With Sri Lanka facing its worst natural disaster since the 2004 tsunami, Christian aid agencies are providing emergency relief to those affected by heavy monsoon rains.
Christians around the world are praying for Sudan as Southern Sudanese begin Sunday a seven-day referendum to vote whether to remain united with the North or become independent.
People in the West Bank may be suffering but Christmas remains a time of joy and celebration for Christians in and around Bethlehem, says one leader.
Christian street preacher Dale Mcalpine is to receive more than $10,000 in damages after police in Cumbria, England, admitted wrongful arrest, unlawful imprisonment and a breach of his human rights.Tags Homosexuality
A Vienna-based watchdog released a new report where it voiced concern over the ability of Christians in Europe to publicly express their faith. It warned that discriminatory laws were preventing the equal exercise of freedom in the areas of speech, conscience and religionTags Persecution
Home Secretary Theresa May has said she will be “actively” considering whether to ban the U.S. pastor who caused a diplomatic and media storm when he threatened to burn a Quran to mark 9/11.Tags September 11
A street preacher has been awarded more than $6,000 in damages after a judge ruled it was wrong for police to arrest and handcuff him for speaking out against homosexuality.
The Christian Institute is appealing for prayer ahead of a court hearing next week on the case of Christian guesthouse owners who refused to accommodate a homosexual couple.Tags Homosexuality
Pope Benedict XVI is scheduled to meet with the new general secretary of the World Council of Churches, the Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, on Saturday.
A mother of two has become the first Christian woman in Pakistan to be sentenced to death for blasphemy. Asia Bibi, a field laborer in her thirties, was handed the sentence by a court of sessions in Punjab province on Sunday.Tags Persecution
A Muslim leader is calling on the Iraqi government and US-led forces to step up their efforts to protect the Christian minority in Iraq from extinction.
Church leaders have expressed their sorrow over the attack on a church in Iraq that left around 58 people dead. Dr. Tveit said the WCC was “deeply troubled” by the “continuous suffering” of Christians in Iraq
Churches in India have committed themselves to being “zero tolerance zones” for caste-based discrimination.
The decision to award Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo the Nobel Peace Prize is “heartening,” the head of the World Council of Churches has said.Tags Human Rights
He is a hero of the anti-apartheid movement and an ever influential campaigner adored by the world, but Archbishop Desmond Tutu has decided to call time on public life.