Aaron J. Leichman
A top official of the Federal Emergency Management Agency has apologized to members of a Southern Baptist church and The Salvation Army for a recent incident involving their volunteers and a FEMA cameraman who interviewed them.
International Christian relief agency World Vision is urging the government of Haiti and the international community to treat disaster risk reduction as a critical component of the country's long-term recovery and reconstruction plans as the upcoming hurricane season could create a secondary disaster for Haitians.
The head of the World Council of Churches said Wednesday that the ecumenical church body is “very concerned” about the new escalation of violence against Christians in the city of Mosul and backed Iraqi church leaders in calling for intervention from the government.
Starting Monday, people across America will observe National Salvation Army Week through thousands of events and activities designed to raise awareness of The Salvation Army’s work while also giving thanks to the millions who have supported the evangelical group’s service to the American public.
A confederation of Catholic relief, development and social service groups is calling on the government of Colombia to guarantee safety to people carrying out humanitarian work in the violence-plagued country following threats from one of Colombia's most notorious drug-trafficking gangs.
Thousands of Christians marched through the streets of Hamdaniyah in northern Iraq on Monday to protest against Sunday’s bomb attack that killed one and injured around 100.
The 21st annual U.S. Capitol Bible Reading Marathon kicked off Sunday evening with the reading of Genesis 1:1 and will go on for 90 continuous hours before culminating with the reading of the final chapters of Revelation on Thursday - the National Day of Prayer.
Post-quake efforts in China are shifting from rescue and relief to reconstruction and resettlement as the death toll from the April 14 temblor leveled out this past week at more than 2,200.
Two bombs exploded Sunday near buses carrying Christian students in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, killing at least one bystander and injuring around 100.
Demonstrations, rallies, seminars, and prayer vigils will be held throughout this week to promote the freedom, human rights, and dignity of the people in North Korea, who activists say are “suffering under the most brutal regime in the world.”
The United Methodist Church will officially launch on Sunday its $75 million initiative to eliminate malaria deaths in Africa as people around the world mark the third annual World Malaria Day.
The food crisis in Niger and other parts of the Western Sahel needs to be tackled “urgently” before the beginning of the rainy season makes aid delivery impossible in remote regions, reports an international network of Catholic social justice and anti-poverty groups.
Relief groups distributing aid to survivors of last week’s massive quake in China’s Yushu County are braving the below-freezing temperatures and working to overcome a number of obstacles to alleviate the suffering of thousands.
Tens of thousands of Christians in China’s Sichuan province prayed and offered donations Sunday for those affected by Wednesday’s 7.1-magnitude earthquake in northwest China that killed more than 1,700 people.
The death toll from Wednesday’s 7.1-magnitude earthquake in western China shot up to more than 1,144 late Friday after being reported as 791 just ten hours earlier, according to the government’s official press agency.