The Archbishop of Canterbury, the head of the Muslim Charities Foundation and the head of the Movement for Reform Judaism have launched a joint appeal for funds towards humanitarian work in Gaza.
Ten years after the brutal murder of Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons in India’s Orissa state, widow Gladys Staines is urging persecuted Christians there to turn to Christ.
The Evangelical Alliance is planning to send a new Bible to President Barack Obama after White House staff were reportedly unable to find one for his second swearing in.Tags Barack Obama
A Christian bus driver refused to drive buses carrying an advertisement that declares "There's probably no God." Speaking to BBC Radio Solent, Ron Heather said he felt "shock" and "horror" at the slogan on the ads when he turned up for work last Saturday.
Open Doors is urging Christians to pray on Wednesday for North Korean believers who the group says face being beaten, arrested, tortured or even killed because of their religious beliefs.Tags Persecution
The Archbishop of Wales has condemned an Israeli missile attack over the weekend on a church-run health clinic in Gaza. Shij’ia Clinic, run by the Near East Council of Churches (NECC) and funded by Christian Aid, was given just 15 minutes to evacuate.
With the International Red Cross warning of a “full-blown” humanitarian crisis in Gaza, Bible Societies in the Holy Land have appealed to Christians to pray and support those caught up in the conflict between Israel and Hamas.Tags Human Rights
Job losses and house repossessions brought on by the financial crisis are an opportunity for people to think about where their treasure truly lies, the head of the worldwide Anglican Communion said in his New Year’s message.Tags Church Bodies
Thousands of pilgrims overcame checkpoints and tight security to celebrate Christmas with a mass last night in the birthplace of Christ, Bethlehem. Happy crowds gathered at the Church of the Nativity, the traditional birthplace of Jesus, for the midnight mass.Tags Christmas
The collapse of major banks and financial institutions may have as great an impact on the world as the fall of the Berlin Wall, says the Bishop of Gibraltar.Tags Economic Crisis
If churches are to play an effective role in the fight against HIV and AIDS, they need to first tackle their own taboos, says Christian HIV and AIDS charity ACET.Tags HIV-AIDS
"Participating states affirmed their rejection of the use of religion to justify the killing of innocent people and actions on terrorism, violence and coercion, which directly contradict the commitment of all religions to peace, justice and equality."
A pan-African group of leaders said on Wednesday that renewed fighting between government forces and rebels in Congo could be prevented if signatories to peace agreements honored their commitments.Tags Persecution
Among the 150 people polled, more than 80 percent said they did not see the economic turmoil as a crisis, but rather as a “global financial watershed” with the potential to see a reform of the economy with a moral and social framework.
Barack Obama would win the U.S. presidential election by a landslide next month if the results were down to British voters.