A judge in Cairo recently rejected a request by a Muslim background believer in Egypt to legally change his religious status, marking the second time such a request was turned down in the predominantly Muslim country.
A U.S. government commission has condemned the arrest of a prominent Vietnamese religious freedom lawyer who has served on the defense of many high profile human rights cases.
An array of activists and community leaders launched a national campaign Wednesday to support President Obama before his slated meeting with Congressional leaders next week to push forward immigration reform legislation.
As the 20th anniversary of the infamous Tiananmen Square massacre approaches, Chinese Christian leaders in America - many of whom were directly involved in the pro-democracy protest - are heading to Washington, D.C., to pray for a new era of hope and justice in communist China.
Groups representing persecuted Christians are requesting that President Obama mention religious freedom issues in his upcoming highly anticipated address to the Muslim world this week.
Christians in Egypt are upset over a court ruling this past week that sentenced police officers to only five years in prison for the murder of a Coptic man when similar cases would result in life imprisonment or execution.
Hundreds of millions of Christians around the world are expected to come together in prayer on Pentecost Sunday for the annual Global Day of Prayer.
Former Iranian prisoner Roxana Saberi said she felt God was still with her during her detainment, which gave her the strength to recant her confession that she was a U.S. spy. Saberi had previously felt abandoned by God.
Security officers in Iran recently arrested five newly converted Christians and the leader of the house church they were meeting in, reported a Farsi Christian news agency. The arrested Christians were gathering in the house church for worship and Bible study during the raid.
Around the world next week, churches will take part in a wide range of activities to help end the 60-year conflict between Palestinians and Israel. World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel will focus particularly on Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian territory.
A Christian human rights group joined major celebrities and world leaders Wednesday to call for the release of Burma's pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and all of the country's political prisoners.
Christian relief groups are helping to meet the urgent needs of some of the nearly 1.2 million Pakistani civilians who have been internally displaced within the last month by the fighting between the government and Taliban militants.
Israel is opening new archaeological sites with Christian significance and enhancing its security measures in anticipation of an increase in Christian tourists after Pope Benedict XVI's visit last week.
For the first time, the BBC, the world's largest broadcaster, has appointed a Muslim to head the religious programming unit.
The entire population of evangelical Christians in the West Bank and Gaza could fit into one large church in the United States, one pastor from Jerusalem realized after a recent visit to the U.S.
While people rejoice in the release of U.S.-born journalist Roxana Saberi, a rights group is calling attention to two female Christians who are still being held in Evin prison in Iran.
To mark the one year anniversary of the Postville raid - the largest immigration raid in U.S. history at the time - proponents of immigration reform renewed their calls for new laws that protect workers and family unity.
American journalist Roxana Saberi was freed Monday from prison in Iran after an appeals court reduced her eight-year jail sentence to a two-year suspended sentence.
As fighting persists in war-torn Sri Lanka, Christian groups are stepping up to meet the needs of the hundreds of thousands of displaced civilians who are in urgent need of food and clean water.
As alarm over swine flu intensifies, church denominations are joining other public institutions in offering recommendations to their members on how to best respond to the airborne virus.
Masked Taliban militants attacked and killed at least one Christian and injured dozens of others this past week in a Christian colony in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, according to local media.
Hundreds of thousands of civilians caught in Sri Lanka's escalated civil war will soon receive food from a church-based relief group that, like many other charities and governments, is alarmed at the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the north.
The U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs was introduced a bill this week that seeks to impose economic sanctions and diplomatic isolation on North Korea until it abandons its nuclear weapon programs and fixes its human rights problems.
The Baptist Union of Southern Africa is urging its members to pray and vote in the national and provincial elections on Wednesday in South Africa.
Bishops of the United Methodist Church applauded President Barack Obama on Friday for his intention to start the immigration reform process this year.