Aaron J. Leichman
Pope Benedict XVI opened up a special two-week assembly of Middle East bishops Sunday in hopes of contributing toward peace efforts through the Church.
The world’s largest network of evangelicals has committed itself to taking measures to ensure that the critical referendum in Southern Sudan is a success.
Catholic Bishops from Muslim-majority countries and elsewhere in the world will convene at the Vatican for a landmark “Special Assembly for the Middle East.”
Authorities in Saudi Arabia have charged 12 expatriates from the Philippines and one from France with proselytizing, according to an official at the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh.
The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh said Tuesday that it has extended assistance to 12 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were arrested along with around 90 other expatriates for congregating for a religious activity.
Libya has released from detention two South Korean nationals – including one pastor – who were arrested this past summer for their alleged engagement in missionary activities.
An India-born mission leader is pleading for Christians in America to “not grow weary in well-doing” and continue to stand with those who are bringing relief – and God’s healing love – to the victims of Pakistan’s massive flooding.
Around the world Tuesday, Protestant and Catholic churches marked the International Day of Prayer for Peace with ecumenical and inter-faith events.
The U.N. Human Rights Council is being called upon to pass a resolution condemning the highly-publicized and now-defunct plan of a U.S. preacher to burn Qurans.
World leaders will gather over the next few days in New York for a U.N. summit to accelerate progress toward the Millennium Development Goals.
USCIRF has called on Egypt’s government to ensure the resumption of the trial of three men charged with the Christmas Eve murders of seven people.
The leader of The Episcopal Church is calling on members of her U.S. church body to observe “A Season of Prayer for Sudan” as the war-torn African nation prepares for a critical referendum to determine its future.
India’s president is being pressed to protect Christians in the country’s northern region after a mob burned down the oldest school in Kashmir and also attacked other Christian institutions.
Police in Indonesia have arrested ten suspects in connection to Sunday’s attack of two church leaders, authorities reported Wednesday. Among the ten is Murhali Barda, head of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI)’s chapter in Bekasi.
A church was attacked in Malerkotla, the only Muslim majority town in the Punjab state of India, following rumors of desecration of Quran in the US, reports said.