Authorities in the overwhelmingly Muslim nation of Algeria have closed half of the Protestant churches in the country over the last six months, alerted persecution watchdog groups this week.
Police in a southern city in Iran reportedly arrested 12 Christian converts from Islam in what appears to be part of a crackdown on the countrys growing house church movement.
In Sweden, churches play a leading role in the resettlement of Iraqi Christians, providing a bridge to the new culture while connecting this persecuted group to its past.
The Church of England is divided over a proposed motion for it to proclaim Christianity as the only way to salvation and offer strategies on how to evangelize Muslims.
Africa is the region where the Catholic Church is experiencing the biggest growth, announced the Vatican recently.
An archbishop said Monday that the Iraqi Church is opposed to a courts decision to sentence to death the convicted killer of an archbishop in Mosul.
Zimbabwes leading opposition party accused the countrys military, which is loyal to President Robert Mugabe, of plotting an assassination attempt on dozens of its top leaders, including its founder Morgan Tsvangirai.
Pope Benedict XVI said Saturday that the Roman Catholic Church has the indisputable right and duty to convert anyone to Christianity.
GodTube.com, the Christian version of YouTube.com, recently won a $30 million investment from a big London hedge fund. The investment came from GLG Partners, which has no known religious affiliation, and will be used to sustain the online Bible and prayer wall where users can post requests, according to The New York Times.
U.S. religious donations to poor countries for relief and development hit $8.8 billion in 2006, according to the first nationwide survey of U.S. religious giving to developing countries.
More than 300 million Christians in 210 countries united in prayer on Sunday for the Global Day of Prayer.
British public life must not be a God-free zone, said the head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
Members of an Anglican church in Zimbabwes capital Harare are facing persecution reminiscent to that of Christian churches under communist rule, said the bishop of the diocese of Harare.
The European Union should do more to protect Christians worldwide, said the representative of the Russian Church to European Union officials on Monday.
Much attention has been paid to Chinas human rights violations, including its suppression of religious freedom, ahead of the Beijing Olympics in August. But a look back at the past decade shows how far the strictly secular and formerly atheistic nation has come along in terms of religion.
European Union officials urged Europes religious leaders on Monday to be more active in the fight against climate change.
The Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) recently announced its annual list of best Christian places to work in the United States for 2008. BCWI surveyed more than 7,834 employees in 67 organizations across the nation to identify the best workplaces with a Christian mission and/or values.
Muslim rebels drove off more than 1,000 Christians from a southern Philippine farming village and took over their land, the guerillas and a mayor said Friday.
Englands Christian Choice party lost a case against BBC in which it accused the broadcasting company of censoring its message concerning Muslims.
Christians in the western state of Gujarat, India, are worried about the recent enactment of an anti-conversion law that threatens to imprison missionaries if they are convicted of 'forcibly converting' someone to Christianity.
When compared to people living in Europes most Christian-populated nations, Americans are the most prayerful and most likely to be connected to the Bible, according to a new study released on Monday.
Grammy-award winning artist Rebecca St. James joined the fight against one of the deadliest killers in Africa by hosting a special Christian radio program that was released on Friday, World Malaria Day, to raise awareness on the disease.
Former communist Russia now upholds freedom of religion on paper, but practices a different policy in real life.
The Eritrean government is reportedly sending some leaders of the Eritrean Orthodox Church to military training camps, a persecution watchdog group reported.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize winner, endorsed an interfaith initiative to partner congregations in the United States with African villages in the fight against poverty.