President of Bolivia Repeals Penal Code That Raised Concern Among Evangelicals

President of Bolivia Repeals Penal Code That Raised Concern Among Evangelicals

(Evangelical Focus) — The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, has announced through social networks that his government has decided to “repeal the penal code” that was approved on December 15. Morales decided to revoke it to “avoid confusion,” while he accused the right-wing parties of “conspiring” and “destabilizing the country with misinformation and lies.” Morales […]

Evangelism Could Be Banned in Bolivia

Evangelism Could Be Banned in Bolivia

(Evangelical Focus) — Evangelical churches in Bolivia have reacted to what could be the end of religious freedom in the country. The new penal code includes an article to stop the activities of both criminal groups and religious organizations. Specifically, Article 88.11 reads: “Whoever recruits, transports, deprives of freedom or hosts people with the aim […]

Nepali Christians Petition Government to Remove Anti-Conversion Law

Nepali Christians Petition Government to Remove Anti-Conversion Law

Nepal (Mission Network News) – In 2015, Nepal changed its constitution to become a secular nation with the freedom of religion. However, in October, Nepal’s President Bidhya Dev Bhandari signed a Criminal Code Bill into law. This law, known as the anti-conversion law, makes religious conversion illegal and punishable by five years in prison and […]

Evangelist Arrested, Jailed While Preaching Christ Outside ‘A Drag Queen Christmas: The Naughty Tour’ in Texas

Evangelist Arrested, Jailed While Preaching Christ Outside ‘A Drag Queen Christmas: The Naughty Tour’ in Texas

EL PASO, Texas — An evangelist was arrested and jailed on Wednesday after those unhappy with his message called the police as he was preaching outside of a “holiday” event in Texas called “A Drag Queen Christmas: The Naughty Tour.” Those watching his preaching being shut down broke out into cheers. “A Drag Queen Christmas: […]

Prosecutors Drop Charge Against Street Preacher Arrested for Violating UK Public Order Act by Speaking Against Islam

Prosecutors Drop Charge Against Street Preacher Arrested for Violating UK Public Order Act by Speaking Against Islam

LONDON — Prosecutors have decided to drop a criminal charge against a Nigerian pastor and missionary who was to have been put on trial for violating the UK Public Order Act in upsetting hearers by preaching against Islam. “I was interviewed, charged and [set to be] put on trial for being a hate preacher. I have […]

Algerian Church Closed for ‘Illegally Printing Bibles, Material Intended for Evangelism’

Algerian Church Closed for ‘Illegally Printing Bibles, Material Intended for Evangelism’

(World Watch Monitor) — A church in Algeria’s north-western town of Aïn Turk (15km from Oran city) has been closed down by local authorities. The church, affiliated to the Protestant Church of Algeria (known as EPA, its French acronym), was sealed off by police on Nov. 9. Authorities in Oran claimed the church had been […]

UK Commuters Run Off Train ‘Panicked’ as Passenger Reads Bible, Preaches ‘Death Is Not the End’

UK Commuters Run Off Train ‘Panicked’ as Passenger Reads Bible, Preaches ‘Death Is Not the End’

(BBC) — Passengers forced open the doors on a busy rush-hour train and climbed on to tracks after becoming “panicked” in the carriage. It happened outside Wimbledon station in southwest London at 8:30 BST as a man apparently began reading lines aloud from the Bible. Commuters became scared when the man also began saying “death […]

Ministry Works to Help Churches Support Ukrainian Orphans

Ministry Works to Help Churches Support Ukrainian Orphans

Ukraine (Mission Network News) – During a recent visit to Eastern Ukraine, Slavic Gospel Association’s Eric Mock had the chance to visit a couple of orphanages. Through both its Crisis Evangelism Fund and its Orphans Reborn program, SGA helps local churches to offer support for orphans in Ukraine. “It’s a heartbreaking experience to sit down on […]

Apologist Nabeel Qureshi, Author of ‘Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus,’ Dies Following Battle With Cancer

Apologist Nabeel Qureshi, Author of ‘Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus,’ Dies Following Battle With Cancer

(Gospel Coalition) — On Saturday, September 16, 2017, Nabeel Qureshi, age 34, entered into the joy of his master, Jesus Christ, after enduring a yearlong battle with cancer. … As a Christian apologist with a special focus on Islam, Nabeel was often introduced as a “former Muslim.” He felt ambivalence about the label, wondering if he […]

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