Human fraternity is a divine calling, says WCC general secretary

Calling for a new social pact, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit urged an international, interreligious...

Kidnapped Malaysian Pastor Raymond Koh Still Missing After 700 Days

01/26/2019 Malaysia (International Christian Concern) – On 13 February 2017, Pastor Raymond Koh was kidnapped by a group of men in Petaling Jaya,...

Prayer service hails churches’ involvement in the fight against inequality

“Inequality hurts us all and goes against God’s vision of life in abundance for every human being”, said Athena Peralta, World Council...

Cyprus Metropolitan Vasilios says steps to reconciliation are ‘not easy’, yet ‘must be done’

The division of Cyprus since 1974 is one of the most protracted issues in the hands of the United Nations. Despite recent...

Church Leaders in India Organize Public Hearing for Victims of 2008 Kandhamal Riots

01/16/2019 India (International Christian Concern) – Church leaders in India’s eastern state of Odisha organized a public hearing on behalf of the Christian...

Tveit ”The story of the magi unites the human family”

During a sermon at the Ecumenical Centre on 7 January, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit opened 2019...

Nine updated trends about Christmas Eve services

Christmas Eve is less than a month away. Most churches have some type of Christmas Eve services, but we are seeing clear trends in...

Momentum grows for health-promoting churches

“I see this approach of ‘a healthy church’ as a setting that will hopefully go global,” says Dr Suzanne Jackson of the University of...

Awana to Launch New US Latino Child Discipleship Network

Awana, a non-profit ministry and the global leader in child discipleship, today announced a new ministry to reach the fastest growing demographic in American...

What is it like to be an underground Chinese seminarian?

Wang Jie (a fictional name) is a deacon belonging to the Chinese underground Church. He has spent several years studying in Europe, and for...
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Legal Struggle of Doctor Reflects Wider Harassment of Christians in India

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Emergency medicine doctor Christo Thomas Philip was returning with his family to his native India from a medical...

ICC Restores Shattered Church Community in Nepal

02/10/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – On May 11, 2018, Immanuel Church, located in Kanchanpur, Nepal, was set on fire by unknown individuals. Fortunately,...

District Council in Pakistan Votes to Employ Only Christians as Sweepers

02/14/2019 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – In January, the Swabi District Council, located in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, voted to only employ Christians...