The Moravian Church's Northern Province approved a proposal Sunday to allow gays and lesbians to be ordained, to create a religious ceremony for same-sex couples and to revise the Northern Province's Book of Order to reflect all these changes, according to Charisma News.
The Washington-DC based human rights group, International Christian Concern (ICC) www.persecution.org has learned that Eritrean officials imprisoned about 20 Christians belonging to the underground Faith Missions Church on October 12, 2008 in Deki-Zeru, a town 30km away from Asmara, the capital.
Two Indian evangelical pastors were free on bail Tuesday, November 27, after being detained over the weekend for allegedly "forcing" Hindus to accept Christianity, amid reports that India's most influential Hindu organization has stepped up efforts to crackdown on devoted Christians.
A Baptist pastor serving two years imprisonment in Azerbaijan for "illegal religious services" is forced by officials to provide "high payments" for food, other basic needs and to meet relatives, BosNewsLife learned from investigators and family Thursday, November 22.
The Washington-DC based human rights group, International Christian Concern (ICC) www.persecution.org has just become informed that the execution date has been re-scheduled for three Christians involved in the Poso conflict. The men are to be executed on Thursday, September 21, 2006. They were the only ones charged in a conflict in which massive numbers of Muslims participated.
Christians in Indonesia's volatile province of Aceh on Saturday, September 9, were without their Indonesia Evangelical Mission Church Saturday, after an angry Muslim mob set fire to the complex because evangelicals planned, 'revival' meetings there, several sources said.
A Canadian evangelist in Canada's province of Alberta was due in court Thursday, September 7, on charges of "obstruction of justice, trespassing and disturbing the peace" during a theater festival where he preached and spoke with tarot card readers and other occult practitioners.
As a teenager, they trained him to kill Christians and Jews as Beirut dissolved into the chaos of civil war. Before his 17th birthday, his fellow street warriors credited him with 223 kills -- mostly against rival militias. Then a missionary witnessed to him in the streets about one who could remove the bloodguilt that drenched his hands. He listened long enough to lay his guns down forever.