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

Crew and staff aboard the OM vessel, the Logos Hope , have welcomed the ship's three millionth visitor on board during a visit to the Phillipines city of Puerto Princesa.

Cyrille Ferando, a 20-year-old university student from the city, was welcomed aboard by Captain Dirk


The pastor of Iran's largest Persian speaking Pentecostal church has been "conditionally released" from prison but his congregation in the capital Tehran remains closed, Iranian Christians told BosNewsLife .

Robert Asserian, a key leader at the Central Assemblies of God Church, was taken into

A group of cyclists have set off on a marathon ride of more than 7,000 kilometres as part of the Bible Society's Bike for Bibles initiative.

Bike for Bibles participants will endure extremes of terrain and weather to raise funds for

Greater weight should be given to vulnerable minority groups in Australia's humanitarian intake, particularly those displaced by conflict in Syria and the Middle East, according to the Australian Christian Lobby.

Lyle Shelton, the group's managing director, says the re-opening of a debate about Australia's refugee


A Catholic priest has been publicly beheaded by suspected Islamic militants in northern Syria after accusations of collaborating with President Bashar Assad's government, BosNewsLife has established.

Francois Murad, 49, was executed among two others in the countryside in northern Syria on Sunday,

Christian Solidarity Worldwide has condemned what is says is the killing of two Kachin civilians by the Burmese Army, calling on the Burmese Army to "take seriously its commitment to the de-escalation of the conflict".

CSW says news of the killings comes just weeks after

World Watch Monitor

A Pakistan court has acquitted a pastor accused of insulting Islam because the pastor"s accuser has told the court he was mistaken.

Karma Patras, 56, already had been released on bail from Sheikhupura District Jail in

A team of eight Australians will set off next week on a 700 kilometre cycle through some of the toughest terrain Papua New Guinea has to offer in a bid to raise funds for the construction of a women's domestic violence refuge in the

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Gunmen opened fire on St Mary Assyrian Church Tuesday morning, wounding two security guards.

According to a story by the Assyrian International News Agency (AINA), a source in the interior ministry said the gunmen were traveling in a civilian car

Four new churches have been founded in Fiji in the wake of a discipleship program run by Samaritan's Purse.

The four churches have been established on the island of Vanua Levu in the aftermath of The Greatest Journey - a discipleship program which follows on


Minority Christians in Somalia faced more violence this week after news emerged that Islamic militants publicly executed a young man because he was a Christian.

The 28-year-old Hassan Hurshe, who had become a Christian while living in neighboring Kenya, was shot by

More than 1,000 people have reportedly died as a result of floods in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand while thousands still remain stranded.

The flooding has been caused by early monsoon rains, believed to be the heaviest in 80 years. Rescue and relief


Nigerian Islamic militants have threatened a massive bloodbath after killing at least two Christians in recent days, forcing thousands of people to flee their villages along Nigeria's northeast, refugees said on Saturday.

The reported threats came as local believers were mourning Christian

World Watch Monitor

Six Iranian converts to Christianity were convicted of crimes related to their membership in a house church, a news service has reported.

Mohabat News, which reports on news of Christians inside Iran, published a report on




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