27th December, 2013

Pope Francis' wish for Christmas is for a better world, for protection for Christians under attack, support for battered women and trafficked children, for peace in the Middle East and North Africa region, and dignity for

26th December, 2013

Suspected Islamic militants targeted Christians in two seperate bomb attacks in Iraq's capital Baghdad on Christmas Day, killing at least 37 people and raising fears that the embattled Christian minority will face a new wave of

20th December, 2013

A senior Democratic member of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee has warned that a Hungarian government investigation into a key evangelical church "opens the door" to communist-style "repressive measures" against faith groups.

In a statement

19th December, 2013

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on South Sudan's President Salva Kiir to "do everything possible" to the end the violence which broke out in the world's newest state earlier this week.

There are reports hundreds

18th December, 2013

A Canadian-American street evangelist left Istanbul on Saturday after Turkey"s Ministry of Interior repeatedly denied him a residence permit with no explanation.

David Byle, Chairman of the Bible Correspondence Course

17th December, 2013

The UK Jubilee Debt Campaign is calling on the president of the World Bank and other international leaders to cancel The Philippines' $US60 billion debt so it can focus on rebuilding in the wake of

12th December, 2013

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: A scene from the CTA special, A Wise Man? PICTURE: Christian Television Australia

Christian Television Australia's Christmas

12th December, 2013

Almost 1,000 people have been killed in violence in the Central African Republic's capital of Bangui in the past week, according to reports received by Christian Solidarity Worldwide.

While the Red Cross confirmed there had

12th December, 2013

Groups opposing the introduction of same-sex marriage - including the Australian Christian Lobby, Family Voice Australia and the National Marriage Coalition - have welcomed the High Court's decision today to overturn the Australian Capital Territory's

11th December, 2013

The Australian Christian Lobby has expressed disappointment federal politicians look set to repeal modest gambling reforms introduced by the previous Gillard government.

Legislation to repeal 2012 reforms which included an ACT trial of mandatory

10th December, 2013

Christian activists have expressed concern that a revised constitution for Vietnam can be used to repress religious leaders and faith groups.

The constitution, which was passed on 28th November by an almost unanimous vote through parliament,

9th December, 2013

Egyptian authorities this week arrested a Christian who is arguably the nation"s most well-known convert from Islam and are investigating him for several activities, including allegedly inciting "sectarian strife."

World Watch Monitor


The plight of Christians around the world was discussed in a three-hour debate at the Houses of Parliament in London on Tuesday.

Members of the House

4th December, 2013

The Vatican has reported that 12 nuns were abducted as opposition rebels captured Syria"s historically Christian town of Maaloula on Monday.

The majority of the town"s Christian population is thought

ASSIST News Service

Paul Franklin Crouch, a pioneering televangelist who founded Trinity Broadcasting Network, the world"s largest Christian TV network, died on Saturday, according to the network's website. He was 79.

A short statement, read: "Dr Paul F Crouch passed into the presence




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