Nairobi, Kenya
RNS

Sipping black coffee outside his house in Kibera, a slum district here, James Oketch comes up with as many reasons to support polygamy as he has wives.

“I’m proud of my big family because it’s a blessing from God. We should not take that as

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Ongoing efforts to reach victims of a mining disaster in northeastern India have exposed what campaigners say is poor enforcement against such illegal mines, where undocumented workers risk injury or death.

At least 15 people were trapped when an illegal coal mine in Meghalaya state

The world is failing children with the futures of millions affected by conflicts across the globe at risk and perpetrators of "grave violations" against children not held accountable, according to UNICEF.

As the new year begins, the UN children's agency highlighted numerous countries where children are suffering including

Washington DC
RNS

When the 116th Congress was sworn in on Thursday, it became one of the most religiously diverse delegations in American history, with more than a few lawmakers expected to take the oath of office while placing their hands on books other than the Christian Bible.

Thomson Reuters Foundation

The yield of many staple crops could be boosted by 40 per cent by a new process that adjusts the way they turn sunlight into energy, potentially feeding hundreds of millions of more people, American researchers said on Thursday.

Crops such as rice, wheat and

Christians and Muslims have joined together in opposing the threatened demolition of a church in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.

The Chaldean Catholic Church of Divine Wisdowm, built in 1929 by British architect James Mollison Wilson in the district of Adhamiya, has reportedly been marked for demolition by authorities as

BosNewsLife

Seven Christian men who were detained by security forces in southern Laos for holding an "illegal" church service are free, a day after BosNewsLife news agency published about their plight.

A government official in the Phin district of the southern province of Savannakhet confirmed to

The bodies of 34 Ethiopian Christians executed by the so-called Islamic State in Libya are being repatriated to Ethiopia following their discovery in a mass grave in December.

The Ethiopians were killed after IS terrorists seized the coastal city of Sirte in 2015. IS released a video in

Morning Star News

The official notice that a village pastor in Algeria received on Sunday confirmed what he had heard – his church had been ordered to close.

Pastor Rabah Messaoudi had won a legal battle in 2017 after local officials in the Muslim country tried to close

Greece needs help in dealing with the tens of thousands of asylum seekers and refugees who have arrived in the country from war-torn nations like Syria in the past five years, according to a senior member of the Orthodox Church of Greece who has warned of a "huge crisis" coming

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Britain is failing victims of forced marriage, campaigners said on Wednesday, after the government pledged to investigate reports women were being charged to be rescued.

An investigation by Britain's Times newspaper found adult victims were being made to pay for emergency repatriation, with those unable

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Britain appointed its first food waste chief on Monday to help drive a campaign to reduce the millions of tonnes of food binned every year by restaurants, supermarkets and manufacturers.

Ben Elliot, the nephew of Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall and wife of heir-to-the-throne Prince

BosNewsLife

Minority Christians in southern Laos faced a grim New Year after seven believers, including church leaders, were detained by the Communist government's security forces during violent church raids, a well-informed advocacy official told BosNewsLife.

Sirikoon Prasertsee, who leads the advocacy group Human Rights Watcher for

Thomson Reuters Foundation

With global efforts mounting to combat modern slavery and human trafficking, activists say the world must sharpen its focus in 2019 to meet a United Nations goal of ending the ills by 2030.

About 40 million people are estimated to be enslaved, mostly women and

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