G20 Finance Summit ends without joint communique

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.

Indonesia Jails Christian YouTuber For 10 Years

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.

Indonesia congregation harassed by Muslim radicals

Churches in Muslim-majority Indonesia face continual opposition and, on March 23, Islamist protestors refused to allow the Huria Kristen Batak Protestant to hold a planned worship service at its shophouse in Bandung, West Java, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

Indonesia: Pastor risks further incarceration for criticizing Islam

A pastor in Indonesia who was previously imprisoned for posting a video of himself sharing the Gospel with a Muslim is again under police investigation for actions the government considers are insulting to Islam, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

Netherlands Apologizes For Atrocities Against Indonesia

The Netherlands’ Prime Minister Mark Rutte has offered a lengthy delayed apology to Indonesia after a study confirmed that the Dutch army used extreme violence to regain control over their former colony.

Madagascar Christians Rebuild After Deadly Cyclone

Christians are trying to rebuild “their lives and ministries” after Cyclone Batsirai hit the island nation of Madagascar, killing more than 100 people and destroying many churches and homes, aid workers told Worthy News.

Indonesia: Local nurse is sharing the Gospel with patients

Advocacy and aid organization International Christian Concern (ICC) has shared that it has begun supporting a local specialty nurse in Indonesia who shares the Gospel with the patients she cares for in their homes.

Troubled World Rings In New Year

A troubled world began ringing in its New Year anxious about the coronavirus pandemic, disasters, and wars, including possible one in the heart of Europe.

Indonesia President To Rebuild As Volcano Kills Dozens

Indonesian President Joko Widodo vowed that his government would help rebuild communities after the eruption of one of Indonesia’s active volcanoes killed at least 34 people and left thousands homeless.

Indonesia: Islamic radicals attack Christian home believing it to be a church

It was only recently reported that Islamic radicals in East Java, Indonesia, attacked and extensively damaged the home of a Protestant Christian man at the end of last month, apparently believing the house to be a church, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. Indonesia’s Ministry of Religious Affairs has reportedly launched an investigation into the attack.

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