Under pressure from the central government, local Chinese officials from Fushan city secretly offered to pay $219,000 (1.5 million yen) in damages to the megachurch it leveled last week.
Some prominent church leaders voiced support for President Obama Tuesday on his vision for resolving the thorny issue of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Thirteen Pakistani Muslims accused of anti-Christian attacks in the eastern city of Gojra were granted bail, reported a Christian human rights group.
The daughter of a Coptic man was recently kidnapped in Egypt to force her father to agree to a "reconciliation" session with the families of the men who murdered her brother, reported a Coptic advocacy group.
The Christian couple who sheltered a runaway teen convert defended their action by maintaining that the threat to the girl's life is real.
A megachurch in eastern China was recently demolished by reportedly 400 people in police suits, a human rights group reported Tuesday.
An American agronomist and humanitarian said to have had the largest positive impact on hunger and starvation in modern history died this past weekend.
Indian Christians in the eastern state of Orissa live as if they are prisoners, reported a co-worker of a ministry supporting persecuted churches.
There is a deeply rooted mindset among Muslim extremists that makes them especially hostile to Christians in Pakistan, a bishop from Lahore told American church leaders this week.
The global financial crisis is a golden opportunity for an economic justice movement, said a South African businesswoman at a Reformed Church conference in Johannesburg.
Churches are invited to involve their congregants in online mission work through a recently launched Web site that brings spiritual seekers to them.
Members of Reformed churches began a theological critique of the economic crisis Thursday at a global gathering in South Africa.
The World Council of Churches on Wednesday called on Israel to cease and dismantle its settlements in the occupied territories.
Egyptian Muslim leaders are caught in a storm of controversy after a human rights group confronted them about a fatwa (Islamic edict) that stated the building of a church is "a sin against God."
The American Jewish Committee, one of the oldest Jewish advocacy organizations in the United States, denounced a statement made by the World Council of Churches General Secretary the Rev. Samuel Kobia who called Israel's "occupation" of Palestinian territories "a sin against God."
The Chinese government has reportedly issued a secret directive to crack down on at least several major house churches in Beijing, a U.S.-based group reported Tuesday.
The largest ecumenical church body in the world will elect its new general secretary within the next week during a Central Committee meeting that opened Wednesday in Geneva.
Mike Huckabee, most widely known as a former Republican presidential candidate, said recently that evangelicals are more supportive of Israel than even American Jews.
A Coptic priest who renovated his home to accommodate Christian ceremonies in his churchless village is not afraid of the death threat Fatwa issued against him, he declared.
These days, one of Egypt's most well-known converts to Christianity is living a mobile lifestyle, but not by choice. Maher El Gohary and his daughter are moving regularly to escape the Muslim extremists who want them dead for leaving Islam.
A drastic shortfall of expected rain this year resulted in a spike in prices for basic necessities that left millions of people in East Africa having to choose between food or water, reported a relief group.
A U.K. group that aids the persecuted church expressed deep concern about the "appalling" living conditions of Christians in a squalid refugee camp in downtown Islamabad.
The National Association of Evangelicals voiced support for the general idea of a new health care system that would cover more people, but urged those debating the details of the reform bill to remain civil.
A group of conservative Anglicans that broke away from The Episcopal Church recently announced a new project to educate American members about Islam and the challenges it poses to the Church and its mission.
A candidate for the World Council of Churches' top post acknowledged recently the many obstacles keeping churches from joining the ecumenical body, but spoke optimistically about the potential to overcome the differences.