Uruguayan churches offer some resettlement help to Syrian refugees

Demonstrators attend a peace rally
By Peter Kenny

Uruguayan churches in the World Council of Churches say they are working with the government in the South American country and other churches to relocate and settle refugees from the conflict raging in Syria.

Indonesian religious aides 'drafting law' to shield minorities

By Miko Morelos

The government of newly-elected Indonesian President Joko Widodo says it has begun the groundwork for ensuring protection of minorities in the country.

Bangladesh police foil attempt to kill 'atheist' Dhaka school teacher

By Miko Morelos

Authorities in Bangladesh stopped suspected Islamic militants from killing an "atheist" school teacher in Dhaka, as alarm over a banned group said to be reorganizing was steadily rising.

S. African Anglican leader lashes out at 'insidious cancer of corruption'

By Peter Kenny

The "insidious cancer of corruption" is the most glaring threat to South Africa's democracy today, Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has said in a public lecture.

Islamic school in north India bars girls; claims co-ed against faith

By Miko Morelos

A popular Madrasa in a northern India state has prohibited girls being admitted to the institution and forbidden the entry of those currently enrolled, saying that co-education is against Islam's basic tenets.

Evangelical alliance urges: Join global prayer day for the persecuted

By Peter Kenny

The World Evangelical Alliance has invited churches and Christians around the world to observe the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church on Sunday, November 2 or 9.

World church body troubled at death sentence against Pakistan's Asia Bibi

By Peter Kenny

World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit is deeply concerned over the rejection of an appeal against the death sentence for Asia Bibi, convicted under Pakistan's blasphemy law.

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