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(RNS) KAMPALA, Uganda — Recently, a group of Muslims visited Christian widows and orphans in northwestern Nigeria and donated food, clothing and school items as part of efforts to enhance peaceful coexistence among different faiths.

The invasion at Normandy would be the largest operation the Allies mounted in Europe. Supreme Allied Commander Dwight Eisenhower understood the gravity of the situation and beforehand even wrote out a note to give the press in the event the invasion failed and he had to order the troops withdrawn.

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — In North Kivu, an eastern province of Congo, church leaders are stepping up their fight to halt the advance of the Ebola epidemic, even as the Islamic State group increasingly makes its presence felt in the troubled region.

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- About 100 participants recently had to choose between fleeing with the one child in your arms or running amid gunfire in search of your other children. Fortunately for them, it was a simulation.

ABUJA, Nigeria (BP) -- Escalating violence that has killed thousands of Christians in Central Nigeria must be addressed by the international Christian community and a Nigerian government that has harassed victims, a global religious liberty coalition noted after its 2019 consultation in Abuja

(RNS) — A rash of attacks on churches in Burkina Faso is exposing the growing challenge of containing Islamist violence across Africa’s Sahel region.

At least 56 organizations and 103 individuals faced prosecution in 2018 under "anti-missionary" restrictions first imposed in 2016, according to Forum 18. Prosecutions have continued in 2019, including two Baptists punished for offering religious literature at a bus stop.

WASHINGTON (RNS) — The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, a bipartisan organization created 20 years ago, concludes in its 2019 report that “innumerable believers and nonbelievers across the globe continued in 2018 to experience manifold suffering due to their beliefs.”

PEMBA, Mozambique (BP) -- With Mozambique suffering its second major cyclone in the past six weeks, Baptist Global Response has requested prayer for ongoing disaster relief ministry in the southeast African nation.

PARIS (RNS) — To Americans who drop coins into the collection plate, write a check or perhaps text in their Sunday donation, the idea that the state would charge an annual tax to support their church can seem strange and off-putting indeed. Not so in Western Europe.