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The United Methodist Church has about 13 million members worldwide, with around half of those in America, making them the second largest Protestant denomination after the Southern Baptist Convention. ...

A former Presbyterian minister whose brother was killed by the IRA has revealed how he challenged former members of the group over the murder. Rev Terry Laverty from Ballycastle, Co Antrim, was just 1...

A dog was found tied up in a church in Blackpool with a note from its previous owner saying "I love you and I'm so so sorry". The six-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier-cross now known ...

A Christian scholar says de-radicalisation programmes cannot be effective without God's "supernatural intervention". His comments come after psychologist Christopher Dean, who works for ...

The Scottish Bible Society has launched a new digital campaign to encourage global engagement with the bible every day. Bible 2020 is a smart phone app that offers a daily bible reading plan to users,...

A cathedral chancellor has denied an allegation of indecently assaulting a student at a party. Rev Dr Paul Overend, 53, who was appointed canon chancellor at Lincoln Cathedral in 2017, is accused...

The daughter of a man who was shot dead in an attack on a Texas church on Sunday has said she forgives her father's killer. Tiffany Wallace told NBC News affiliate KXAS her father Anton Wallace wa...

Pope Francis has apologised for hitting the hand of a well-wisher who grabbed him and yanked him towards her. In his new year wishes to the public in St Peter's Square, Francis confessed to losing...

Lois Evans, the wife of renowned preacher Dr Tony Evans, has died at the age of 70.  She was battling a rare form of cancer and was surrounded by her husband and children as she passed away.&nbsp...

The Archbishop of Canterbury has called for the UK to "start healing divisions" in his New Year's message. Most Rev Justin Welby says he has been inspired by the example of "he...

The BBC has been accused of becoming a secular church. Conservative peer Charles Moore made the comment as a guest editor on Radio 4's Today programme, saying the national broadcaster has a libera...

The church member who killed a gunman who opened fire during a Sunday morning service in Texas has given details of the incident. Jack Wilson, head of security at West Freeway Church of Christ in...

A Christian persecution watchdog has named Nigeria as a key country of concern for 2020 following the purported beheading of ten Christians on Boxing Day. A splinter group of Boko Haram produced a vid...

Church of England staff are being given "unconscious bias training" (UBT) in a bid to see an equal gender split across its leadership by 2030. Bishop of London Sarah Mullally, hopes the chan...

Pope Francis has encouraged families to take some time away from their digital devices over meal times in favour of face to face conversations, citing Jesus, Mary and Joseph as prime examples. Speakin...

A prominent Chinese pastor who operated outside the Communist Party-recognised Protestant organisation has been sentenced to nine years in prison. The People's Intermediate Court in the south-west...

Two churchgoers have been fatally shot after a gunman opened fire in a church Texas church. The gunman was later killed by a parishioner.  It happened at West Freeway Church of Christ i...

Bethel worship leader Kalley Heiligenthal has posted short tribute on Instagram to her two-year-old daughter Olive who died unexpectedly two weeks ago. She wrote on Saturday: “Olive, we miss you...

The British Museum will host the first-ever major UK exhibition on the life and death of Thomas Becket as part of a year-long programme marking the 850th anniversary of his murder, it has been announc...

The lawyer for the family of a pastor who drowned with his children in a Spanish resort's swimming pool has said they may open a parallel investigation if the cause of death is not clear.&nbs...