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.
A Christian teacher in Ireland has been jailed for contempt of court after being suspended from the school he taught at for refusing to address a transgender student by their preferred pronoun, Christian Today (CT) reports.
An attorney in Iran who helped save an Iranian pastor accused of ‘apostasy’ from the death penalty has now been imprisoned himself, together with his former client, who has again been jailed, Article 18 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.
Six Christian women in India’s Uttar Pradesh state were charged with forcibly converting Hindus to Christianity and were imprisoned on July 30, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. With the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata party in power since 2014, India’s Christians have become increasingly vulnerable to harsh anti-conversion laws which are frequently abused by Hindu extremists looking to harass and imprison believers.
Israel’s security cabinet on Sunday voted to withhold almost $180 million from tax revenue that the country collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority (PA), to offset funds paid to families of Palestinian terrorists.
Freedom appeared a little closer Thursday to several detainees after the United States offered a prisoner swap to Russia: Viktor Bout, a notorious Russian arms dealer, for Brittney Griner, the American basketball star, and Paul Whelan, a former Marine.
A Danish evangelist says he is being held in jail by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) authorities for allegedly “smuggling weapons from Mexico to America.“
Ex-White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon will testify before a House of Representatives committee investigating the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol after his former boss lifted objections, several sources confirmed.
Christian rights activists appealed for prayers Thursday as two church leaders detained during Bible class in Sudan could face jail on charges of “public nuisance.”
Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted last year of murdering Black man George Floyd, was sentenced to 21 years in prison Thursday on a separate federal charge.
Ukraine’s Ministry of Justice has announced an official ban on the country’s main opposition party and seized all its assets.
The God Behind Bars US Christian prison ministry has been celebrating the recent baptisms of 265 inmates at the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility, with many of the women accepting Christ as their Savior and being baptized there and then, CBN News reports.