Latest Bombings Highlight Turkey’s Ongoing Power Struggle

Latest Bombings Highlight Turkey’s Ongoing Power Struggle

Turkey (MNN) — Last Thursday in Turkey, three separate explosions including car bombs killed 14 people and wounded over 220. The blasts seemed to target Turkish police, though both civilians and officers were killed. Turkish officials say it was the Kurdish militants, also known as the PKK, who carried out the blasts. Turkey considers the […]

Persecution of Christians in India Increases Dramatically in First Half of 2016

Persecution of Christians in India Increases Dramatically in First Half of 2016

UDAIPUR, India (Morning Star News) – At least 134 incidents of violence against Christians in India were carried out in the first half of 2016 alone, compared with 147 incidents in all of 2014 and 177 in 2015, according to an independent report. The Evangelical Fellowship of India’s Religious Liberty Commission (EFIRLC) notes that cases chronicled […]

Drug-Related Deaths Rise to Record High in Scotland

Drug-Related Deaths Rise to Record High in Scotland

(Christian Institute) — Drug-related deaths reached a record high in Scotland last year, according to new figures. There were 706 drug-related deaths in 2015, a 15 per cent increase on 2014, when 613 people died. The official statistics were released in a report by the National Records of Scotland investigating drug-related deaths. Continue reading this […]

Turkish Search for Hope in State of Emergency, Crackdowns

Turkish Search for Hope in State of Emergency, Crackdowns

Turkey (Mission Network News) — Turkey is set to release 38,000 prisoners jailed before a failed July 15 coup attempt to make room for new detainees. The government declared a three-month state of emergency on July 21 and began a sweeping crackdown, arresting more than 23,000 people. The purge has also led to more than […]

Down Syndrome Test Concerns Being ‘Constantly Ignored’

Down Syndrome Test Concerns Being ‘Constantly Ignored’

(Christian Institute) — Campaigners against a new technique for screening unborn babies for Down syndrome say that their concerns have been “constantly ignored” by the U.K. government. Don’t Screen Us Out argue that Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) will lead to an increase in abortions. In England and Wales, recent figures show that 92 percent of […]

Indonesian Christians Stand Strong Despite Violent Threats

Indonesian Christians Stand Strong Despite Violent Threats

Indonesia (Mission Network News) — Despite facing threats of violence in the country with the largest Muslim population in the world, a group of Christians in Indonesia is standing strong. According to Bruce Allen of Forgotten Missionaries International, a group of believers, led by FMI-supported church planter Pastor Yudianto, was holding a meeting when about […]

Actor Hugh Grant Mocks Biblical Marriage as ‘Unromantic’

Actor Hugh Grant Mocks Biblical Marriage as ‘Unromantic’

(Christian Institute) — Hugh Grant has described marriage as “unromantic” and said casual affairs keep marriages together. The British actor, well known for his roles in romantic comedies, made the comments during an interview with controversial radio host Howard Stern. Grant is currently promoting his latest film in the U.S. and admitted he likes the […]

Report: Fallujah Refugees Coming to Christ

Report: Fallujah Refugees Coming to Christ

Iraq (Mission Network News) — We’ve kept you updated on the situation in Fallujah, Iraq, the town under ISIS control that was recently reclaimed by Iraqi troops. Thousands of people from Fallujah had fled to a nearby refugee town dubbed the City of Refuge. Frontiers USA tells us in the last 18 months, through the […]

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