The Presbyterian Church of the United States of America has declared Israel “an apartheid state” and compares its treatment of the Palestinians to the Nazi’s genocidal treatment of the Jews.
A church shooting in the U.S. state of California killed at least one person and injured four others Sunday before the suspected gunman was overpowered and detained, police said.
The intensifying persecution of believers by Hindu nationalists in India has now even caught the attention of mainstream international media, with the Guardian UK joining Christian organizations in reporting on a spate of attacks against Christianity in the country over the Christmas period.
An evangelical Christian ministry is asking the Supreme Court to take up its 4-year-old defamation lawsuit against the Southern Poverty Law Center, arguing that the “actual malice” standard established in the court’s landmark New York Times v. Sullivan case should be tossed.
Chinese authorities have detained several members of the independent Presbyterianism Early Rain Qingcaodi Church in southwest China on “baseless fraud” charges, Christians say.
In ongoing efforts to suppress Christianity in China, officials from the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) on October 31 raided yet another church, detaining its pastor and four congregants, China Aid reports. China ranks 17 on the 2021 US Open Doors Watch List of top 50 countries where Christians are persecuted.
Myanmar’s military has shelled a town in the country’s Christian majority state, destroying at least three churches, an orphanage, and more than 160 homes and offices, aid workers say.
A Christian family from China has obtained political asylum in the US after the Chinese Communist Party raided their local church and subjected them to months of harassment and interrogation, International Christian Concern reports. The Ruiting family of six were helped to the US by the nonprofit ChinaAid and the Taiwan Association for China Human Rights.
Churches and Christian non-profits were among religious organizations that received at least $6 billion in COVID relief loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) run by the Small Business Administration (SBA), Ministry Watch reports. In order to receive PPP funds, applicants must claim: “Current economic uncertainty makes this loan request necessary to support the ongoing operations of the Applicant.” PPP beneficiaries in the religious organization category also included mosques, synagogues and other houses of worship.
Churches across the United States are planning to defy bans on indoor worship and will open for in-person services this Sunday, May 17, Worthy News learned. The move is part of the “Peaceably Gather Sunday” initiative in which congregations seek a balance between safety against the coronavirus and worshipping without restrictions.
More information has surfaced regarding the lockup of 100 members of the Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, China, in December.
An Alabama megachurch is slated to have its own police force by the fall after Republican Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill into a law that allows it to do just that.
A South Carolina church had three of its 125-year-old windows broken and was vandalized with Islamic-themed graffiti Sunday hours after celebrating Palm Sunday.
The 79 school children kidnapped by unidentified gunmen from a school in Cameroon have been released, but two of the three staff members abducted are still being held, said a church official.
The Presbyterian Church USA passed several resolutions critical of Israel on Friday during the denomination’s 223rd General Assembly held in St. Louis, Mo.
Andrew Brunson, the American pastor who has been imprisoned in Turkey for nearly a year on dubious terrorism charges, is now facing new charges: ‘gathering state secrets for espionage, attempting to overthrow the Turkish parliament and government, and to change the constitutional order.’
Jewish organizations in America reacted with disbelief at Friday’s decision by the Presbyterian Church(USA) to divest $1.9 million from companies implicit in Israel’s presence in the West Bank, according to Ynet news.
The highest governing body of the Presbyterian Church(USA) voted Thursday, by a 3-to-1 margin, to allow its ministers to perform same-sex marriages wherever such marriages are legal, according to The Christian Post.
The militant Islamist group al Shabaab is targeting converts from Christianity to Islam to wage jihad in Kenya.
An evangelical Pakistani pastor was recovering of his injuries after he was shot by suspected Islamic militants who oppose his Christian activities, an advocacy group said.