18th February, 2016

The Refugee Council of Australia has called on the Federal Government to act with more urgency in resettling 12,000 refugees from Syria and Iraq.

The call follows news that while Canada has reportedly resettled more than

18th February, 2016

There has been a "startling increase" in the number of people displaced from their homes in northern Syria in recent days, according to World Vision, which supports a hospital in the region which was among those

17th February, 2016

Children are disproportionately affected, displaced and targeted in violence occurring as part of the ongoing conflicts around the world, according to the UN.

Leila Zerrougui, the special representative of the secretary-general for children and armed conflict,

16th February, 2016

Egypt's embattled Coptic community on Monday marked the one year since video surfaced of the murder of 21 Coptic Orthodox Christians on a beach in Libya.

The men were marched in orange suits across the

16th February, 2016

A "gesture of revolt against death and destruction" is how Archbishop Samir Nassar, leader of the Maronite archdiocese of Damascus, describes the three chapels that the local Maronite community has decided to build in the Syrian

16th February, 2016

Al-Qaeda in Africa has claimed the kidnapping of the Swiss missionary Beatrice Stockly who was abducted in Mali in January.

In an eight-minute video, in which Stockly appears dressed

15th February, 2016

A DEADLY CONFLICT: A ruined neighbourhood in Kabul. PICTURE: File pic (Yan Boechat/www.freeimages.com)

12th February, 2016

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, expressed "utmost alarm" at the worsening situation around the Syrian city of Aleppo on Thursday, saying that "shocking violations and abuses" were being committed on a

11th February, 2016

An ethnic Karen Christian from Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party has been appointed as speaker of the upper house in Myanmar's Parliament in a move hailed as advancing the cause of

10th February, 2016

Family-friendly movies earn more money, according to a report from US-based family-friendly film advocacy group Movieguide.

The organisation's 2016 Annual Report to the Entertainment Industry found that the "most family-friendly" movies averaged more than $US73.01 million

10th February, 2016

Christians boycotted a conference on "the protection of peaceful coexistence" held at the Iraqi Parliament on Sunday, in protest at the failure of such talks to translate into concrete actions.

Chaldean Patriarch Raphael Louis I told

9th February, 2016

PICTURE: www.freeimages.com (image posed by model)

Thousands of detainees have been killed

9th February, 2016

Parents are withdrawing their children from schools due to concerns over a program that the Australian Christian Lobby says endorses students cross-dressing and promotes other "radical sexual concepts".

Developed by Safe Schools Coalition and Minus18,

8th February, 2016

Pope Francis, head of the Roman Catholic Church, and Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, will make history when they meet for in Cuba later this month , marking the first time the heads of

8th February, 2016

An Australian woman kidnapped in Burkina Faso more than three weeks ago by al-Qaeda militants has been released, prompting an intensification of efforts to have her husband - surgeon Ken Elliott - released as well.




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