A campaign is being launched to mobilize Christians in the West in rallying their U.S. representatives and senators behind an effort to stop Morocco's deportation of Christians.
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu announced Thursday his intention to withdraw from public life on Oct. 7 – the day he is to turn 79.
The director and editor of the Lutheran World Federation's news service has been selected to serve as the next general secretary of the World Association for Christian Communication.
Two Christians accused of blasphemy in Pakistan were killed as they left a courthouse Monday afternoon, reported a Christian persecution watchdog group shortly after the incident.
Six months after Haiti's devastating earthquake, Christian relief groups say much has been done to help the people of the Caribbean country. The road to lasting recovery, however, will take many years.
Eight people in Nigeria were killed early Saturday when Muslim Fulani herdsmen launched an overnight attack on a Christian village near the city of Jos, reported officials over the weekend.
BP officials say there has been no flow of oil going into the Gulf of Mexico since the energy company closed the vents on a new cap Thursday.
A group of American missionaries was among those injured in the bombings in Uganda Sunday night that left at least 74 dead, according to reports.
An alliance of Christian humanitarian groups is pressing the government of Kyrgyzstan to launch an investigation into the recent civil conflict that left over a half-million people in immediate need of food, water, shelter, and medical care.
Cardinal Walter Kasper, the head of the Catholic Church's ecumenical affairs office, retired from his post Thursday, making way for his successor, Bishop Kurt Koch.
International Christian NGO World Vision believes the recently concluded summit of the Group of Eight countries will be rightly hailed for the launch of the Canadian-led Muskoka Initiative, but tainted by low promises and expectations.
A total of 2.4 million people in China have had to evacuate their homes as a result of severe flooding that spread across 10 provinces and regions in the south and along the eastern coast.
While people in at least 55 countries worldwide will be honoring their fathers Sunday, human rights and relief groups will be highlighting the plight of refugees in observance of World Refugee Day.
A global network of churches and related aid organizations is calling on the provisional Kyrgyz government to guarantee the safe transportation of life-saving assistance and access for aid workers to avert a humanitarian crisis in southern Kyrgyzstan, where the flaring of conflict has displaced an estimated 300,000 people from their homes.
After a three-day visit to the earthquake ravaged areas of Haiti, a seven-member ecumenical delegation led by the general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) expressed some concerns about the role of churches in the reconstruction work of Haiti, the upcoming elections and the role of the ecumenical movement in the rebuilding of the country.
A confederation of Catholic relief, development and social service groups says the Sahel region of West Africa is heading for a humanitarian tragedy unless the international community responds to the mounting food crisis.
As this year's Atlantic hurricane season gets underway, the Gulf Coast's most vulnerable children and families face additional hardships from the massive oil spill and ongoing weak economy, warned one of the largest Christian humanitarian organizations in the world.
Violence in Kyrgyzstan that left hundreds dead has also left the southern part of the country "out of control," according to a Christian leader in the area.
Leaders of the National Council of Churches of Kenya and 14 other churches and groups have accused Kenya's government of having a hand in the two explosions that killed six people and injured over a hundred during a rally Sunday against the country's proposed constitution.
Al-Qaida-linked militants beheaded three Christian men in the Philippines, security officials reported Sunday.
An ecumenical delegation led by the head of the World Council of Churches (WCC) will visit Haiti this week to meet with church leaders, government officials, and victims of the Jan. 12 earthquake.
Several hundred Christians gathered in Egypt's capital city Wednesday to protest a high court ruling on remarriage within the Coptic Orthodox Church.
The head of Egypt's largest Christian church body is urging the country's high court to reconsider its recent decision to allow Coptic Christians to remarry after divorce.
Pope Benedict XVI reiterated Sunday his call for an "urgent and concerted" international effort to resolve the ongoing tensions in the Middle East before such conflicts lead to greater bloodshed.
A Christian human rights group is sounding off against an Afghan lawmaker's call for the public execution of Muslim-to-Christian converts.