(The Conversation) — World Vision is now flipping its marketing script that critics said demeaned those it wanted to help. Instead of donors choosing children to support, children are beginning to choose donors.
TULSA, Okla. (RNS) — The Skatechurch ministry at First United Methodist in Tulsa hopes to reach skateboard fans with the Bible.
(RNS) — The death of John Allen Chau is a reminder that missionary work is a dangerous endeavor, where good intentions can easily go bad.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Charles Wesco, a clergyman from Indiana, died barely two weeks after arriving in the country, allegedly caught in crossfire between rebels and government soldiers.
(RNS) — This year's many pitfalls, from fuel price riots in Haiti to violent unrest in Nicaragua, have forced a fresh reckoning with thorny questions: How much risk is too much?
An American pastor who had been jailed in Turkey for more than 1½ years on terror and espionage charges was released Wednesday and put under house arrest as his trial continues.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Imprisoned in North Korea for about a year, Kim Hak Song is back in the United States, preaching and giving his testimony to his home church. About his detention, he says he spent most of his time committing the 'crime' that got him arrested: Praying.
(RNS) — The Rev. Rim Hyon Su was accused by the state of using religion as a ruse to overthrow the government.
ROME (RNS) Bishop Gianfranco Todisco told parishioners his 'only true motive' to resign from his diocesan duties was his drive to dedicate himself to missionary work.
(RNS) In a speech focused on faith and his fights for civil rights, the Virginia senator made a point of differentiating himself from the Republican nominee for president.
(RNS) Now in his mid-80s, Donn Ketcham has never faced criminal prosecution or civil litigation.
(RNS) A small plane carrying Nancy Writebol, the second American Ebola patient from Liberia, arrived in the United States on Tuesday (Aug. 5), making a brief refueling stop in Bangor, Maine, en route to Atlanta and Emory University Hospital.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Ten Mormon missionaries have died so far in 2013, far above typical levels. And while church officials insist the spike doesn’t represent a trend, it has raised anew the question: Is missionary work safe?
While carrying out their mission, Mormon missionaries spend time studying, teaching and spreading their message door-to-door with strangers. See what an average day on a mission looks like for two women called to carry out their mission in Independence, Mo.
(RNS) On the 200th anniversary of David Livingstone's birth, Christians are being reintroduced to one of the greatest missionaries and explorers of the 19th century. A new book, meanwhile, introduces a darker side to Livingstone's globe-trotting career and the corrosive effect it had on his marriage.
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