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Suspected terrorists from the Islamic extremist Boko Haram group set off four bombs that hit two churches in Kano city on Monday night, killing at least 45 people, sources said.

Rev Ramsey Noah, chairman of the Kano state chapter of

The organisers of Australia's National Day of Prayer and Fasting have called on Christians across the country to join with Christians around the world in 40 days of prayer and fasting.

Under the banner of the Billion Souls Revival Prayer Call, Christians will be fasting

As many as 14,000 people reportedly gathered in the northern Ugandan town of Kitgum last week to bid farewell to Sydney grandmother Irene Gleeson.

Meanwhile Ms Gleeson, who died from cancer in Sydney on 21st July at the age of 68, was also farewelled

Pastor Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church and author of the best-selling book, The Purpose Driven Life , returned to the pulpit on the weekend for the first time since the death of his son Matthew on 5th April.

Thanks staff, local pastors and their

The general secretary of the World Council of Churches has expressed his condolences after at least 78 people died and 140 who were injured in a train crash near Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

The train derailed at 8.42am on 24th July with a

The United Nations General Assembly has declared 19th November World Toilet Day in a resolution passed last week.

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In a statement Jan Eliasson, UN Deputy Secretary-General, said that despite progress made as part of the effort to

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Eritrean authorities are punishing 39 high school students for their Christian faith, excluding them from a graduation ceremony and subjecting them to beatings and hard labor, according to Christian support organisation Open Doors.

After completing a four-month military training required

The Rudd Government's new policy on asylum seekers is "morally bankrupt" and "unworthy of a civilised community", according to Rev Andrew Palmer, spokesperson for the Association of Baptist Churches in NSW and the ACT.

Rev Palmer, who is also the NSW state director of

The Royal Family was celebrating the birth of a new royal heir this morning with the birth of a son to Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge.

The boy, who is now third in line to the throne, was born


The widow of Sheffield church organist Alan Greaves, who was battered to death with a pick-axe handle on his way to a midnight worship service on Christmas Eve, says she has forgiven those involved in the murder.

Speaking on Friday outside the

Eight members of the Church of Iran in the city of Shiraz have been sentenced to jail after being found guilty of acting "against national security", according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide.

In a statement, the group said this week that the eight - who received


An evangelical pastor faced possible abuse in a Kazakhstan prison this week nearly two months after he was jailed for harming the health of his congregants by infusing hallucinogens" into the communion juice" and other charges, rights activists told BosNewsLife.

Pastor Bakhytzhan


The Conference of European Churches last week began operating under a new but controversial constitution that includes moving its original offices from Geneva to Brussels to improve ties with the European Union and between denominations.

Following a sometimes tense 14th Assembly of

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Dr Dale W Kietzman, an expert on the Indian tribes of South America, has reported the tragic killings of some Christian Indians in Ecuador and Brazil.

Dr Kietzman, who was formerly the US Director of Wycliffe Bible Translators and is

Coptic Christians in the UK have commenced three days of prayer for an end to violence in Egypt.

Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of The Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, announced the three days of prayer "for peace, reconciliation and an end to needless




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