The World Council of Churches is planning to host an inter-religious dialogue between Muslims and Christians this fall in a bid to address conflicts fueled by religion in predominantly Muslim countries.
A church council fighting for the rights of Dalit Christians in India has called on churches and Christian organizations to observe Aug. 10 as "Black Day."
As flood waters continue to wreak havoc in Pakistan, the country's leading ecumenical church body has called upon the worldwide Christian community to pray for the more than three million people affected and in need of emergency assistance.
The Church in China is experiencing tremendous growth like never before, says an official with the World Council of Churches (WCC).
More than a thousand people have been killed by heavy monsoon rains that lashed through Pakistan's north-west region last week.
Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill hailed members of the Church this past week for remaining firm in their belief in God in the face of "aggressive atheism" and "resurgent paganism."
A leading minority rights organization states in its 2010 report that religious minorities are facing attack, detention, torture and the repression of their fundamental freedoms on every continent.
One of the main suspects in the 2008 anti-Christian violence in Orissa, India, was been sentenced to seven years in prison for murder.
Thousands of Tamil people, including scholars and language experts, paid homage to Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg, the first Protestant missionary to India, for his immense contributions in the development of Tamil language.
In marking World Environment Day on Saturday, the National Council of Churches in India urged churches, related-organizations and agencies to celebrate and respond to environmental concerns that are due to human activities.
The Bengal Christian Council on Friday condemned the Maoist attack on Mumbai-bound Gyaneswari Express that killed at least 98 people in West Bengal's Midnapore district in India.
A Christian advocacy group Thursday unequivocally condemned the "culture of impunity" in India and said the inciters and perpetrators of communal violence must be brought to justice.
The World Alliance of Reformed Churches has expressed grave concern over the growing violence against Christians in the country.
Communist and former Communist states are becoming less antagonistic towards Christianity. However, persecution continues to increase in Islamic countries.
Lending voices of support for their brethren in Pakistan, Christians on Friday held a protest rally before the Pakistan High Commission in Delhi, requisitioning "strong action" against the perpetrators of violence in a memorandum addressed to Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari
Among the host of politicians and government fact-finding teams who inspected the riot-hit Orissa, India, none have been as vocal as Home Minister P. Chidambaram.
Appalled by the violence and its consequences on Christians in the communally sensitive Kandhamal, India's top government official apologized and offered adequate security and rehabilitation measures to help the affected start their lives newly.
The wave of attacks on churches in Karnataka, India, have only "increased our faith and brought us together," says Archbishop Bernard Moras, whose noteworthy initiative has united churches of many denominations.
Three top Christian decisive bodies in India on Wednesday agreed to foster mutual respect and greater co-operation in addressing common challenges facing the Church.
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on Wednesday voiced disappointment over the Indian government's failure to issue visas to its delegation to enter the South Asian country.
A bomb exploded Saturday in a Roman Catholic church in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, killing two and injuring a dozen. There were at least 500 people attending the church service when the blast went off.
The explosion occurred at 9.15 a.m Saturday at the Assumption Church in a church in Nepal's capital Kathmandu killing two and injuring dozen others.
The battle is won, but the war is not over, says Colombo's top Catholic Bishop after Sri Lanka's Government this week declared an end to the 25-year civil war against the Tamil Tiger rebels.
In a clear indication of the people of India yearning for "secularism" over "communalism," the Congress-led UPA is headed to win the monthlong elections over the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
As the new influx of civilians continue to flood camps and relief efforts continue in full swing, thousands of Christians are alleging discrimination at the hands of local authorities.