Niger has replaced Afghanistan as the worst place in the world to be a mother, according to Save the Children's annual Mothers' Index.




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When Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan's only Christian cabinet minister, was assassinated on 2nd March, it was only the latest act against Christians to provoke outrage worldwide. Now, church leaders in Europe are debating the best course of action to be urged on governments to counter the wave of


Christians were among thousands of families trying to rebuild their homes and churches in northeastern Burma following a 6.8 magnitude earthquake that killed scores of people, Christian missionaries said.

Most of the death and destruction occurred in the northeastern 'Golden Triangle' area


Churches and church leaders have sent messages of support for the people of Japan after a devastating 8.9 magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami rocked the country on 11th March. 

In England, the head of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, sent a message of condolence

Christchurch church leaders are working closely to respond to the needs of both church congregations and the wider community after the devastating earthquake.

Alan Jamieson, senior pastor at Spreydon Baptist Church, said members of the church have lost loved- ones and others were unable to be contacted

The head of the World Council of Churches has said recent events in Egypt were an example of how change can be achieved without violence, saying it was a “miracle and an encouraging sign” when justice and freedom are established through peaceful means.

Referring to events in Egypt, the WCC’s

World leaders have called for an immediate end to violence which broke out between pro-government supporters and protestors seeking its removal in Cairo on Wednesday.

The Egyptian Government has said that five were killed and 836 injured during the violence so far. Including stone throwing and gunfire, it was centred

Coptic Christians in Australia have been anxiously watching recent events unfolding in Egypt amid concerns over the future of communities there.

Speaking as protestors urged a million people to take to the streets of Cairo in a demonstration against the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak , Bishop Anba Suriel,

World leaders and non-government organisations have joined in calling for the Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak, to put an end to violence in Egypt as mass protests continue across the country.

More than 70 people have reportedly died and 2,000 been injured since protestors took to the streets last week and

Almost 600 people have been confirmed dead and more than 13,000 left homeless following floods Brazil following the country’s worst natural disaster in 40 years.

Catholic relief agency Caritas report that mudslides have wiped out entire neighbourhoods and say that limited access to the affected region, which includes the towns

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The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has urged all Anglicans and Christians from other denominations to stand with the Sudanese people as that country prepares for its historic referendum that started yesterday and ends on Saturday, 15th January. 



Asian Christian leaders have challenged what they describe as a distorted interpretation of the Bible's Genesis story about God telling Adam and Eve to "subdue" the earth and to "have dominion" over other living species and non-living resources on the planet. 

"The misinterpretation, which has been



The head of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, says a statement by Pope Benedict XVI that the use of condoms is justified when intended to reduce "the risk of HIV infection" will make it easier for international organisations to cooperate


There is confusion about the fate of a Christian woman sentenced to death under Pakistan's draconian blasphemy law after a minister in the country's government denied reports that President Asif Ali Zardari has ordered her release. 

"This is not true," Shahbaz Bhatti,

Christian groups around the world have reacted with shock following news this week that a Christian woman had become the first woman to ever be given the death sentence for the crime of blasphemy in Pakistan.

Voice of the Martyrs says that while no-one sentenced to death for blasphemy in




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