(RNS) — There is a solution that can help us connect with the needs of communities in faraway places, one that sits on many street corners in our downtowns and backroads in our country and theirs: local churches.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — While cheered by the role Christians have played in liberating the largely Muslim country from its dictator, Bishop Yunan Tombe Trille Kuku wants to see the laws that impede religious freedom change as well.
(RNS) — 'We believe God cannot commission the death of species that he had brought to life,' said the Rev. Charles Odira, a Kenyan Roman Catholic priest and conservationist.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — 'If someone had told me 10 years ago this would happen, I’d have said a Jewish state would never send desperate refugees away to their deaths,' said Rabbi Susan Silverman, sister of comedian Sarah Silverman.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A dissenting report criticizes the commission for failing to investigate Israel.
ROME (Reuters) Pope Francis will visit South Sudan in October if the security situation in the country stricken by civil war and famine does not worsen, a bishop from the country said.
(RNS) 'Nearly 1 in every 12 Christians in the world today lives in an area or in a culture in which Christianity is illegal, forbidden or punished,' said Open Doors CEO David Curry.
(RNS) Human rights activists say the pastors are victims of a campaign against Christians in the Muslim-majority country.
(RNS) Police charged 12 women under Sudan’s 1991 Criminal Act, but two were released. The rest are to appear in court in the coming days. If convicted, each will face 40 lashes.
(RNS) The Rev. Michael Yat and the Rev. Peter Yein Reith, both from the South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church, have been charged with undermining the constitutional system and spying.
In his annual "Urbi et Orbi" address to the city and the world, his text features the prayers for peace and health in lands torn by strife and by Ebola .
(RNS) "Left Behind" and "The Good Lie" both aim to attract a faith-based crowd, and they’ll both test Hollywood’s appetite for religion.
ROME (RNS) "Now we will go to New Hampshire where my brother-in-law Gabriel lives. They will help us. We will be all together as a true family," Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim said.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican’s chief spokesman said Pope Francis wanted Thursday’s meeting to be a “gesture of support for all those who suffer for their faith, or living in situations of difficulty or restraint.”
Many in the Muslim-majority nation held that Ibrahim should never have become a Christian because her father was a Muslim.
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