Faith based health carers should not be so modest says UN official

Demonstrators attend a peace rally
By Peter Kenny

Global health and religious leaders meeting in Geneva's Ecumenical Centre have noted the essential role Faith Based Organizations play in providing global health services and notably in developing nations.

Police stop burning of Lahore church where man accused of burning Qur'an hid

By Miko Morelos

Hundreds of enraged Muslims stormed a Catholic Church in Lahore after learning a Christian man accused of burning a copy of the Qur'an had sought refuge in the building.

African issues need special attention from Lutherans, says Tanzanian bishop

By Peter Kenny

Tanzania's Bishop Alex G. Malasusa has inaugurated African Lutheran anniversary celebrations with a call for greater unity among the churches adding to those at the meeting seeking more inter-faith efforts to counter violence in the name of religion.

Myanmar takes flak for new population measure seen assailing Rohingyas

By Miko Morelos

Myanmar has approved a contentious population control law strongly supported by some Buddhist organizations despite vehement objections by local women's rights groups and the international community.

Newly-beatified Archbishop Oscar Romero closer to sainthood

By Miko Morelos

Archbishop Oscar Romero, whose advocacy for the poor and marginalized cost his life, has moved closer to sainthood after being beatified. Over the weekend throngs of El Salvadorans marked the historic event with joyous celebration.

Irish Catholic Church reels after Yes vote wins gay marriage referendum

By Peter Kenny

The Irish Republic is still a predominantly Roman Catholic country, but the power the Church once wielded has clearly waned, the May 22 national referendum vote in favor of same-sex marriage shows.

Opening doors to Rohingyas, Christian thing to do, bishop tells Filipinos

By Miko Morelos

A Filipino bishop has reminded his faithful to keep to their Christian duty of providing help to those who are in need as the Philippines has opened its doors to Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar.

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