Vatican officials have expressed "profound concern" for the plight of Christians in the Middle East, following the recent conflict in the Gaza Strip between Israel and Hamas.
The murder of a second Hindu fundamentalist leader in Orissa has sparked fears of another wave of violence. The culprits are believed to be Maoist rebels but Hindus are again blaming Christians.Tags Persecution
Hicham Chehab is a missionary with a difference. A Lebanese-born Muslim, he took up arms with his brother during the Lebanese Civil War between Christians and Muslims.
The Catholic Bishops Conference of Sri Lanka (CBCSL) has called for national day of prayer, fasting and abstinence in opposition to an anti-conversion law coming up for vote in the country's parliament.
A report by the theology think tank Theos has found that more than 80 percent of the churches, groups and individuals that took part in Hope08 last year believe the movement made a tangible difference in their communities.
"In places where different faiths have coexisted for centuries we see the rapid attrition of the Christian church in its ancestral homelands," said the Bishop of Chichester, the Rt. Rev. John Hind.Tags Persecution
New guidance for secondary schools in Hampshire gives teachers the green light to hold discussions in class on creationism and intelligent design alongside evolution.Tags Evolution
The murder of two soldiers outside their army barracks in Northern Ireland Saturday night is "deeply distressing and deplorable," says the Most Rev. Alan Harper, the Archbishop of Armagh.
The Stop the Traffik coalition of campaigners against human trafficking welcomed an announcement from Cadbury's this week that its Dairy Milk chocolate bars are going Fairtrade.Tags Human trafficking
The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York have launched a Lent appeal for Zimbabwe on Ash Wednesday as Anglicans worldwide join in a day of prayer and fasting for the troubled country.
New attendance figures released by the Church of England Thursday show that the number of people attending church has changed little since the turn of the millennium.
Six Christian organizations have unanimously condemned plans by the Westboro Baptist Church to picket in the United Kingdom.Tags Homosexuality
World Vision is delivering more than 1,100 emergency kits to families in Gaza still struggling without basic necessities in the wake of the recent conflict between Hamas and Israel.Tags Relief
Anglican leaders meeting in Alexandria, Egypt, expressed “horror” after hearing firsthand reports about the suffering in Zimbabwe. They noted the “appalling difficulties” of people living under President Robert Mugabe’s regime.
The Methodist Church of Great Britain has launched a major new initiative to reach young adults who have no contact with the Church.