A new poll from the Public Religion Research Institute has revealed that the approval numbers amongst Evangelicals in the United States have never been better.
Church attendance by Roman Catholics in the United States has hit a new low, according to a study released on Monday by Gallup, while Protestants are seeing a big drop in their demographic.
As the number of evangelical Christians in southern Mexico has grown, hostilities from "traditionalist Catholics" have kept pace, according to published reports.
Authorities in an Egyptian village arrested 50 Coptic Christians, whose shops were then looted, to pacify Muslims following violence that erupted on Nov. 4 over a Christian boy's unwitting break with custom.
An evangelist imprisoned since 2006 for his Christian activities is receiving especially harsh treatment because of his ministry to inmates.
As the Olympics draw to a close, new evidence of religious freedom abuses offers a stark contrast to Chinaâ€™s efforts to provide religious services for athletes and visitors during the Games.
Jordan has increased pressure on foreign Christians living in the kingdom, expelling many long-time residents over the past 13 months in what local churches see as an attack on their legitimacy.
Just days after two Christian activists from a human rights group were released from jail, Egyptian authorities took three of their colleagues into police custody over the weekend.
Malatya's Third Criminal Court has set November 23 to open the trial of the confessed murderers of Turkish convert Christians Necati Aydin and Ugur Yuksel and a German Christian, Tilmann Geske.
Supporters of the opposition in Belarus held a rally Sunday, October 28, to commemorate the victims of Stalin-era repressions, shortly after Christian missionaries said Belarusian authorities "continue the relentless pressure and persecution of the evangelical church" here.
A pastor in Argentina has received threatening letters and had posters of his face displayed in Quilmes after the city's mayor closed down the congregation's newly constructed ministry center last March.
A Pentecostal Christian in Uzbekistan faced a difficult Sunday, May 13, after receiving a two-year suspended prison sentence in Nukus, the capital of the Karakalpakstan autonomous republic in north-western Uzbekistan, on charges of teaching religion illegally, human rights watchers and local Christians confirmed.
On Monday (April 23), small town political bosses near this city in Chiapas state are set to meet with representatives of 65 Christians they have threatened to expel in a showdown that could influence religious rights throughout the region.
Following the March 29 sentencing of Father Nguyen Van Ly to eight years in prison for distributing â€œmaterial harmful to the state,â€ two Protestant lawyers charged with the same â€œcrimeâ€ are expected to face equally harsh sentences in what Human Rights Watch has called the harshest crackdown in 20 years.
Protestant pastor Dmitry Shestakov has appealed against the four-year sentence to one of Uzbekistan's open labor camps which was imposed by authorities in retaliation for his Christian work, investigators and local Christians close to the case said Friday, March 23.
An Eritrean Christian died in prison last week, four and a half years after the Eritrean regime jailed him for worshipping in a banned Protestant church.
Just days after Eritrean security police arrested one of the founders of the Full Gospel Church last month, two Protestant pastors and another church leader jailed months ago have been released on bail without explanation.
China detained at least over 600 Christians last year amid an ongoing crackdown on unregistered 'house churches', a report released Tuesday, January 30, showed.
Security forces have detained dozens of devoted Christians, including government workers, in the East African nation of Eritrea, a Christian news agency reported Tuesday, January 23.