‘Crucify No Voters’: Australian Churches Vandalized by Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Supporters

‘Crucify No Voters’: Australian Churches Vandalized by Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Supporters

(Christian Institute) — Christians who hold a biblical view of marriage are “bigots” and should be “crucified,” according to same-sex marriage supporters who vandalised churches in Australia. Last week, two churches in Melbourne were daubed with graffiti including a Nazi swastika. It is the latest in a string of reports of abuse suffered by marriage […]

‘Unjust Law’ Still Denying Algerian Churches Their Right to Worship in Non-Religious Buildings

‘Unjust Law’ Still Denying Algerian Churches Their Right to Worship in Non-Religious Buildings

(World Watch Monitor) — Churches in northern Algeria continue to clash with the authorities over permission to hold services in non-religious buildings. Authorities in Tizi Ouzou province—100km east of the capital, Algiers—have said a 2006 law that regulates non-Muslim worship is breached by churches meeting in houses meant only for accommodation or commercial purposes. But […]

Church of England School Bars Christian Group’s Assemblies Following Parental Complaints

Church of England School Bars Christian Group’s Assemblies Following Parental Complaints

KENT (Premier) — A Christian charity is being stopped from holding assemblies at a Church of England school in Kent after talks left pupils feeling “upset.” Intervention by the head teacher comes after a 16-year partnership between St John’s primary school in Tunbridge Wells and CrossTeach. Writing to parents, Dan Turvey said: “After careful consideration, […]

Conjoined Twins Saved Through Ministry’s Medical Flight

Conjoined Twins Saved Through Ministry’s Medical Flight

DRC (Mission Network News) — The recent natural birth of conjoined twin baby girls in the bush of the Democratic Republic of Congo was a rare occurrence. The closest hospital in Vanga was a two-day drive by motorbike, and even that hospital was not fully equipped to separate conjoined infants. The next closest hospital was […]

ISIS Caliphate ‘Capital’ in Raqqa Falls After Last Jihadists Surrender

ISIS Caliphate ‘Capital’ in Raqqa Falls After Last Jihadists Surrender

(The Telegraph) — The Islamic State’s “capital” fell on Tuesday after US-backed forces declared victory in the Syrian city where the jihadist group plotted attacks on the West. Brig Gen Talal Silo, the spokesman for the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, said that clashes with Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) fighters in Raqqa […]

Boys Who Identify as Girls Allowed to Wear Skirts, Be Addressed as ‘Zie’ at Surrey Boarding School

Boys Who Identify as Girls Allowed to Wear Skirts, Be Addressed as ‘Zie’ at Surrey Boarding School

(Evening Standard) — A boarding school in Surrey will let boys who question their identity wear skirts and sleep in girls’ boarding houses. Pupils may also request to be addressed by different names or gender-neutral pronouns such as “zie” at Gordon’s School in Woking, the Sunday Times reported. The £15,000-per-year school, which has five boarding […]

Concerns Expressed After Jharkhand, India Passes Anti-Conversion Law

Concerns Expressed After Jharkhand, India Passes Anti-Conversion Law

India (Mission Network News) — In India, religious minorities are seeing their freedoms slowly erode. The northeastern state of Jharkhand recently became the ninth state to pass anti-conversion laws, which are often used to suppress any religion other than Hinduism. “I think in the little over three years that we’ve had this government in place, we’ve certainly […]

Christian Union Banned From Oxford Freshers’ Fair

Christian Union Banned From Oxford Freshers’ Fair

(Christian Institute) — An Oxford University college banned members of the Christian Union (CU) from its freshers’ fair, claiming that Christianity is used as an “excuse for homophobia and certain forms of neocolonialism.” One of the organizers of last week’s fair at Balliol College, Freddy Potts, claimed that the presence of CU members would be […]