Sharia-based laws have been passed in more than half of Indonesia's provinces with support for such Islamic laws expected to grow as the country heads towards its presidential election in July
A local Tampa Bay newspaper distributed a copy of the New Testament along with its Saturday edition this past weekend as part of a national effort to deliver scriptures using a newspaper's circulation.
No major violence broke out in Iraq Saturday during the provincial elections, but critics are also fast to point out that voter turnout was low, especially among the mainly Christian minority group known as Assyrians.
Churches and Christian organizations are worried they will have to be more careful when they help the poor if an anti-conversion law is passed next month by the Parliament of Sri Lanka.
A Christian Chinese couple who has been persecuted for years by authorities for their faith is pleading with officials for one final meeting as the husband is said to be near death by medical doctors and the wife is imprisoned for "fabricated charges."
Global Christian network GOD TV will broadcast a music concert featuring big name Christian bands this weekend in an effort to raise awareness about modern day slavery.
Aid organizations are complaining about the severe restricted access to Gaza that has kept urgently needed humanitarian aid from reaching people inside Gaza despite the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas last week.
Christian conservative leaders and pro-life activists strongly denounced President Barack Obama's repeal of the U.S. policy banning the federal funding of international organizations that provide or promote abortions.
President Barack Obama is expected on Friday to lift a ban on federal funding for overseas organizations that promote or perform abortion, a senior White House official said.
President Barack Obama won the praises of some religious leaders on Thursday when he signed executive orders to close the controversial U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, within a year, ban torture and end the CIA's secret overseas prisons.
Two Christians were reported to have died under harsh conditions in Eritrea's military confinement this month, bringing the total of known deaths within the past four months to three believers.
Christians are quietly helping survivors cope with mounds of wreckage as the Gaza Strip is left with billions in damages, thousands who are dead and wounded, and lives that are irreparably damaged.
The anti-God bus ad campaign has now spread beyond the borders of England to the heavily Catholic nations of Spain and was also scheduled to start appearing in Italy next month.
International humanitarian agencies and rights groups sent a letter to President Bush and other U.S. leaders, the United Nations, and Israeli and Egyptian ambassadors this week urging them to protect Gazan civilians according to international law as fighting continues between Israel and Hamas.
Faith leaders met with members of President-elect Barack Obama's transition team on Wednesday to express their strong desire for Obama to issue an executive order to end torture on the first day he takes office.
Israel's intensive strike on Gaza that shows no sign of letting up is increasingly raising concern among aid groups about the flow of medical supplies into an area with severe shortages of medical facilities and thousands of injured people.
Half of the U.K. adoption agencies that the Roman Catholic Church threatened to shut down if they were forced to work with gay couples have decided to comply to the new equality law after the exemption period expired at the beginning of this year.
A large number of churches from around the world this past week joined the international call for a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel as the conflict entered its second week and the death toll approached nearly 1,000 lives lost.
South Korea's Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant leaders have together declared 2009 as the Year of Prayer for Christian Unity.
The Malaysian government has put a stop to a Catholic newspaper over the use of the word "Allah" in its Malay-language edition, the paper's editor reported Thursday.
The problems in Africa cannot be solved with aid money alone, but Africans need to know God, contends an atheist journalist and former politician.
It is hard to imagine the situation in Zimbabwe becoming worse than it is, but health and aid agencies claim there is a rapid increase in cholera deaths and a spike in child malnutrition cases.
The raging arms conflict between Hamas in Gaza and the Israeli military must stop "immediately," declared a global church body on Monday.
Three million people in the highlands of the east African country of Tanzania will receive the Christmas Story in their own language for the first time by Christmas 2009, a Bible translation ministry recently announced.
A vast majority of Britons do not believe in the historical truth of the nativity story about the birth of Jesus, a new survey finds. Seventy percent of Britons are skeptical about the birth of Jesus in a manger and his virgin mother