Authorities in Indonesia prohibited a building-less congregation from holding their 2022 Christmas services in a local shop as Christians continue to face uphill struggles in obtaining permits for church buildings, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.
An Indonesian bomb maker convicted for his role in the deadly 2002 nightclub attacks on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali that killed hundreds has apologized to the victims’ families.
Indonesia’s parliament has approved legislation that bans anyone from having extramarital sex and restricts political freedoms in the world’s largest Muslim nation.
Some 2,000 people were rushed to safety after Indonesia’s feared Mount Semeru volcano erupted Sunday, spewing a cloud of ash 15 kilometers (49,000 feet) into the sky, authorities said.
A group of Indonesian Christian churches and organizations rushed to assist their countrymen in the wake of a powerful and deadly earthquake that hit Indonesia’s Java island last week, Christianity Today (CT) reports.
Rescuers on Tuesday struggled to find survivors of a powerful earthquake that rattled a highly populated area of Indonesia’s West Java province, killing and injuring more than two thousand people.
A powerful earthquake shook Indonesia’s main island of Java on Monday, killing at least 56 people and injuring hundreds more, authorities said.
Moscow on Monday denied Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was hospitalized for heart problems after arriving in Bali, Indonesia, despite several Indonesian officials confirming the treatment.
In an apparent violation of Indonesia’s constitutional protection of religious freedom, two local officials in Java Island joined forces with Islamist organizations to block the construction of a Christian church building, the Christian Post (CP) reports.
A new report by the Safeguard Defenders human rights NGO reveals that China’s ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has set up a worrying global policing program, including the establishment of police stations in New York City and Toronto, through which to establish extraterritorial control of citizens suspected of fraud and telecom crimes.
The death toll of the bloodiest post-game clash in Indonesia’s recent history between riot police and soccer fans rose to at least 182 people, team members said.
Dutchman Anne van der Bijl, known as the “Brother Andrew” who founded Christian charity Open Doors and became a voice of voiceless persecuted Christians, has died, his group confirmed Wednesday. He passed away in the Dutch town of Harderwijk at age 94.
Authorities in Indonesia’s province of Banten have denied the Protestant Batak Society Christian Church (HKBP) a permit to build a church, in a move described as going against the country’s 1945 constitution guaranteeing religious freedom, the Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA) reports.
A preacher and church coworker from the heavily persecuted Xuncheng Reformed Church in China’s Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, are still in jail after being arrested in November for “illegally” traveling to Malaysia to attend a Christian conference, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.
A Christian pastor was among ten people murdered by separatist gunmen in Indonesia’s Papua province on July 16, the Christian Post (CP) reports. The West Papua National Liberation Army, or TPNPB, the military wing of Papua’s main separatist group, claimed responsibility for the killings.
The G20 Finance Summit in Indonesia ended yesterday without a final joint communique, as intense divisions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine prevailed among leaders of the world’s twenty richest countries, the Associated Press (AP) reports. Aside from the Russian invasion issue, the finance ministers in attendance at the summit did agree on the need to address global challenges such as decades-long high inflation and food insecurity.
U.S. President Joe Biden says the United States and other Group of Seven (G7) countries will ban imports of gold from Russia to undercut its financing of Moscow’s war in Ukraine.
US President Joe Biden will host a Special Summit for leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Washington next month, the Washington Examiner reports.
Christians urged prayers Wednesday after a Muslim-background Christian was sentenced to ten years in prison for “blasphemy” and hate speech in Indonesia’s West Java Province.
A Christian in Indonesia has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for uploading Youtube videos that were critical of Islam, his former faith, Christian Today (CT) reports.