Finland's Prosecutor General has charged Päivi Räsänen, a seventh-term Member of the Finnish Parliament and ex-chair of the Christian Democrats party, for allegedly committing crimes regarding her opinion on marriage and sexuality and she could face six years in prison.
The World Council of Churches has condemned violence at the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex calling on Israel to respect the status quo of holy sites in Jerusalem's Old City in the interest of peace and stability.
During intense global vaccinations to fight COVID-19, churches can play a vital role in guiding people to better health in informing them on vaccine hesitancy and advocating for equity in immunization, international church leaders have told journalists.
A Mozambican bishop has a described life as "horrific" in the Cabo Delgado region as a violent group known as Al-Shabaab which identifies itself as a cell of the self-proclaimed Islamic State is terrorizing the country's north.
A Hong Kong Baptist church leader known for his public criticism of the national security law China imposed on Hong Kong and an extradition bill that triggered the 2019 protests has stepped down from his post and moved to Britain.
Persecution of faith groups has drastically increased in more than 95 percent of the world's worst-offending countries – a new report shows, highlighting how new tech is being used to crush religious freedom. The Religious Freedom in the World Report 2021 (RFR) is produced by international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).