News

1...5678910>>>

Showing 226 to 245 of 245 posts.

18 May

620 Nigerian Christians Killed So Far This Year by Muslim Militants Boko Haram, Fulani Herdsmen

620 Nigerian Christians Killed So Far This Year by Muslim Militants Boko Haram, Fulani Herdsmen

17 May

Iranian Christian Converts Imprisoned

Four Iranian Christian converts who were arrested in February have been sent to Lakan Prison after they were unable to afford the bail ($30,000 each) established by Branch 10 of the Revolutionary Courts.

16 May

Pastor in Nepal charged with 'Outraging Religious Feelings' and 'Proselytizing'

A pastor arrested in Nepal in March on charges of giving false information for saying prayer could heal COVID-19 was released last month – and then immediately re-arrested on new charges, sources said.

15 May

In Jerusalem, Ramadan Restrictions Last Seen During the Crusades Return

The coronavirus pandemic has done what the intervening centuries had not: largely emptying the often crowded and chaotic spaces of Islam's third holiest site, where Muslims believe the Prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven.

15 May

The Fire of Faith

There is no religious freedom in the wider Middle East region. There is instead a tyranny of the majority over the minority in all walks of life, be it the religious, political, social, cultural, or economic sphere.

Wang Yi (left) with his wife, Jiang Rong (right) (Photo: ChinaAid)
15 May

Church member advised to mind "regulations"

Authorities in Chengdu, Sichuan, introduced a state-approved pastor to house church Christian Liu Hongliang. Liu and his wife attend the often-persecuted Early Rain Covenant Church. Their pastor, Pastor Wang Yi, is in prison.

Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea, has tried to stamp out any religion in the Hermit Kingdom but that hasn't stopped outside missionary groups from sending Bibles and other messages of hope in. (The Voice of the Martyrs)
14 May

North Korea 'church' doesn't look like any other but it exists: watchdog

Being a Christian in North Korea means using secretive, spylike tactics to read the Bible, facing threats of the death penalty, and circumventing propaganda with tales of believers harvesting organs, according to persecution watchdog groups.

13 May

Newborn babies, their mothers, nurses killed in terrorist attack in Afghanistan

Armed assault in a maternity section of a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan left at least 16 people dead. Among the victims were newborn babies, their mothers and the nurses.

12 May

Muslim Gang Killed Christian Man Because He Kept 'Preaching the Gospel of Jesus' to Them

A kidnapped seminarian was murdered by a Nigerian gang leader earlier this year because he would not stop preaching the gospel to his Muslim captors, the gang leader says.

09 May

Christianity Inflicting 'Enormous Harm' on China, Warns Communist Party

A local government communications agency in China recently held a seminar to discuss with Communist Party members the "enormous harm" Christianity is to the atheist nation and identify ways to stunt its growth.

In the video, Xingguang Church attendees were seen as they attempted to block the entrance as police "officers confiscated phones and used brutal force against some Christian women as well
07 May

Violence erupts as Chinese officials raid Christian church, drag out members

Video footage from inside a Christian church in China shows officials raiding, violently dragging out members mid-service.

01 May

Contagion

Seventh Day Adventist Editorial on Religious Freedom

A wave of Islamophobic posts was unleashed on social media by right-wing Hindus, some of them employed in Gulf countries [File: P Ravikumar/Reuters]
30 April

Why Arabs are speaking out against Islamophobia in India

Anger in Gulf region as right-wing Hindus target Muslims, accusing them of a 'conspiracy' to spread coronavirus.

16 April

Christians continue to come under attack in Nigeria despite coronavirus

Several fatal attacks have taken place on Christian communities in Nigeria since the start of April even as the coronavirus spreads across the country.

Pope Francis greets faithfuls as he arrives to lead a Holy Mass at Freedom Square in Tallinn, Estonia September 25, 2018.
13 March

The Religious-Freedom Revolution

As the world has turned its attention to addressing the coronavirus, a slow but persistent revolution is underway in an area of policy that usually has flown under almost everyone's radar. That issue is international religious freedom.

29 January

China Bans Christian Funerals

Communist officials throughout China are using regulations that restrict religious freedom to also prohibit religious-themed funerals, even going so far as to arresting family members and stopping ceremonies mid-service.

An Assyrian woman attends Mass inside the Ibrahim al-Khalil church in Jaramana, eastern Damascus, Syria, in 2015. (Omar Sanadiki/Reuters)
28 January

A New Ranking of Nations Where Christians Are Persecuted Most

The ranking covers the worst 50 nations with respect to religious persecution of Christians. Most nations on the list are perennials, the details vary a bit year by year, but the outcome of this tragic sport rarely changes much.

A woman weeps while recounting stories of her family's persecution. (Photo: ChinaAid)
23 January

Propaganda videos show Uyghur relatives

Chinese-state owned media outlets, Global Times and CGTV, released propaganda videos to validate the Chinese Communist Party’s mass incarceration of Uyghurs for their ethnicity and religious beliefs.

MP Kasthuri Patto
03 October

Building a better FoRB future in Malaysia

Energetic, bright-eyed and racing with ideas, second term MP Kasthuri Patto from Malaysia believes that ‘the way forward for South-east Asia is by strengthening and enhancing FoRB and human rights’.

An Ethiopian Orthodox priest celebrates Epiphany. (Eric Lafforgue/Art in All of Us/Corbis via Getty Images)
22 August

The world’s most committed Christians live in Africa, Latin America – and the U.S.

Christians in Africa and Latin America tend to pray more frequently, attend religious services more regularly and consider religion more important in their lives than Christians elsewhere in the world, according to a recent Pew Research Center study.

1...5678910>>>