No lull for India's Christians from Hindu extremists despite Modi's reassurance

Demonstrators attend a peace rally
By Miko Morelos

Christian leaders recorded at least three incidents of violence against their community a week after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke out against religious intolerance in the country and pledged to act on the issue.

UK Christians take part in nonviolent blockade of Atomic Weapons Establishment

By Peter Kenny

Members of Pax Christi, the international Catholic movement for peace, were among hundreds of others who have taken part in a nonviolent blockade of Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Burghfield in Reading, England on Monday.

Ukrainian Catholic leader urges tougher line from Pope on Russia

By Peter Kenny

The head of Ukraine's Greek Catholic church Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk has urged a tougher line on Russian aggression in his country both from Pope Francis and the international community.

Pope Francis thanks churches in North Africa for their courage

By Peter Kenny

Pope Francis has thanked the Church in Libya and the ecclesial communities in North Africa for their courage and for being a peaceful presence in an area where freedom of conscience is under threat.

UN rights' report speaks of troops from Russia infiltrating Ukraine

By Peter Kenny

A United Nations report says reliable reports indicate an ongoing influx of heavy and sophisticated weaponry to armed groups in eastern Ukraine comprising foreign fighters, including from Russia.

World churches body blasts attacks on West Bank mosque and Jerusalem Christian center

By Peter Kenny

The World Council of Churches has denounced recent attacks against a mosque in the West Bank and on a Christian center in Jerusalem that appeared part of the series of so-called "price-tag" attacks by extremist elements.

UN rights expert hails US move to keep Internet open as 'freedom of expression' victory

By Peter Kenny

The U.N. Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, has welcomed the United States Federal Communications Commission's decision to establish new regulations to protect net neutrality in the country.

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