Bhutan court hands jail sentences to pastors for unauthorized missionary work

Demonstrators attend a peace rally
By Miko Morelos

A Bhutan court has handed out prison sentences, one suspended, to two pastors after finding them guilty of doing missionary work without government permission.

Young British Muslims launch online campaign against IS

By Henri Rose Cimatu

It's time to make their voices heard say a group of young British Muslims who have launched a video and social media campaign to condemn the terror acts of the Islamic State group.

Hindu bands hounding of India′s Christian intensifies, say rights′ groups

By Henri Rose Cimatu

International Christian Concern has warned that Sangh Parivar, an umbrella Hindu nationalist group, is leading attacks on Christians in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

Church of Scotland moderator calls for unity following referendum

By Peter Kenny

Church of Scotland Moderator Rev. John Chalmers has called for unity among the Scottish people following a record 84.6 percent turnout in the referendum vote on whether or not to secede from the United Kingdom.

Pope Francis to canonize first Sri Lankan saint

By Henri Rose Cimatu

Sri-Lanka will soon have a saint to call its own after the Vatican said that Pope Francis approved a decision to canonize Blessed Joseph Vaz.

Jewish students denied entrance to UK store by security guard

By Henri Rose Cimatu

A British retailer has fired a security guard who barred a group of Jewish schoolchildren from entering the store.

Gunmen kill Pakistani Islamic studies professor accused of blasphemy

By Miko Morelos

Gunmen have killed a Pakistan professor accused of blasphemy who faced peers' threats for holding moderate views on Islam, authorities have said as controversy swirls over the law that can result in the death penalty.

Fast for the Climate urges urgent action by State heads at New York summit

By Peter Kenny

Supporters of the worldwide Fast for the Climate movement say they will join together in a New York vigil highlighting their own climate action after writing to government leaders around the world.

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