Christian Groups Denounce Detention of U.S. Pastor in Turkey

Christian Groups Denounce Detention of U.S. Pastor in Turkey

(VOA News) — Christian groups are denouncing the jailing of an American pastor who has been detained for nearly a month in isolation in Turkey, accused of posing what officials call a “national security threat.” Authorities and the representatives of Protestant Christian community in Turkey say that Andrew Brunson, who has been a Protestant missionary […]

Christians in Over 100 Countries Observe International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Church

Christians in Over 100 Countries Observe International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Church

Christians in over 100 countries observed the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church on Sunday by joining together to intercede for those who daily suffer for their faith in Jesus Christ. “Scripture affirms that the Christian life is a call to glory through suffering,” says the World Evangelical Alliance of this day. “Accordingly, […]

UK Prison Worker Barred from Chapel Services for Quoting Bible on Homosexuality Granted Appeal

UK Prison Worker Barred from Chapel Services for Quoting Bible on Homosexuality Granted Appeal

CAMBRIDGESHIRE, U.K. — A Christian prison worker who was barred from participating in chapel services after quoting a Scripture that references homosexuality has been granted permission to appeal a ruling from earlier this year striking down his discrimination claim. A hearing had been held last week over the matter, which has now resulted in approval to appeal the […]

Emergency Order Broadening Turkey’s Powers to Deport Foreigners Concerns Christians

Emergency Order Broadening Turkey’s Powers to Deport Foreigners Concerns Christians

TURKEY (Morning Star News) – An emergency order issued over the weekend makes it significantly easier for Turkey to deport expatriates, further unsettling  foreign Christians after the government this month ordered the deportation two U.S. Christians. The directive eliminates the need for a court decision before a foreigner can be deported, amending sections of the […]

‘He Died a True Christian’: Syrian Woman Tells Story of Son Who Died Refusing to Deny Faith in Christ

‘He Died a True Christian’: Syrian Woman Tells Story of Son Who Died Refusing to Deny Faith in Christ

A Syrian woman recently shared the heartwrenching story of the death of her 18-year-old son, who was shot and killed by ISIS-aligned militants after he refused to deny his faith in Christ. Alice Assaf of Adra al-Ummaliya near Damascus told her story to Dr. Yvette Elbayadi Isaac of the American human rights group Roads of […]