Ukrainian prison ministry is helping Russian POWs

A Ukrainian prison ministry has begun caring for Russian prisoners of war that were captured in the ongoing invasion of Ukraine by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, Christianity Today (CT) reports.

500 anti-Christian hate crimes documented in Europe last year

Europe saw over 500 documented Anti-Christian Hate Crimes in 2021, the Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians (OIDAC) says in its annual report available online. In addition to the incidents documented, OIDAC attests there is a “reasonable probability” of even higher numbers of incidents that were not reported on.

Russian army attacked 270 religious sites in Ukraine during first months of invasion

A new report by the Ukrainian-based Institute for Religious Freedom (IRF) shows that the Russian army destroyed or damaged 270 houses of worship, religious, educational institutions, and sacred sites in Ukraine in the first five months of the invasion launched by Russian President Vladimir Putin in February, Church Leaders (CL) reports.

England: National Health Service settles case with Christian doctor who spoke about Jesus with a patient

England’s National Health Service (NHS) agreed at the eleventh hour to settle a case brought by a Christian doctor who was subjected to severe disciplinary measures for mentioning his faith in Jesus to a patient, Christian Today (CT) reports. Dr Richard Scott was due to challenge the NHS action in a tribunal in Kent on Monday but before the hearing, the NHS agreed to settle the case.

Evangelicals called for prayer for end of war in Ukraine on August 24

A call has been issued for evangelicals around the world to join in prayer on August 24 to pray for an end to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Christian Today (CT) reports. Organized by the World Evangelical Alliance and by the European Evangelical Alliance, the day of prayer was chosen to coincide with Independence Day in Ukraine.

French Guiana Pastor Killed, Church Torched

Questions remain about the death of an evangelical pastor in French Guiana who was shot and killed before his church was torched amid an ongoing debate about religious freedom in France.

American Chrisitan couple helps Ukrainians

An American Christian couple who care for the poor and share the Gospel with them have been going back and forth from the Romanian border with Ukraine, taking supplies to Ukrainians suffering under the Russian invasion, and bringing child refugees out of the war-torn country to safety, CBN News reports.

Muslims Attack Christian Family In Turkey

A Christian family is recovering after an attack by dozens of Muslims in south-eastern Turkey before a historic church service in the area, Christians confirmed Wednesday.

International Christian ministry center destroyed, Bibles burned, in Ukraine fighting

The Mission Eurasia Christian ministry had one of its training centers in Ukraine destroyed, and a stockpile of Bibles burned, during fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces last month, CBN News reports. In a social media post about the incident, Mission Eurasia confirmed that all of their members were safe, although their field headquarters in Irpin was destroyed.

Christian radio continues to broadcast Gospel to Ukraine despite forced evacuation

A Christian radio station team that had broadcast from Ukraine prior to the Russian invasion, is continuing to share the Gospel despite being forced to evacuate from its modern studio in Odessa to an apartment in Romania, WNG reports. Even while struggling with a staff shortage and lack of equipment in Romania, New Life Radio still broadcasts the Good News in Russian to Ukraine as well as to Russia and Belarus.

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