8th November, 2013

Rev. Sunil Raj Phillip (right) shows caricature of an assembly participant at the WCC assembly in Busan. PICTURE: WCC


A investigation by the housing and homelessness charity Shelter reveals "shocking" conditions experienced by homeless families, as government figures show that more than 80,000 children in Britain will be homeless this Christmas.

For many this means emergency housing in bed and breakfast

6th November, 2013

Christians in southeastern Nigeria were mourning this week after at least 25 people were killed in a stampede during a massive evangelistic gathering, officials said.

Saturday's incident at the weekly "crusade", or gathering, of Holy Ghost

5th November, 2013

A young Iranian man who was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment after converting from Islam to Christianity has been released from jail, Iranian Christians and activists told BosNewsLife on Monday.

Mostafa Bordbar, 27, and dozens of

4th November, 2013

Two Vietnamese Catholics, whose arrest sparked mass protests in Vietnam's Nghe An Province in September, have been sentenced to six and seven months imprisonment, trial observers told BosNewsLife last Thursday.

Family members were not allowed to

1st November, 2013

The plight of Christian communities in the Middle East and North Africa, and the region as a whole, will continue to be a key focus for the World Council of Churches, WCC General Secretary Rev Dr

31st October, 2013

Four Iranian Christians jailed for attending a "house church" have lost their judicial appeals.

Mojtaba Seyyed Alaedin Hossein, Mohammad-Reza Partoei, Vahid Hakkani and Homayoun Shokouhi were each sentenced in June

30th October, 2013


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Two pastors from southern coastal towns in Kenya were killed two weekends ago in separate attacks.


30th October, 2013

Orphan Sunday will be marked in more than 50 countries this weekend as a global campaign to highlight the plight of orphans continues to

29th October, 2013

Christian leaders are calling on the United States government to initiate direct dialogue with the Cuban government.

They want to establish a relationship with their Cuban brothers and sisters, pointing out that US-Cuba relations have improved

24th October, 2013

Pastors and peace activists gathered in Korea are holding a 40-day "fasting prayer" in front of the Busan City Hall.

They are protesting the dangers of nuclear radiation and asking to shut down South Korea"s oldest

High profile Christians took part in a public re-enactment of Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper in Sydney on Wednesday morning to mark the DVD release of the acclaimed TV series, The Bible .

THE LAST SUPPER: Surprised commuters were confronted with

22nd October, 2013

Egypt"s government and religious leaders have condemned an attack outside a Coptic church in Egypt's capital Cairo that killed four people, including an eight-year-old girl.

The condemnation came just hours after gunmen shot dead two adults

21st October, 2013

The Salvation Army released $500,000 to aid the bushfire relief and recovery effort yesterday as the bushfire emergency continues in New South Wales this week.

Mostly volunteer personnel have been involved in feeding firefighters

18th October, 2013

There are an estimated 29.8 million people are living in "modern slavery" around the world, according to data from the inaugural Global Slavery Index.

Released this week by the Walk Free Foundation - an organisation founded




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