Pope Benedict XVI wrapped up his Africa tour Monday by urging the continent to help the poor and to overcome its corruption problem. Benedict appealed to African leaders to share their countries' resources more fairly with the poor.
A new survey found that about 5.3 million Iraqis, or about 19 percent of the population, watch the Christian satellite programs on SAT-7, the ministry reported.
The Africa Assemblies of God Alliance (AAGA) has set out to baptize 10 million believers within a ten year period, the denomination's news agency reported this past week.
An Iranian Muslim extremists group identifying themselves as "Hezbollah" sent a letter to three Iranian pastors with a Muslim background threatening them to return to Islam or else risk being murdered.
More than 100 Iraqi Christians arrived in Germany on Thursday to begin a new life away from the violence and persecution they endured back in their homeland.
Pope Benedict XVI told Muslim leaders in Cameroon Thursday that true religion rejects violence. In a closed-door meeting with 22 representatives of Cameroon's Muslim community, Benedict said religion is the basis of human civilization
North Korea has refused to accept future U.S. food aid and has also expelled five groups that distribute American aid in the country, a State Department spokesman said Tuesday.
Jordan's military court sentenced three Jordanian extremists to 22 1/2 years in jail for a plot to bomb a Catholic church last May. The judge explained that he gave the sentence because he believes the bomb plot itself was a "danger to the state and its people."
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir made a rash statement Monday declaring that all foreign aid groups must leave the country within a year, and can instead drop off supplies at airports for Sudanese relief groups to distribute.
Former President Bill Clinton recently visited a school operated by Catholic nuns in Haiti where children are educated to break the cycle of poverty that entrap families for generations.
A French physicist and philosopher of science is the winner of the 2009 Templeton Prize for religion, the largest annual religion prize given to an individual, the foundation announced on Monday.
After coming under a barrage of criticism for seeming to downplay human rights in U.S.-China relations, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reaffirmed the Obama administration's commitment to promoting human rights after a meeting with a high-level Chinese diplomat this week in Washington.
Sharia law will start to take effect in Malakand district, Pakistan next Monday, causing many to fear that the region, known to be a haven for terrorists, will slip deeper into extremism.
American evangelist and humanitarian leader Franklin Graham called upon President Barack Obama on Tuesday to immediately appoint a special envoy to Sudan to help resolve the growing threat of chaos there after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Sudan's sitting president.
Proposed equality laws by the European Union threaten to make it easier for atheists to file lawsuits against any organization offering public service if they are offended by a displayed religious symbol or by a religious act.
A young Christian man was suddenly set on fire by a Muslim man in Egypt after a rumor circulated that the Christian man had a relationship with the Muslim man's sister.
Southern Baptist mission leaders have taken notice of the rapidly expanding Hispanic population in North America and are addressing ways to overcome cultural barriers to reach this group.
Nearly 200 people from over 20 local churches in England kicked off a Bible reading marathon on Friday during which the Scripture will be read in public for 10 days.
Top leaders of U.S.-based National Council of Churches recently met in Shanghai with leaders of China's official church bodies for discussions that included a partnership to raise the issue of climate change with their respective governments.
South Sudan's leader – a frequent critic of President Omar al-Bashir – agrees that an arrest of the Sudanese president, although deserving, could bring more problems than benefits to the violence-wracked African country, according to American evangelist Franklin Graham.
Nearly 50,000 signatures were collected for a petition asking China to grant refugee status to North Koreans fleeing famine and persecution in their country, reported a U.K.-based ministry.
The Baptist World Alliance reported on Tuesday that although the economic downturn has taken a toll on donations, the 2008 financial report turned out better than expected.
Some faith-based leaders voiced support on Monday for President Obama's budget proposal, applauding it for expanding program funding for low-income and poor Americans.
A Pakistani Christian man took the oath of office as a high court judge on Saturday, beating the odds as an oppressed minority to ascend to the highest judiciary level in the country.
Drought-stricken and internally displaced, many Afghans can't even be assured of one good meal a day for themselves and their family, reported a Church World Service staff on Friday.