Attacks on Jews and Muslims in London, including assault and harassment, have soared by more than 60 percent over the past year, police statistics show.
NCR Today: Switzerland's new nuncio, U.S. Archbishop Thomas Gullickson, 66, called himself the Swiss church's advocate in matters beyond the competence of local bishops in a recent interview.
Eco Catholic: Thirteen days of negotiations and around-the-clock sessions at COP21 culminated in the first global framework for all nations, rich and poor, to collectively address climate change.
After claiming 2014 to be the worst year for religious persecution in China since the Cultural Revolution, observers say this year saw the situation deteriorate further.
Christian leaders have hailed as an act of bravery and selflessness the shielding of some Christians by Muslims after suspected al-Shabab gunmen in Mandera County ambushed a passenger bus.
Catholics in Nepal are preparing for a bleak Christmas because of an economic blockade imposed by neighboring India. Supplies of fuel for vehicles, cooking gas dwindled, electricity service is intermittent.
Perspective: Fr. Bob McCahill chronicled his 2015 experience living in Bangladesh, in a letter he sent to friends at Christmastime.
In response to suggestions made by some Republican presidential candidates in the wake of the terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California, that the United States refuse entry to Muslim refugees or that U.S. mosques be surveillance targets, several religious leaders have rejected the idea.
GSR Preview: A year that began with one kind of uncertainty is ending in another for one of the world's most strategic countries.
NCR Today: The leader of the German Evangelical Alliance said German Evangelicals should not cut themselves off from their fellow Protestants because they don't share their liberal approach to homosexuality.