George Floyd’s death shows need for ‘sanctity of life’ police training, researcher says

A researcher who studies policing best practices told CNA this week that George Floyd’s arrest and death in Minneapolis reaffirm the need...

WCC Health and Healing builds on experience with HIV response to cope with COVID-19

The World Council of Churches (WCC) Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiatives and Advocacy  International Reference Group and the WCC Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance...

CSW weclomes USCIRF Commissioner’s adoption of pastor through religious prisoners of conscience project

CSW welcomes the decision by Commissioner James Carr of the United States Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) to adopt Vietnamese Pastor A Dao...

Pope Francis: The Trinity is saving love for a broken world

The Holy Trinity is saving love in a world filled with corruption, evil, and the sinfulness of men and women, Pope Francis...

WCC executive committee sets course for future of strong solidarity with global fellowship

The World Council of Churches executive committee met virtually on 1-3 June. The work of the committee, in three intense sessions, focused...

Life of Mary-Anne Plaatjies-van Huffel celebrated worldwide in online service from WCC

The worldwide ecumenical family came together to celebrate the life of African bridge-builder, transformer, and social justice champion, Rev. Prof. Dr Mary-Anne...

WCC Executive Committee to hold virtual meeting, pray for world burdened by COVID-19

The World Council of Churches (WCC) Executive Committee will meet virtually on 1-3 June, offering solidarity to a world in which many...

Pope Francis prays for pandemic-hit Amazon region at Regina Coeli

Pope Francis prayed for the pandemic-ravaged Amazon region Sunday as he gave his first Regina Coeli address overlooking St. Peter’s Square since...

Churches amplify urgent calls to address violent racism in US

As protests erupted in more than 30 cities across the US in the wake of the death of George Floyd, churches in...

Venezuelan bishops: Country’s situation is ‘unacceptable’

The Venezuelan bishops published an exhortation May 28 calling for “a consensus among all and an inclusive national accord” to save the...
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Nigerian Christians ask for prayers after 38 killed in five attacks in a week

Christians in Kaduna State, Nigeria, have asked for prayers for peace after 38 believers were killed in five successive murderous attacks in...

Major Islamic and Jewish holidays may become state holidays

Volodymyr Zelensky signed Decree No. 303/2020 of the President of Ukraine 'On determining the status of certain religious holidays' on July 30.

Pastor in Nepal Released After More Than Three Months in Jail

08/02/2020 Nepal (International Christian Concern) – According to Morning Star News, Pastor Keshab Raj Acharya, who was arrested in March on charges of...