Protecting religious liberty around the world has become more challenging in the last year, advocates said this week ahead of Tuesday’s convening of the second International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington.
Jordan and Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday that they support international efforts aimed at preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.
Six ancient Christian stone reliquaries and several manuscripts in Syriac and Aramaic languages have been discovered under a historic church in Mosul, Iraq, the Jerusalem Post reports.
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.
Myanmar’s ruling military has destroyed hundreds of Christian homes in recent days while fighting perceived threats to its power base, Christian aid workers told Worthy News.
Pressure mounts on the Nigerian government to explain the military’s role in attacks by suspected Islamic Fulani militants against Christians in the northern Kaduna State that left at least 32 dead.
A Christian advocacy organization has reported that Iran is using proxy militias to force Christian communities out of Middle Eastern countries and develop Islamic supremacy in the region, the Christian Post (CP) reports.
The Idaho chapter of The Satanic Temple (TST) withdrew from a Pride Month event for families and children after other sponsors dropped out following local news reports on the temple’s intention to offer renunciations of Christian baptisms.
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas has told the US that his goal is to “get rid of the occupation,” and that East Jerusalem is and always will be the capital of the State of Palestine, Israel Hayom reports. Abbas made his declarations Saturday while hosting a delegation of US officials led by Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Barbara Leaf.
A pastor and two Christian women in Iran have been sentenced to jail terms ranging from 6 to 10 years because they are leaders of house churches, Article 18 reports. Iran’s Islamic regime considers Christianity a threat to its power, and has had Christian leaders imprisoned on false charges of violating national security and of disseminating anti-government propaganda.
Iran has announced the deaths of two military aerospace workers, the latest in a series of mysterious deaths in the strict Islamic nation underscoring mounting internal turmoil.
Gunmen abducted a Christian father and his teenage daughter from one of Africa’s largest housing estates in Nigeria’s capital Abuja, their neighbor told Worthy News Sunday.
Christians in eastern India are questioning the sealing of their church building after authorities ordered the believers to stop gathering for worship, a rights group said Thursday.
Christians say they “appreciate prayers” for two jailed elders of an independent church in China’s southwestern province of Sichuan as one of them met a lawyer six months after his arrest.
Iran’s proxy militias are engaged in an “invisible jihad” against Christians in the Middle East and are having success in their efforts to push out and reduce the numbers of Christians, according to a new report.
The Nigerian government has actively persecuted religion, contrary to the provision of religious freedom in Nigeria’s constitution, the US State Department found in its Annual Report on International Religious Freedom (IRF) published on June 2.
A mentally challenged Christian man has been released on bail after spending three years in a Pakistani jail on trumped-up charges of blasphemy against Islam, his lawyer told Worthy News late Tuesday.
As Myanmar’s Tatmadaw military junta continues its deadly rampage against opponents and non-Buddhists, Christians in the country’s central regions are being terrorized as the army systematically destroys hundreds of their homes, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.
A pastor and his wife are among the first Christians to face prosecution under controversial anti-conversion legislation that has been introduced in India’s southwestern state of Karnataka, while another couple faces similar charges elsewhere in India. Pastor V. Kuriyachan, 62, and his wife Selenamma, 57, were detained for two weeks shortly after Karnataka’s governor signed the legislation on May 17, for allegedly converting Hindus to Christianity, police and Christians said.
If the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling by upholding Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban, some have speculated that the ruling could criminalize certain aspects of the fertility industry, particularly In Vitro Fertilization.