US says in 2013 world had worst religious displacement in recent memory

Demonstrators attend a peace rally
By Henri Rose Cimatu

The United States has reported that in 2013, millions of Christians, Muslims, Hindus, and others were forced from their homes because of their religious orientations with the world experiencing the largest displacement of religious communities in recent memory.

Macau Catholic academics among those sanctioned after critical commentaries

By Miko Morelos

Three university professors in Macau have been sanctioned for airing commentaries critical of the local government and Beijing triggering concerns academic freedom in higher institutions of education.

Churches invited to participate in UN culture and development talks

By Peter Kenny

The World Council of Churches United Nations office in New York has invited churches to participate in a U.N. e-consultation on culture and its role in shaping the post-2015 development agenda.

Desmond Tutu calls on South African university to divest from fossil fuels

By Peter Kenny

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has urged the University of Cape Town to drop investment in polluting fossil fuels because of their contribution to climate change, which is heavily affecting the world's poorest people.

Indian leader should speak out on religious tension, say commentators

By Miko Morelos

Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi's is apparently becoming too deafening to commentators as he yet to make a stand on a spate of perceived anti-Muslim incidents in his country.

Pope Francis calls for Christian unity during apology to Pentecostals

By Henri Rose Cimatu

Pope Francis has apologized in front of a group of Evangelic Christians for persecution inflicted on Pentecostals under Italy's fascist regime during the mid-20th century and in which Catholics were involved.

Three dead after mob attacks minority Pakistani community in Punjab

By Miko Morelos

A mob looking for man said to have posted a blasphemous picture on Facebook set four houses of the minority Ahmadi community on fire killing three people including two children in Pakistan on Sunday.

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