Syrian civil war has damaged more than 120 churches, report finds
Posted on:Wednesday, September 4, 2019

As many as 124 churches have been damaged or targeted by military forces on all sides of Syria's civil war, which has stretched on for more than eight years, according to a new report by the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR).

Mosaic near Sea of Galilee may mark new site for Jesus loaves and fishes miracle
Posted on:Wednesday, September 4, 2019

A mosaic depicting fish, birds and baskets of what may be bread, newly uncovered near the Sea of Galilee, may commemorate the historic location of the miracle recorded in the New Testament in which Jesus miraculously feeds a multitude, according to the lead archaeologist at the site, Haifa University’s Dr. Michael Eisenberg.

Christian mother Asia Bibi demands justice for blasphemy law victims: 'The world should listen'
Posted on:Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Christian mother Asia Bibi condemned Pakistan’s harsh blasphemy laws and issued an urgent call for reform in her first interview since being released from prison after spending eight years on death row on a false blasphemy charge.

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Saffron Flags Usher in Hindu Nationalist India Where Christians Are Not Free to Worship
Posted on:Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Christians in India are becoming more hard-pressed to find places where they can worship freely.

Hong Kong Christians Call for Reform
Posted on:Monday, September 2, 2019

Christians, like others in Hong Kong, are divided in their politics. But Christians in the pro-democracy movement say they hope to be a voice for peaceful change.

Israeli Archaeologists May Have Found Emmaus, Where Jesus Appeared After Crucifixion
Posted on:Monday, September 2, 2019

Archaeologists have uncovered the massive walls of a 2,200-year-old Hellenistic fortification that may have been built by the Seleucid general who defeated Judah the Maccabee, the famed Jewish leader at the center of the Hanukkah story. In an unexpected twist, the discovery could also help identify the location of the biblical town of Emmaus, where the Gospels say Jesus made his first appearance after being crucified and resurrected.

Churches in Northern Ireland attacked almost every other day
Posted on:Thursday, August 29, 2019

Two decades after a landmark agreement eased sectarian and political tensions in Northern Ireland, a report finds churches and other places of worship are subject to frequent attacks.

Kurdish bookseller sentenced to three months in prison for selling Bible
Posted on:Thursday, August 29, 2019

The Iranian Guardian Council has sentenced Kurdish Bookseller Mostafa Rahimi to three months in prison on charges of selling copies of the Bible in his bookstore, according to the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights.

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New hope rises from Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley
Posted on:Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Heart for Lebanon helps these new believers become disciple-makers. “We have around 600 people in our Bible studies each month [and] we’re running about 300 in our worship services each week, plus Sunday schools,” Atema says.

House Church in Yunnan Raided by the Authorities
Posted on:Wednesday, August 28, 2019

House churches across China continue to be harassed by the government during their activities. On August 11, a house church in Yunnan province was raided by the authorities during service. Churchgoers’ cell phones were confiscated and names of members recorded, before they were asked to sign a statement promising that they would never come to this church again.

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'Kill them all': Iowa professor resigns after his comments about evangelicals revealed
Posted on:Wednesday, August 28, 2019

A professor has resigned from his position over social media posts, where he expressed support for the extreme-left antifa and his hatred for evangelical Christians.

Muslim Herders Take Christians Hostage and Force Churches to Pay Huge Sums for Their Release, Says Nigerian Pastor
Posted on:Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Three Christians have been kidnapped and held for ransom in Kaduna State, Nigeria, since the beginning of August, exposing a tactic employed by Muslim Fulani Herdsmen many say are carrying out genocide against the country’s Christians.

Christian group challenges California's donor disclosure for nonprofits
Posted on:Tuesday, August 27, 2019

A Christian legal center appealed to the Supreme Court Monday, challenging California’s law that forces nonprofits to disclose donors to the state attorney general’s office.

Indonesian Christians delighted with twelve new church buildings from Barnabas Fund after quake and tsunami devastation
Posted on:Friday, August 23, 2019

Congregations at twelve churches devastated by an earthquake and tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi are delighted with new multipurpose halls provided by Barnabas Fund.

In Christ, Alone: Most Believers Say They Don’t Need Others for Discipleship
Posted on:Friday, August 23, 2019

Over the past decade, more believers are heeding the scriptural call to 'grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior'—but they’re often doing discipleship on their own.

'Genocide Is Loading' in Nigeria, Says Jubilee Campaign Exec”
Posted on:Thursday, August 22, 2019

The Jubilee Campaign has submitted evidence to the International Criminal Court that crimes against Christians in Nigeria constitute genocide.

Muslim Herders in Nigeria ‘Collaborate With the Al-Shabab' Extremist Group, According To Christian Farmers
Posted on:Monday, August 19, 2019

A Christian farmer in Nigeria was intimidated by Muslim herdsmen and his crops used for grazing in July, as the herder-farmer conflict in that country takes on a spiritual dimension.

Pastor: Believers in India ‘Have Nothing More To Do Except To Go To God In Prayer’
Posted on:Monday, August 19, 2019

The oxygen is thinning for religious freedom in India following the reelection of the Bharatiya Janata Party in May, with six attacks on Christians recorded in Telangana State alone in July.

Christian Women in Cameroon Suffer ‘New Kind of Atrocity’ from Boko Haram, Says Open Doors
Posted on:Monday, August 19, 2019

Eight Christian women abducted by Boko Haram in Cameroon are receiving medical treatment, but not all have yet been released by their captors, according to Open Doors UK.

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’Finding a Job, and Rejecting Sex, Is a Constant’: Iranian Christian Woman Challenges Culture of Sex Slavery in Tehran
Posted on:Monday, August 19, 2019

Single mothers in Iran are embracing Christianity as a way out of sex slavery.

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