7th July, 2014

Zhang Shaojie, the popular pastor of 'Nanle Country Christian Church' (NCCC) in China's central Henan province, has been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment on charges of "fraud" and "gathering a crowd to disturb public order", Christians

7th July, 2014

Supporters of Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian mother facing a death sentence on "blasphemy" charges, have demanded that the courts hear her appeal, after a series of unexplained delays.

Bibi, who was convicted, without supporting

4th July, 2014

The death penalty has no place in the 21st century says UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, urging those nations which still practice capital punishment to take "concrete steps" towards abolishing or no longer practising

3rd July, 2014

The Assyrian television channel Ishtar TV is reporting that five Assyrians are missing in Mosul.

According to a story by the Assyrian International News Agency (AINA), they are two Chaldean nuns from the Daughters

2nd July, 2014

Authorities in North Khartoum demolished another church building today, just a day after giving verbal notice during the congregation"s worship service, sources said.

Bulldozers demolished the Sudanese Church

1st July, 2014

An influential Jewish rights organization says the killing of three kidnapped Israeli teenagers should prompt the United States to pressure Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to end his cooperation with Hamas, the militant group.

The Simon Wiesenthal

1st July, 2014

A Scandinavian rights group has filed suit against the Swedish government on behalf of a Christian woman who was fired for refusing to perform abortions.

Scandinavian Human Rights

30th June, 2014

Melbourne archbishop Philip Freier has been elected primate of the Anglican Church in Australia.

Dr Freier was elected by a special synod of laymen, clergy and bishops on Saturday and takes over from Brisbane Archbishop Phillip

Updated 28th June, 2014

Protestors at the site of the proposed coal mine.


26th June, 2014

Authorities in southern Laos have detained four church leaders and another believer for organising a Christian funeral service as part of a crackdown on Christianity in the area, rights activists told BosNewsLife on Tuesday.

Church leaders

25th June, 2014

Ten Christians in India"s Chhattisgarh state whose faith cost them their food rations were hospitalised last week after a Hindu extremist mob attacked them for objecting to the discrimination, sources said.

25th June, 2014

World Watch Monitor

One day after being released from prison, Meriam Ibrahim was detained again as she and her family tried to leave the country -- only to be released again, according to

24th June, 2014

SHINING A LIGHT ON GLOBAL CORRUPTION: Campaigners gather at the event in Canberra.

23rd June, 2014

An international group of church leaders has called for an international day of prayer for the "peaceful reunification" of North and South Korea.

Meeting in Switzerland last week with the aim of "advancing reconciliation and peace"

20th June, 2014

A judge in Egypt this week sentenced Bishoy Armia Boulous - formerly Mohammed Hegazy, the first Egyptian to try to legally change his religious identity on his official ID - to five years




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