Terrorist Attack at Indonesian Church Kills Toddler, Wounded Three Other Children

Terrorist Attack at Indonesian Church Kills Toddler, Wounded Three Other Children

(Time) — A man formerly convicted of terrorist offenses has been arrested for allegedly throwing a Molotov cocktail at a Protestant church in Samarinda, in Indonesia’s East Kalimantan province, on Sunday morning, killing a toddler and wounding three other children. On Monday, at around 3 a.m. local time, a Buddhist temple in Singkawang, West Kalimantan […]

Three Christian Azerbaijani Men Freed in Iran

Three Christian Azerbaijani Men Freed in Iran

Iran (Mission Network News) — Three Christian Azerbaijani men were just released from prison in Iran on bail. They were able to return to Azerbaijan and reunited with their families on November 6th. Emily Fuentes with Open Doors USA explains, “Several months ago, these men were arrested along with another Iranian national for Christian activities […]

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 […]