TURKEY

The killing of three Christians at a religious publishing house in eastern Turkey has triggered strong condemnation by the United States and international church and advocacy groups. Twelve suspects have been linked to the killings of the three men, NecatiRead more…

TOGO

The recent staging of the African Football Federation’s Under-17 Africa Cup tournament in Lomé provided an opportunity for the Bible Society of Togo and other Christian organisations to bring God’s Word to many sports fans. Teams and their supporters fromRead more…

AROUND THE WORLD

As part of the Micah Challenge coalition, Christian leaders are calling on Western governments to stick to their promises on tackling global poverty. The call comes in the light of a report by the Africa Progress Panel, which was setRead more…

GABON

Senior government ministers have welcomed a proposal by the Bible Society of Gabon to launch the Good Samaritan program in order to help tackle the country’s escalating HIV/AIDS problem. The Society put forward the proposal last month following a callRead more…

HAITI

After a two-year interruption due to widespread violence in the country, the Church of the Nazarene in Haiti resumed and completed eleven district assemblies in April. Final membership totals are not yet complete, but nearly every district showed growth. TwoRead more…

INDIA

The National Council of Churches in India (NCCI) has called on the authorities to act immediately to restore the rule of law, following a number of attacks against Christians in recent weeks. The council urged state governments to clamp downRead more…

SCOTLAND

A call for Christian mission work to promote “non-aggressive” evangelism and for traditional denominations to find new ways of working with Pentecostal and charismatic movements has been made by the World Council of Churches general secretary, the Rev. Samuel Kobia.Read more…

UNITED STATES

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA and the University of Wisconsin (UW) have reached an agreement that settles a lawsuit and fully restores recognition to InterVarsity’s student chapter at the UW-Superior (UW-S). The agreement also removes the threat of derecognition that has beenRead more…

UNITED STATES

Individual congregants of sixty-five Christian denominations that reported financial information for publication gave an average of $713 to their church in calendar year 2005. That figure was reported in the seventy-fifth Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, published in MarchRead more…