U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged religious leaders on Tuesday to challenge “inaccurate and harmful messages” that are fueling rising ethno-nationalism, stigma, hate speech and conflict as the coronavirus pandemic circles the globe.
The head of the largest Baptist convention in Brazil recently recovered after a serious case of COVID-19. But the good news after weeks of prayer for him comes amid a growing coronavirus outbreak in the largest South American nation.
India, which recently passed legislation that experts say is detrimental to Muslims, should be placed on the U.S. government’s list of most egregious religious freedom violators, a watchdog agency says in its new report.
For the first time, a majority of Protestant pastors believe global warming is happening and caused by humans. "Fewer pastors are rejecting global warming and climate change out of hand," said Scott McConnell, executive director of LifeWay Research. Yet he finds pastors are still split on the subject.
Like many other ministry leaders around the world, Air Force Chaplain Dan Thompson has needed to make a number of adjustments to minister to the people he shepherds in Afghanistan. Now, when he counsels people, he sits six feet away.
Christians around the world celebrated Easter Sunday isolated in their homes by the coronavirus while pastors preached the faith’s joyous news of Christ's resurrection to empty pews.
Smaller churches located in the U.S. and other countries are concerned about "after" the coronavirus, with lower receipts and the ripple effects upon staff, ministry, and mission support. Initiatives launched in the United States and by the Baptist World Alliance are offering relief and inviting participation.
Israel is working with foreign governments and Orthodox Christian leaders in the Holy Land to make sure that one of their most ancient and mysterious rituals — the Holy Fire ceremony — is not extinguished by the coronavirus outbreak, officials said Friday.
A sobering new report released today by Gospel for Asia in the wake of World Water Day reveals that two billion people globally are struggling to find enough water to survive.
Twenty-five years after a hopeful vision for addressing gender inequities around the world was adopted, progress has been made, but impacts have been uneven, and persistent inequalities and human rights abuses remain.