24th May, 2016

Almost 24,000 Queenslanders have signed an e-petition calling on the State Parliament to reject an abortion reform bill put forward by independent Cairns MP Rob Pyne.

The e-petition, which was created by Wendy Francis, Queensland

23rd May, 2016

Veteran dissident and Catholic priest, Fr Nguyen Van Ly, was reportedly released from prison in Vietnam ahead of an official visit to the country this week by US President Barack Obama.

Church officials reportedly said that

20th May, 2016

Global life expectancy increased by five years between 2000 and 2015 to 71.4 years but major inequalities in how long we can be expected to live still exists both within and between countries, according to the

20th May, 2016

The area of Qasr al-Yahud, which extends around the western bank of the Jordan River, claimed as the site of Jesus' baptism, will be cleared of mines and other ordnance that still lie scattered some

19th May, 2016

Four of five people across the globe would welcome refugees fleeing danger into their own country while one in 10 would let them stay in their own home, according to a global survey conducted for Amnesty

19th May, 2016

Church leaders in India's eastern state of Jharkhand say the murder of a Lutheran pastor by suspected Hindu militants marks a new chapter in an ongoing crackdown on Christians in the region.

The body of

18th May, 2016

The Australian Christian Lobby has called on Labor's leader, Bill Shorten, to clarify his position on the controversial Safe Schools program, saying it was concerning that the party was not ruling out reinstating elements of the

18th May, 2016

The steering committee of the US church-born initiative, Say Something Nice Sunday, are calling on would-be US presidential candidates to take a "pledge of civility" to mark the day in June.

The committee has written a

17th May, 2016

Australia's Roman Catholic bishops have called on Christians to "make our voices heard" during the federal election campaign on issues ranging from the plight of refugees and asylum seekers to the fate of the unborn and

The Anglican Primate of Australia, Archbishop Philip Freier, has written to Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and the High Commissioner for Pakistan to Australia, Naela Chohan, calling for Pakistan to reopen the case of Asia Bibi.

Archbishop Freier wrote in an article on his

16th May, 2016

Almost 9,000 people were killed and millions displaced from their homes when a massive earthquake shook the country

16th May, 2016

Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani of the Church of Iran, the country's largest house church movement, and his wife Tina Pasandide Nadarkhani have been released from detention after being detained on Friday but three other church members remain

13th May, 2016

Christians in China are preparing for the funeral of Catholic Bishop Thomas Zhang Huaixin who died at age 90 after a turbulent life that included decades of persecution for his faith in Christ and his rejection

13th May, 2016

HEARING THE GOSPEL: For some in Central Asia, radio broadcasts are the only way for them to hear

12th May, 2016

Bible Society representatives from around the globe will gather in the US next week for the United Bible Societies' World Assembly.

The event, being hosted by the American Bible Society which is this year marking 200




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