More people were displaced from their homes as at the end of last year than at any time since 1994 - with one person being displaced from their home every 4.1 seconds, according to the UNHCR's latest Global Trends report.

The report, issued on Wednesday

The Nubian community of Kibera in Kenya - the largest urban slum in Africa - should be given "equal rights and opportunities", according to the UK-based Global Minorities Alliance.

The organisation says the Nubian community is often the victims of injustice and deprived of

The plight of widows around the world will come into focus on the third annual International Widows Day to be held on 23rd June.

First held in 2011 following a declaration by the UN General Assembly, the day is aiming at casting light on

17th June, 2013

Twenty US congressmen have urged Secretary of State John Kerry to pressure Romania's government to end "persecution" and "fully restitute" properties that were "illegally confiscated" from churches and other religious groups under Communism after 1945.

14th June, 2013

Two evangelical pastors were among some 16 Christians recovering from serious injuries after suspected Islamic militants on a motorbike threw an explosive device into their church compound in southeastern Kenya, police and church officials said.


13th June, 2013

World Vision Australia chief executive Tim Costello has been named chair of a new Australian committee aimed at coordinating civil society engagement with G20 world leaders in the lead-up to next year's G20 meeting.

13th June, 2013

A judge in Upper Egypt found a Christian teacher guilty of defaming Islam today and levied a massive fine against her after prohibiting her lawyers from presenting a single witness during the trial.

12th June, 2013

Seventeen years have elapsed since the Coptic Church first requested permission to build a church in the town of Nubaria, Northern Egypt.

On Friday (7th June) their wish was granted.

7th June, 2013

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China"s shuttering of more than a dozen unregistered congregations in Hainan Province is evidence of a plan to do away with house churches, according to the China Aid

6th June, 2013

Expatriate Christians who ran an orphanage in Morocco until they were deported on charges of proselytism said yesterday they will take their fight to be reunited with the children to the Supreme Court if

Churches around the world have been asked to observe World Refugee Sunday later this month, setting it aside as a day to remember and pray for those who are "persecuted and oppressed around the world".

Daadab refugee camp in north-east


Seven members of a house church in China's Henan province spent Sunday behind bars after they were sentenced to long prison terms on charges of "cult activity", a leading rights activist told BosNewsLife .

Bob Fu, president of the China Aid Association (CAA),

Christian Solidarity Worldwide has condemned the deportation of nine North Korean refugees from Laos to China after which they were forcibly repatriated to North Korea, saying the refugees could face "detention, torture and even execution".

The nine North Koreans, who are aged 15 to


The European Court of Human Rights has refused to allow another appeal of three British Christian professionals who claimed they were dismissed for openly expressing their Christian faith, representatives have told BosNewsLife.

"The Grand Chamber...rejected the request for referral from three British


Iran's largest Farsi-speaking Pentecostal church was closed on Monday after one of its leaders was detained during a worship service and moved to an unknown location, Iranian Christians told BosNewsLife .

The closure of the Central Assemblies of God church (AoG) in Tehran




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