Former ISIS Sex Slave Demands Justice for Yazidi Genocide Victims

Former ISIS Sex Slave Demands Justice for Yazidi Genocide Victims

(KTLA/CNN Wire) — A Yazidi woman who was kidnapped and taken as sex slave by ISIS told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on Sunday that the Iraqi government and the UN should establish an investigation in order to bring members of the brutal regime to justice. Nadia Murad, along with her counsel, international human rights lawyer Amal […]

UK Judge Rules Boy Must Be Taught in Islamic School Despite Father’s Objections to Mother’s Wishes

UK Judge Rules Boy Must Be Taught in Islamic School Despite Father’s Objections to Mother’s Wishes

(The Telegraph) — A father who describes himself as “Anglo-Saxon” has lost a legal battle to prevent his Muslim ex-wife from sending their 10-year-old son to an Islamic secondary school. The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said he was determined to prevent his son from attending a “school inside a mosque” on […]

Silence in Case of Missing Malaysian Pastor

Silence in Case of Missing Malaysian Pastor

Malaysia (Mission Network News) – Mystery and frustration surround the abduction of a Malaysian pastor. His disappearance reads like the script of an action movie.  On February 13th, a group of masked men surrounded 62-year-old Raymond Koh and whisked him off the streets, all while another person stood recording the incident.  It took 40 seconds […]

More Premature Babies Surviving, Says US Study

More Premature Babies Surviving, Says US Study

(Christian Institute) — More very premature babies are surviving, and with less neurological problems, a new US study has found. The study found an increase in survival rate for babies born between 22 and 24 weeks over a three-year period. It was conducted by Duke Health and published in the New England Journal of Medicine. […]

2,000-Year-Old Road Unearthed in Bet Shemesh, Israel

2,000-Year-Old Road Unearthed in Bet Shemesh, Israel

(Israel Antiquities Authority) — A wide and impressive 2,000 year old road dating to the Roman period, in an extraordinary state of preservation, was revealed last February in archaeological excavations of the Israel Antiquities Authority near Highway 375. The excavation was conducted prior to laying a water pipeline to Jerusalem, at the initiative of, the […]

European Court of Justice Rules Employers Can Ban Wearing of Religious Symbols

European Court of Justice Rules Employers Can Ban Wearing of Religious Symbols

(Evangelical Focus) — The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that employers are allowed to ban employees from wearing visible religious, political and philosophical symbols in the workplace. The ban must be based on internal company rules, requiring all employees to “dress neutrally” and “it cannot be based on the wishes of a customer,” […]

China’s New Policy Expected to Lead to More Religious Persecution

China’s New Policy Expected to Lead to More Religious Persecution

(China Aid/Morning Star News) – China Aid’s 2016 Annual Persecution Report details a seismic shift in the Chinese government’s approach to religious policy that is expected to lead to further persecution. The report’s core subject tracks a deviation in the Chinese government’s ideological approach to religious management. During the National Conference of Religious Work held […]

UK Health Workers Told to Discuss Faith With Dying Patients

UK Health Workers Told to Discuss Faith With Dying Patients

(Christian Concern) — Healthcare workers should do more to talk to dying patients about faith, experts have said. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has advised health workers and care workers to do more to discuss patients’ social, cultural and religious preferences. It comes as a 2016 report showed that spiritual wishes […]