World Council of Churches joins Paris international divest from fossil fuel call

Demonstrators attend a peace rally
By Peter Kenny

A Lutheran pastor campaigning for climate justice for the World Council of Churches has spoken at a conference in Paris calling for worldwide divestment from fossil fuels for the sake of planet earth.

Pope Francis 'is popular' among Americans before US visit

By Peter Kenny

Most Americans have a favorable view of Pope Francis and think he has a message for all the country's citizens, a survey ahead of his scheduled September visit to the United States has found.

Pentecostal Church in Chile celebrates Christian unity at ecumenical service

By Peter Kenny

World Council of Churches leaders have joined in a celebration of Christian unity with Bishop Luis Ulises Muñoz Moraga, head of the Pentecostal Church of Chile at a Sunday worship service.

Pope Francis 'is popular' among Americans before US visit

By Peter Kenny

Most Americans have a favorable view of Pope Francis and think he has a message for all the country's citizens, a survey ahead of his scheduled September visit to the United States has found.

Indian Christians support divorce law change, but churches undecided

By Peter Kenny

Many Christians in India are hailing a government offer to change the divorce law, saying it would help reduce the agony of couples suffering in a failing relationship.

Indonesia's checks on Islamist extremism flawed, evangelical research body finds

By Peter Kenny

A World Evangelical Alliance research group says that Indonesia's president's efforts to deal with Islamic extremism and promote moderate Islam are flawed due to a lack of strengthening the rule of law.

Sudan student's 20 lashes for 'indecent dressing' is 'outrageous' say UN experts

By Peter Kenny

A group of United Nations human rights experts has expressed alarm after a female Sudanese student, Ferdous Al Toum, was sentenced to public flogging and a heavy fine for charges of 'indecent dressing.'

No use pretending Europe's migrant response is working, warns UN expert

By Peter Kenny

Stricken migrants washed ashore or plucked from sinking vessels in the Mediterranean and migrants trying to storm lorries crossing the English Channel are daily images on TV screens across the planet.

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