the country.

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The Australian Christian Lobby has said it is "disappointed" at a Labor Party decision not to support a plebiscite on same-sex marriage.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten announced via Twitter following a meeting of the ALP members and senators in Canberra today that the party would vote against plans for a

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An Assyrian church in Iraq’s north-eastern Nineveh Plains became on Sunday, 9th October, the latest to be destroyed by "the Islamic State" (IS), as the jihadist group continues to face losses on the ground. 

St Barbara Fouq Attal (on-the-Hill) was blown

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Church members in a northeastern town in Kenya fear for their lives after Islamic extremists targeted Christians in a grenade and gun attack early last Thursday morning, 6th October, that killed six people, sources said.

Targeting predominantly Christian migrant workers from Kenya’s interior, rebels from

Haiti began three days of national mourning on Sunday after more than 800 people died when Hurricane Matthew - the fiercest storm to hit the country in more than a decade - swept across the Caribbean nation last week.

The hurricane, which also killed four people in the Dominican Republic,

 

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Three Iranian Christians are to appeal a sentence of 80 lashes they received for taking communion wine, according to reports.

The three Christians, who are all converts from Muslim backgrounds, were sentenced at a hearing on 10th September that reportedly lasted for just 10 minutes. UK-based religious freedom advocacy Christian

US organisation Meet The Need has launched an initiative aimed at encouraging a million Christians to share the Gospel with someone - a neighbour, a co-worker or a stranger - by the date of the US election, 8th November.

Meet The Need, a non-profit which provides free software and services

The death toll from Hurricane Matthew, which swept through several Caribbean nations this week, has reportedly topped 300 as the south coast of the US braces for the Category Four storm's impact.

Thousands have been displaced from their homes in nations such as Haiti, where the majority of the deaths

Children are twice as likely as adults to live in extreme poverty - with almost 385 million children around the world living in that condition, according to a new report from the World Bank Group and UNICEF.

Based on data from 89 countries representing 83 per cent of the world's

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Two months after Russia’s so-called “anti-missionary law” came into effect, an American missionary who lost his appeal, after being one of the first convicted under the law, says it is his “duty” to “press the case as far as I can”.

Don Ossewaarde, who has

At least eight people are feared dead after Hurricane Matthew - the most powerful storm in the Caribbean in almost 10 years - tore through Caribbean nations including Haiti.

The Category Four storm, which reportedly had winds of 230 kph, made landfall in eastern Cuba Tuesday night after earlier passing

A new report refutes the "common perception" that women kidnapped by terror group Boko Haram only serve as wives for fighters or provide domestic support services like cooking and cleaning, noting that women play a broader range of roles including as recruiters and intelligence operatives.

The report, which was based

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