A new poll conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute and The Atlantic shows that when it comes to politics, white evangelical Christians stand apart from every other religious group.

The poll found that 61 per cent of evangelicals say the United States is headed in

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A new cathedral being built in Bahrain will serve as the ‘seat of government’ of the Catholic Church for the northern Persian Gulf, reports AsiaNews.

The Cathedral of Our Lady of Arabia, patron saint of the Arabian Peninsula, to hold 2,000 people, is some 20

An Australian missionary has again been ordered to leave The Philippines after the Bureau of Immigration ruled she was in violation of the conditions of her visa.

The bureau, which said she had violated the terms of her missionary visa, also ordered Sr Patricia Fox, a 71-year-old nun from the


Russia dominated the discussion on a telephone conference call with reporters and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday morning  about next week’s meeting in Washington of government officials, religious leaders and representatives of nonprofit organisations to talk about international religious freedom.

Asked about

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North Korea and Eritrea have the world's highest rates of enslaved people, said a global survey released on Thursday that focused on the roles of conflict and government repression in modern slavery.

The Central African nation of Burundi also has a high prevalence of slavery,

A memorial stone commemorating Nelson Mandela was dedicated at Westminster Abbey in London on Wednesday, marking the centenary of the former South African President's birth. 

Nomatemba Tambo, the High Commissioner for South Africa, and Dlamini-Mandela, grand-daughter of Mr Mandela, were among those who attended the service which was led by the

A study of human bones found in a mass burial ground in south-west Scotland could reveal whether Christianity had a foothold in the country before the arrival of St Columba in the middle of the 6th century.

While there is already some evidence of a major Christian settlement in the

World Watch Monitor

The son of an influential pastor silenced by the Iranian government has been handed a four-month jail sentence for his involvement with illegal house churches, World Watch Monitor has learnt.

Ramil Bet Tamraz’s lawyers were informed of the sentence for “acting against national security” on

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A phone app that enables blind people to video call sighted volunteers to help them won a technology award on Tuesday, amid growing interest in businesses that support vulnerable groups.

Be My Eyes - a Danish company that allows some 87,000 people who

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Cameroonians fleeing an increasingly bloody separatist conflict have received little aid as humanitarian agencies struggle to access the area, the United Nations said this week.

More than 200,000 people have fled their homes in the volatile western regions since late last year, in addition to

World Watch Monitor

Hopes were dashed for the imminent release of an American pastor jailed in Turkey on terrorism charges as a Turkish court on Wednesday ordered him to remain behind bars.

The court scheduled Andrew Brunson’s next hearing for 12th October.

Pastor Andrew


It may be a law of nature: President Trump tweets something about Islam. Anti-Muslim hate crimes follow.

That’s according to a working paper by University of Warwick researchers Karsten Müller and Carlo Schwarz.

Their conclusions correspond with anecdotal reports collected by Muslim civil rights and advocacy

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Children living in orphanages in Guatemala suffer physical abuse, with some locked in cages, researchers said on Monday in a report calling for improving ways of keeping children with their families.

"Serious and pervasive abuses" were found in 13 private and government-run orphanages across the

More than 60 per cent of Britons think the teachings of the world's religions are essentially peaceful but 70 per cent think that most of the wars in history have been caused by religions, according to new research.

A poll looking at attitudes towards religion and violence among British adults

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Women, young and disabled people risk being left out as Britain shifts aid spending to boost its own trade, experts said on Tuesday, with worries over Brexit already hitting the economy.

A parliamentary watchdog and aid agencies criticised plans by Britain's foreign aid agency, the




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