Businesses were beginning to reopen, cell phone service was improving and power was coming back, but leaders warned that Galveston remains dangerous more than a week after Hurricane Ike's devastating assault.
The widow of a murdered church leader in Laos has been telling Release International she forgives her husband’s killers who tried try to destroy the church. 'Abigail' says Christianity is spreading in Laos - despite persecution - and Christians are growing strong in the faith. She tells her story in the latest edition of Release's award-winning webcast World Update on the Persecuted Church.
An Iranian bill that would punish apostasy with death has drawn the condemnation of a U.S. religious freedom body, which calls on the United States and other governments to quickly speak out against the proposed law ahead of its soon expected final approval by Iran’s parliament.
A major new online campaign went live on Wednesday calling on the United Nations to increase pressure for change in Burma. The campaign, Change for Burma!, has been launched by Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) and Partners Relief and Development UK, exactly a year after the largest pro-democracy protests for twenty years swept through the nation of Burma.
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The worst of Hurricane Ike is over. Now relief teams are moving into Ike-hit areas to assess damages and provide emergency aid to responders and victims of the formerly ferocious Category 2 hurricane that was nearly the size of Texas.
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After the signing of a new power sharing agreement, huge challenges remain in Zimbabwe, says the Secretary General of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops' Conference. Fr Fradereck Chiromba was present when President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF and Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change signed the agreement, ending months of political deadlock and violence.