Hundreds of African Christian leaders gathered in Nairobi this past week to attend a conference to strategize on how to complete the Great Commission. Paul Eshleman shared about the Unengaged and Unreached People Groups of the world.
A Christian ministry working with persecuted churches said removing North Korea from the U.S. terrorism blacklist gives legitimacy to a country that has the worst religious freedom violation in the world.
Leaders of major Orthodox branches have recommitted themselves to overcoming internal conflicts, a unity effort that one leader says will have an impact on the global Christian church.
A group of high-level Muslim leaders condemned the recent flare in violence against Iraqi Christians and said that there was no justification in Islam for the attacks. The 17 prominent Muslims, joined by 19 Christian leaders, denounced the persecution in their communiqué.
Conservative Anglican Archbishop Peter Akinola of the Church of Nigeria criticized civil liberty organizations, especially those in the United States, for promoting a godless society through the removal of religious references in public.
Circulating documents that implicate Christians planned the murder of a Swami are forged, declared Indian Christian leaders. "Not only our signatures were forged, the contents of the documents were also fabricated."
Pentecostal churches are emphasizing the importance of prayer as they urge their congregants to pray in the coming weeks for the election and in the coming years for spiritual development.
The United Methodist Church and a group promoting economically just trade policies have teamed up to raise awareness about fair trade this Halloween.
Pope Benedict XVI publicly condemned the violence in India during mass on Sunday, an act that was welcomed by India's Catholic clergies while opposed by Hindu nationalist politicians who accused the Vatican of interfering.
Nearly 1,000 police were deployed to the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, said a local official on Monday, after thousands of Christians this past week fled their homes in fear following a string of murders and violence.
Popular speaker and Christian author Joyce Meyer and her husband Dave are preparing to visit famine-stricken Ethiopia for humanitarian relief, the ministry announced on Friday.
The United States removed North Korea from its terrorism blacklist on Saturday, said State Department spokesman Sean McCormack.
Nobel peace laureates former South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former U.S. president Jimmy Carter said war-divided Cyprus is close to reaching a peace settlement that would reunite the small island after decades of separation.
A Catholic-run girls' school in North-West Frontier Province was bombed Tuesday by Pakistani Taliban. No one was killed or hurt because the school, run by Sri Lankan Apostolic Carmelite Sisters, was closed at the time due to threats.
Religious freedom experts criticized this week a United Nations anti-blasphemy resolution for most likely hindering Christian evangelism and spreading Sharia law. "This anti-blasphemy resolution is mostly seen to be putting a 'chilling effect' on Christian work and outreach around the world."
The leaders of the two largest reform church groups expressed great excitement this week about their impending union during the first meeting of the two organizations' governing bodies.
Long-time human rights activist Suzanne Scholte became the 9th Seoul Peace Prize laureate Tuesday for her work promoting freedom and human rights for the North Korean people and the Sharawi refugees of Western Sahara.
Three Christians in the northern city of Mosul, Iraq, were killed within the short span of 24 hours on Tuesday. A man and his father were shot dead at their workplace, while in another district unknown gunmen forced their way into a pharmacy and killed a Christian assistant.
While most reports indicate that Christianity is in decline in Europe, the findings of a recent survey suggest that Europeans are more religious than widely thought.
A delegation from the American Bible Society presented Pope Benedict XVI with a one-of-a-kind Bible on Tuesday at the Vatican. The 3,200-page Biblica Polyglotta (Polyglot Bible) was created in honor of the XII Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Catholic Bishops.
A Christian mother recently lost a custody battle for her 13-year-old Christian twins to their Muslim father in Egypt, but vows that she will not give up her children even if it means having a criminal record for not complying with court order.
Hundreds of American Assyrians demonstrated Sunday against a new law passed by the Iraqi Parliament that removed a clause reserving seats on Provincial Councils for Christians and other minorities. Protesters demanded the Iraqi Parliament to reinstate Article 50.
This year, more than 200,000 churches in 175 nations will participate in the largest Israel-focused prayer event in history, according to the DPPJ Web site. The Jerusalem Celebration will be broadcasted live across 192 nations through GOD TV.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America both recently launched initiatives to raise awareness among its members about the global food crisis. PC(USA) has called its church members to go on a weekend fast at the beginning of every month.
Christian leaders from around the world recently met in Dallas to share how the American church is viewed by believers in the Global South. American Christians should understand and help foster local leadership instead of imposing its own model of church overseas, they said.