Updated 10am, 3rd June, 2017
with RNS

Christian advocates for action on climate change in the US and around the world have reacted with dismay to US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate change accord.

The decision, which Mr Trump said honours an election

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A church in an Iraqi district once terrorised by the so-called Islamic State group has been restored with the help of local Muslims.

Residents were horrified after reports claimed Christians were facing abuse even after IS had been chased out of their part of the

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US President Donald Trump touches the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City on 22nd May. PICTURE: Reuters/Ronen Zvulun

US President Donald Trump’s decision to maintain the US Embassy in Tel Aviv has disappointed conservative Christians who were counting

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As the battle for the southern Philippines city of Marawi continues, a priest being held hostage by Islamist militants has appeared in a video, pleading for the President to “consider” hostages’ lives and stop bombing the city.

A spokesman for the Philippines army dismissed the

The World Council of Churches has condemned a bomb attack in the Afghan capital of Kabul that has killed at least 80 people and injured several hundred more.

Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the WCC, said he condemned the attack "as a cruel act against innocent people".

ePaul

A Catholic website has launched an intelligent 'chatbot' to help people with evangelising their friends and neighbours.

ePaul, named after the apostle Paul, is described as an intelligent software agent that will interact with visitors to the US-based Aleteia website who are seeking help

War-torn Arab nation Yemen is facing "total social, economic and institutional collapse", a senior UN official has told the Security Council this week.

Stephen O'Brien, the UN's emergency relief coordinator, told the council on Tuesday that the people of Yemen "are being subjected to deprivation, disease and death as the

Tentative plans for Pope Francis to visit South Sudan later this year have been cancelled due to security reasons.

A Vatican spokesman has confirmed reports that the trip - which would have been conducted with the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby - will not go ahead this year.

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Tens of thousands of Christians in the UK and around the world have been taking part in a 10 day prayer initiative aimed at encouraging evangelism which comes to an end this Sunday.

The Thy Kingdom Come initiative, which runs between Ascension Day (25th May) and Pentecost Sunday

Some 10,000 people are fleeing west Mosul in Iraq every day as a military offensive to retake the city from the so-called Islamic State continues.

The UN said on Friday that Iraqi Government figures showed the number of those fleeing peaked at a daily high of 16,100 on 18th May

Almost $5 million was raised through the weekend's Red Shield Doorknock across Australia, the Salvation Army said.

Leigh Cleave, communications and fundraising director at the Salvation Army, said the weekend's initiative - which raised $4,705,738 - was a "tremendous success".

“We have seen incredible generosity from people across the country,

At least 150 people have died in Sri Lanka after a monsoonal deluge delivered more than a month's rain in a single day.

The rain triggered flooding and mudslides and there are fears as rescue workers continue to dig out bodies buried beneath the earth that the death toll could

World Watch Monitor

The family of a Malaysian pastor abducted more than 100 days ago have expressed their disappointment that police are investigating his alleged preaching to Muslims rather than focusing on finding him and bringing his kidnappers to justice.

Pastor Raymond Koh was abducted by masked men

World Watch Monitor

A church leader was among those killed in the recent outbreak of violence in the Central African Republic, it has emerged.

Baptist pastor Ange-Apoléon Ngakolada, 36, leaves behind a wife and eight children.

The president of the Association of Evangelical Baptist Churches in CAR, Singa

Amid growing furore in Australia over tennis champion Margaret Court's comments this week opposing same-sex marriage, Lyle Shelton, managing director of the Australian Christian Lobby, has spoken out in defence of free speech.

In a statement issued on Friday, Mr Shelton said that whatever side Australians are on

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