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Sudan’s increased fighting empties Christian clerics from the capital Khartoum

South-Sudanese who fled fighting in Sudan gather in Malakal town, which is hosting thousands who returned, in Upper Nile state, South Sudan, Sunday, on 8th May, 2023.

Nairobi, KenyaRNS An attack on a Coptic Christian church during Mass on Sunday in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum is drawing attention to the plight of Christians in the north-eastern African country, where a raging civil war is forcing out Christian clerics. The attack on the Coptic Mar Girgis (St George) Church in Omdurman, across […]

Essay: Responding to catastrophe

Syria earthquake destruction

World Vision’s CLYNTON BEUKES – based in Amman, Jordan, outlines World Vision’s reponse to the earthquake that’s devastated large parts of Turkey and Syria…

Jack Hayford, prominent Pentecostal pastor in Southern California, has died

Rev Jack Hayford1

United StatesRNS Rev Jack Hayford, a popular Pentecostal leader and pioneer of the megachurch movement, often regarded as a “pastor to pastors,” died on Sunday (8th January) at age 88. Hayford died peacefully in his San Fernando Valley home in Southern California, according to a statement from The Church on the Way, a church in Sherman Oaks […]

Agronomist’s autobiography wins Australian Christian Book of the Year

SparkLit Tony Rinaudo

Geelong, Australia The autobiography of world-renowned agronomist Tony Rinaudo has won the 2022 Australian Christian Book of the Year. Tony Rinaudo (left) accepts the award from SparkLit president Paul Barker. PICTURE: Screenshot. The Forest Underground: Hope for a Planet in Crisis tells of how Rinaudo discovered a simple method of reviving damaged trees instead of […]

Israeli court convicts Palestinian aid worker after six years in detention

Israel Beersheba protesters supporting Palestinian Mohammad El Halabi

Beersheba, Israel AP An Israeli court on Wednesday convicted a Palestinian aid worker who has been detained for six years on Israeli charges he funneled tens of millions of dollars in relief funds to the militant group Hamas. The Beersheba District Court found Mohammad El Halabi guilty of supporting a terror organisation but acquitted him […]