The head of a Chinese house church organization and his wife have been released by authorities after more than three weeks of detention.
Christians around the world will begin a 30-day prayer campaign for Muslims on Monday that coincides with Ramadan, Islam's holiest month.
The deteriorating and much sought-after Dead Sea scrolls are being digitalized and will be made available to the public and researchers on the Internet, Israel authorities announced this past week.
China missed a golden opportunity to show an improved human rights and religious freedom image during the Olympic Games, the White House said.
A religious freedom monitoring body in its new report urged the U.S. government to put Vietnam back on its blacklist of the world's worst religious freedom violators.
An Egyptian police reportedly struck three women while trying to stop them from repairing the only church in the area, a human rights group said. According to the women, the policeman refused to allow the women to take the sand into the church.
Proud Jamaicans celebrated the success of their Olympians Sunday as dozens of pastors referenced the gold medal wins in their sermons. "God wants to use us for His praise, but it is for us to allow Him to do so," preached the Rev. Douglas Robb.
Russian forces remained in Georgia on Saturday despite having signed an agreement to withdraw all troops by Friday, reports indicate. It is estimated that 100,000 people have been displaced by the violence.
The world's largest ecumenical body celebrated its 60th anniversary Friday afternoon in Amsterdam, Netherlands, at the same church it had held its opening service decades ago.
An American Baptist leader joined the international community in expressing his sadness at the death of Zambia president Levy Mwanawasa, whom he calls a man of faith and a friend.
Churches and Christian agencies are providing shelter and humanitarian aid to refugees from the crisis in Georgia. Many people are escaping the violence with literally only the clothes on their backs and are in need of food and shelter.
The world's leading audio Bible ministry announced Wednesday that it now offers recordings in 311 languages. Faith Comes By Hearing ministry now makes the Word of God available to an additional 13 million people in their own language.
House church pastors in Beijing were forced by officials to sign a document vowing to cease religious activities during the Olympic Games, a human rights group reported Wednesday.
Several high school students in Eritrea were locked up earlier this month in metal shipping containers as punishment for protesting the burning of hundreds of Bibles.
A ministry that works with the persecuted church found parts of a declaration recently adopted by Christian and Muslim leaders troubling because it did not emphasize the differences between the two religions enough and gave too much credit to Islam.
Three evangelical churches in the capital of South Ossetia have been damaged by the conflict between Russia and Georgia, according to a report, released Tuesday.
Two global church bodies representing tens of millions of Christians are looking forward to closer ties in their "pursuit of Christian unity."
President Bush after worshipping at a Beijing church on Sunday as part of his Olympic visit declared that "no state, man or woman should fear the influence of loving religion."
Religious retreats are traditionally focused on strengthening a particular faith, but a new type is cropping up where believers of a variety of faiths are worshipping together.
The Church must lead in transforming social attitudes about gender inequality as part of the fight against HIV/AIDS, said a Christian agency on the closing day of the 17th International AIDS Conference.
A pro-house church group claims the Chinese government is using deception to convince U.S. President Bush to visit a government-sanctioned church during his visit to China for the Beijing Olympic Games by claiming it incorporates house churches.
The U.S. government body in charge of monitoring religious freedom in the world applauded the State Department for its recent announcement that human rights will be part of "normalization" discussions between Pyongyang and Washington.
The faith community will continue to advocate for the lifting of travel restrictions on people living with HIV until the rule is removed worldwide, vowed religious leaders at the 17th International AIDS Conference.
The son of a top Hamas leader has converted to Christianity and prays someday his family will also accept Jesus Christ as their savior, an Israeli newspaper reported. "I consider Islam a big lie," said the son of one of Hamas' founders.
Ukraine is celebrating the 1,020th anniversary of its adoption of Christianity by holding church services and welcoming foreign Orthodox Church leaders to the capital. Prince Vladimir the Great was the figure who officially brought Christianity to modern-day Ukraine.