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Paul Franklin Crouch, a pioneering televangelist who founded Trinity Broadcasting Network, the world"s largest Christian TV network, died on Saturday, according to the network's website. He was 79.

A short statement, read: "Dr Paul F Crouch passed into the presence

29th November, 2013

An Israeli immigration judge has ordered the deportation of a Messianic Jewish man from England who was arrested last week for taking part in an evangelistic event in southern Israel.

28th November, 2013

Nigeria's troubled Christian community was plunged into mourning on Wednesday after the military confirmed that scores of Christians were killed in Nigeria's Plateau state by suspected Islamic gunmen.

Tuesday's attack was the latest unrest to hit

27th November, 2013

Consensus is emerging to begin "contingency planning" to send a UN peacekeeping force to the lawless Central African Republic, the UN"s number two official said on Monday.

Until a UN force, estimated at 6,000 soldiers and

26th November, 2013

At least two million women and girls are trafficking into prostitution, forced slavery and servitude each year while up to 60 per cent of women will experience some form of physical or sexual abuse during

21st November, 2013

The Australian Christian Lobby has expressed disappointment at the passing of a bill in Tasmania's Upper House which they say will make it easier to have an abortion in the state and will provide "less protection"

21st November, 2013

The Australian Christian Lobby has expressed disappointment at the passing of a bill in Tasmania's Upper House which they say will make it easier to have an abortion in the state and will provide "less protection"

21st November, 2013

A Christian lawyer helping to promote religious freedom in Sudan has fled the country after authorities threatened to kill him if he failed to report to them every day, the attorney told Morning Star

Australians are being encouraged to send a Christmas card to their local MP as part of a joint campaign of Micah Challenge and Make Poverty History.

CARDS WITH A PURPOSE: Jemma Payne and feelow members of Gymea Baptist Church write

Governments around the world need to take urgent action to ensure the sanitation-related targets of the Millennium Development Goals - halving the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation and reducing the under five mortality rate by two-thirds -

17th November, 2013

One of the major organisations representing Christians in Nigeria has welcomed the US State Department"s announcement on 13th November that it has designated Boko Haram a Foreign Terrorist group (FTO). The Department also classified

14th November, 2013

A Tasmanian parliamentary report on the issue of abortion failed to make an adequate case for it to be removed from the criminal code, according to the Australian Christian Lobby.

Mark Brown, the organisation's

14th November, 2013

A Tasmanian parliamentary report on the issue of abortion failed to make an adequate case for it to be removed from the criminal code, according to the Australian Christian Lobby.

Mark Brown, the organisation's

13th November, 2013

Rights activists have urged Mexico's government to prosecute local officials responsible for "the unjust imprisonment" and "torture" of four evangelical Christians from 5th to 8th November in the western state of Oaxaca.

Reverend Leopoldo Alonso, leader

12th November, 2013

One of Pakistan's leading Christian lawyers confirmed on Monday that he has survived another apparent assassination attempt by suspected Islamic militants.

"I am being targeted by extremists who want me to end my legal support

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