Closure of Large Church in Beijing Deepens Shadow on Religious Freedom in China

The growing crack-down on unofficial churches in China deepened on Sunday (Sept. 9) when authorities closed one of the largest churches in Beijing, according...

Study shows cohabiting relationships to be less stable than marriage

A new study found that in 11 countries across the globe, cohabiting couples have more doubts about their relationship lasting and give...

Pope Francis: The Lord invites us to open our hearts to the Holy Spirit

Vatican City, May 26, 2019 / 05:02 am (CNA).- Pope Francis said Sunday that the Church cannot remain static because the Holy...

Catholic aid agency to US government: Don’t cut foreign aid funding

Catholic Relief Services is speaking out against a potential reassignment of U.S. funds that Congress appropriated for foreign assistance programs, which aid...

World’s largest Islamic organization drops legal category of “infidel” in historic decision

Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), the Indonesian Muslim political party and world’s largest moderate Muslim movement, has made a significant break with Islamic conservatism...

US international religious freedom commission reauthorized, with strings

The Senate is set to re-authorize the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom for the next three years, in a compromise...

WCC offers condolences in wake of Indonesia earthquakes

After earthquakes rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok, the World Council of Churches (WCC) reached out with condolences to people who have lost loved...

ICC Provides a Small Business for a Christian Convert in Afghanistan

10/07/2018 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – Hussain is a Muslim-background believer living in Afghanistan. Seven years ago, he heard about Jesus for the first time...

Coming soon: WCC puppet show helps children everywhere learn about their rights

Puppet characters Theo and Popette are helping children worldwide understand what the World Council of Churches (WCC) is, and how it works...

Swiss church bells toll as women pray and march for equality

When church bells tolled at the 11th hour on 14 June, they were signalling solidarity with a national "strike" for women's equality...
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Large-Scale Killings, Kidnappings Hit Christians in Kaduna State, Nigeria, Sources Say

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – More than 200 Muslim Fulani herdsmen have attacked predominantly Christian villages in southern Kaduna state, Nigeria since Jan....

Detention of Coptic activist extended by 15 days

The detention of Egyptian Coptic activist Rami Kamil, who is facing terrorism charges, has been extended by 15 days after he was interrogated...

Christian Pakistani Family Seeks Refuge in Canada

01/19/2020 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – In early 2018, a Canadian woman started raising funds to bring a Christian family from Pakistan to...