BRAZIL

The Rev. Walter Altmann, a Lutheran theologian from Brazil, has been elected the new moderator of the central committee of the World Council of Churches, a WCC official said on 24 February. Altmann is president of the Evangelical Church ofRead more…

CANADA

The board of trustees of the Christian Reformed Church (CRC) has appointed Ida Mutoigo to the position of director of the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC), Canada. If the appointment is ratified by Synod 2006, Mutoigo, who currently servesRead more…

NORTH KOREA

A new website www.prayfornorthkorea.org, dedicated to mobilizing and facilitating prayer for North Korea has been launched as part of the Global Week of Prayer for North Korea 19-25 June 2006. The website is a call for Christians to pray forRead more…

INDIA

In Uttar Pradesh, Jharkand, Punjab and other places in India 175 Operation Mobilization India film and literature teams are working to add new believers to local fellowship for God’s glory. The teams are using a film on the life ofRead more…

UNITED STATES

The board of directors of International Teams mission recently appointed Dr. David Schroeder as president and CEO of International Teams USA. Outgoing president Stephen Freed will now serve as international ministry leader for the global organization, which serves fifty-three countries.Read more…

ECUADOR

The Encounter with God churches in Quito continue to make sizable strides toward unifying their relationship and planning joint partnerships for future church multiplication in the area. Recently the churches formalized their relationship as a Ì¢‰âÒRED,Ì¢‰âÂå the Spanish term forRead more…

UNITED STATES

Urbana.org has announced the launch of a new blog: Missional Hands. The blog is intended to be a conversation with missions staff from around the world who are uniquely qualified to talk about what it takes to be a missionaryRead more…

UNITED STATES

Today’s Pentecostal Evangel, the magazine of the Assemblies of God denomination, received a record number of salvation responses in 2005. Nearly 1,900 people clipped salvation coupons from the magazine and sent them to the Evangel office, indicating they had decidedRead more…

UNITED STATES

The Episcopal Church and the Church Pension Group (CPG) are collaborating in a historical research project known as the Episcopal US Congregational Life Survey. Congregations were selected at random, and include communities of various sizes in rural, suburban and cityRead more…

ERITREA

Nearly 1,800 Eritrean Christians are believed to be under arrest because of their religious beliefs, according to Compass Direct. Many are being held in police stations, military camps and prisons in twelve known locations across the country and are routinelyRead more…

AUSTRALIA

As North Queensland experiences its worst cyclone on record, Anglican offices have been shut down, a church hall has been destroyed and a rectory roof has been ripped off. The town of Innisfail was most affected by Cyclone Larry, whereRead more…