Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe, Secretary General of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), met with Chinese officials on May 10 to discuss the place of the Chinese Evangelical Church within the global Christian community as part of an ongoing relationship-building process.
Over 8,500 pages of documents detailing charges of sex abuse of minors within the Franciscan religious order in California were published Wednesday, revealing dark secrets about years of ongoing abuse by a boarding school choir director and eight other clergymen.
Crystal Cathedral Ministries will celebrate Memorial Day Sunday with a veteran of the Navy SEALs and a representative of the New York Police Department. Bobby Schuller, grandson of the ministry's founder, will deliver the sermon.
The eviction of a Christian congregation from a private villa used for worship gatherings for the past seven years has some observers speculating whether Kuwait's Islamist politicians are beginning to actively target non-Muslim groups.
As Egypt's first democratic presidential elections get underway Wednesday, the choices have narrowed down primarily to Islamists and politicians once linked to former President Hosni Mubarak. If an Islamist president is elected in light of the mostly-Islamist parliament, religious freedom and the safety of the Christian community would be put in jeopardy, experts argue.
The case of Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese dissident who captured the world's attention with his escape from house arrest, is seen as a victory for human rights and many have praised the self-taught lawyer who challenged China's one-child policy, calling him a hero who worked for a noble cause.
The World Evangelical Alliance's (WEA) representative to the United Nations suggests that Christians and the global agency share similar goals of making the world a better place by working to eradicate hunger, poverty and diseases, and that the wold's poor and most vulnerable could be better served if more Christians support the U.N. in its work.
Friday concluded five days of prayer and discussion for more than 9,000 evangelical church leaders from over 60 countries who assembled in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, for the World Prayer Assembly (WPA), a grand Evangelical event that kicked off Monday after four years of preparations.
The offices of the Sudan Council of Churches (SCC) and the offices of relief organization Sudan Aid, both in the Darfur region, have reportedly been closed down by the Sudanese government without warning. Observers suspect Sudan's reported war on religious minorities, specifically Christians, may have been motivation for the closures.
Crystal Cathedral's newly minted president said Wednesday that the ministry behind the "Hour of Power" might be moving to a Catholic church in their Orange County, Calif., neighborhood, although probably not for another year and a half.
Egypt's Coptic Christians fear they could face further persecution should an Islamist candidate win next week's presidential elections, and one of the major issues on their agenda is a controversial law that puts heavy restrictions on building and maintaining Christian houses of worship.
The Archdiocese of Washington, led by Cardinal Donald Wuerl, slammed Georgetown University on Tuesday for not withdrawing its invitation to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to speak at an awards ceremony.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) said Tuesday in a statement issued to the Health and Human Services (HHS) that prospective changes in the contraception mandate, offered by the Obama administration as a form of compromise after a massive backlash, are still "morally objectionable."
Maude Aimee Humbard, wife of late broadcasting pioneer and the world's first televangelist Rex Humbard, passed away Monday at age 89.
Grant Jeffrey, a Canadian Bible teacher known as an expert on Bible prophecies, an advocate of dispensationalism and host of TBN's "Bible Prophecy Revealed," passed away over the weekend after a cardiac arrest. He was 64.
The head of the Irish Catholic Church apologized last week to victims sexually abused by convicted child molester Father Brendan Smyth, but rejected calls to resign, in the latest development in one of the most publicized stories concerning sex scandals in the Irish church.
The government of Sudan, a mostly-Muslim East African nation, has begun airlifting an estimated 15,000 people to the mostly-Christian South Sudan, after all ethnic Southerners were dismissed from Sudan's civil service following the country's secession last year.
Behind Easter and Christmas, Mother's Day draws the highest attendance in U.S. churches, a recent study shows.
Crystal Cathedral, the Garden Grove, Calif., megachurch known for its "Hour of Power" broadcasts, will this weekend during its celebration of Mother's Day, honor Roman Catholic icon Mother Teresa of Calcutta and feature a special sermon from the Rev. Bobby Schuller.
The two front-runners for the Egyptian presidency recently faced off during the country's first televised presidential debate, with religion and Islamic law dominating the discussion.
Argentina has made history by becoming the first country in the world to make sex-change operations a legal right of every citizen, mandating that public and private insurance providers cover such surgeries. The new legislation, backed by President Cristina Fernandez, who is expected to sign it, will also make it legal for a person to change his or her gender without a sex-change operation.
Minister Franklin Graham appeared on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) this week, co-hosting its signature ministry program "Praise the Lord" with network co-founder, Jan Crouch, just as the network is facing scrutiny over allegations of financial dishonesty.
Crystal Cathedral Ministries, made famous through its televised sermon, "The Hour of Power," will host a pro-life event Thursday night featuring several prominent pro-life advocates, including CEO and founder of a California-based network of parental health consultation clinics.
The Trinity Broadcast Network said Tuesday that a civil lawsuit filed against it by the founders' granddaughter and the company's former finance director is "meritless and contrived," adding more arguments to what has become an epic scandal involving the largest Christian television network.
The Kansas House approved a bill Monday designed to ban tax breaks for facilities providing abortions and to ban writing off abortion costs as medical expenses. The House also passed a bill that prevents state courts from heeding any foreign or religious laws, such as Sharia.