Pope Francis and the World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit have strongly condemned the Aug. 17 terrorist attack on Barcelona, in which at least 13 people died and more than a hundred were injured.
South African journalist Hennie Serfontein was a special kind of Afrikaner because he chose to turn his back on apartheid when most whites in his country found the easier option to support it or stay silent while he covered church and society, often at great risk.
Venezuela's Catholic bishops organized a day of prayer and fasting as a national strike ensued and riots continued throughout the country as opposition to President Nicolas Maduro appeared to be hardening.
Church leaders in Jerusalem are for sake of peace calling to maintain the historical status quo on the historical designation allowing access to al-Aqsa Mosque and its courtyard, as well as other Holy Sites in the city.
A young Indonesian pastor has launched a "cycling for the climate" initiative, along with other youth in the Protestant Christian Batak Church (HKPB) as part of this year's commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
Some United Nations agencies have long avoided mention of the world of faith and religion except when cooperating on matters such as refugee assistance, but a new initiative may change that. But U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres, a practicing Roman Catholic with a deep Christian faith has addressed the faith community in New York on how it can help in combatting the violent extremism of groups claiming religion is their motivation.
During the upcoming centenary of the 1917 Russian revolution the actions of many people who acted in the overthrow of Tsarist Russia to impose a system that impacted the world for much of the 20th century called Communism will be much discussed.
From the beginning of their independence from Britain, both Pakistan and India have promised to respect the rights of religious minorities, and recognize the equal citizenship of the believers of all faiths. The Catholic publication Crux says that after 70 years, both countries have struggled to fulfill that promise, but Christians living on the subcontinent take pride in their contributions to their societies.
A pastor from Canada released from imprisonment by North Korea has told church congregants he suspects his recent release from prison by North Korea was a bid to ease tensions between in the verbal missile-driven war between Pyongyang and Washington
U.S. President Donald Trump's utterances on North Korea's nuclear threats and that country's missile launches have scared many political leaders and people that the world could be on the brink of a nuclear driven war.
Rev. Martin Junge, general secretary of The Lutheran World Federation has been awarded the German city of Augsburg's 2017 Peace Prize for his work in connecting the "global north" and the "global south."