Aaron J. Leichman
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.
Over a million people took to the streets of São Paulo, Brazil, on Thursday for the 18th annual March for Jesus.
Church leaders in Zimbabwe are demanding that their country’s government move faster in implementing the agreement that was made nearly two years ago between Zimbabwe’s leading political parties.
Christian leaders in Iraq are more hopeful after the country’s federal Supreme Court approved the results of the Mar. 7 election this week.
The leaders of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC) and the Council for World Mission (CWM) are sounding off against the recent raid on a church-supported radio station and the subsequent detainment of eight radio journalists and technicians.
Severe floods triggered by torrential rains have killed 24 people and affected over 524,000 in the south, west and central parts of Sri Lanka, the island nation’s government reported Friday.