Authorities in the Chinese coastal province of Zheijiang have increased pressure on churches in the area, closing down at least one house church in the lead-up to the G20 summit next month, China Aid has claimed.

The US-based organisation said authorities have been closely monitoring hotels, restaurants, churches and temples

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At least 36 people were killed in an attack on a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday night, the latest in a series of massacres that has left hundreds dead.

The attack, in the village of Rwangoma, near Beni, the major town in

A video released by the radical Islamist group, Boko Haram, appears to show some of the schoolgirls abducted from the northern Nigerian town of Chibok more than two years ago.

The footage, which is undated, reportedly shows some 50 girls with a masked gunman who demands the release of Boko

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As the English Premier League season kicked off last weekend, former Portsmouth soccer player Linvoy Primus is calling all men to come to Stoke City Stadium for a very different kind of gathering.

Linvoy will be one of the main speakers at 'We Are Men

A Catholic church has become the 16th church in the Araucanía and Bío-Bío regions of Chile to be destroyed by arson since last December, according to religious freedom advocacy Christian Solidarity Worldwide.

The San Andreas Chapel was burnt down in the early hours of 9th August and CSW reports that, despite

At least nine out of 10 young people from 18 countries across the globe believe bullying is a pervasive problem within their communities with two-thirds saying they have experienced it firsthand, according to a new poll.

More than 100,000 young people aged between 13 and 30 years and coming from

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Attacks by Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria’s central state of Benue have claimed at least 1,269 lives, a study by Nigeria's  Premium Times  magazine has shown. 

On 21st February, in an attack in Agatu, for instance, one of the most serious in Nigeria in recent years - over 500

Religious liberty and homosexuality among key issues Americans are hearing about from clergy, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center.

Four in ten recent church-goers in the US said they'd heard from clergy about each of the two subjects during the northern hemisphere spring and early summer

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The continued detention of Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church Patriarch Abune Antonios is a "clear indictation" of the Eritrean Government's "obsessive determination to monitor, suppress and control every religious community", according to the chief executive of UK-based religious freedom advocacy Christian Solidarity Worldwide.

Calling for his "unconditional release and reinstatement", Mervyn Thomas

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Muslim Fulani herdsmen attacked a cluster of predominantly Christian villages in Kaduna state last week, killing at least 13 Christians and scattering members of three churches, area sources told Morning Star News.

A survivor of the attacks told Morning Star News that the herdsmen killed

A new law introduced in the Maldives is a "direct attack" on free speech and the use of religion as grounds for doing so was "particularly worrying", according to a UN human rights expert.

The Muslim-majority Indian Ocean nation's parliament adopted the Protection of Reputation and Good Name and Freedom

The Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce has renewed calls for a royal commission into the detention of asylum seekers and refugees on Nauru after The Guardian published a series of leaked files concerning inmates at the detention centre which it says corroborate previous allegations submitted to the government as far back

World Watch Monitor

A Christian in Algeria has been sentenced to five years in prison – the maximum term – and given a heavy fine for blasphemy against Islam and its prophet, for a social media post.

Slimane Bouhafs, 49, appeared before a judge on 7th August in

A retired Catholic bishop famed for his role in aiding victims of the Bloody Sunday shootings during a civil rights protest in Northern Ireland in 1972 has died at the age of 82.

The former Bishop of Derry, Dr Edward Daly, was a priest when he tried to help those




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