German Officials Return Homeschooled Children to Family on Condition They Attend Public School

German Officials Return Homeschooled Children to Family on Condition They Attend Public School

DARMSTADT, Germany — The four homeschooled children of a couple in Germany have been returned to their parents upon the condition that they attend public school as per German law. As previously reported, approximately 20 social workers, police officers and special agents swarmed the home of Dirk and Petra Wunderlich last month and forcefully removed all […]

Scottish Street Preacher Arrested For ‘Breach of the Peace’ Over ‘Illegal’ Gospel Message

Scottish Street Preacher Arrested For ‘Breach of the Peace’ Over ‘Illegal’ Gospel Message

PERTH — A street preacher in Scotland was arrested this week for ‘breach of the peace’ and advised that the content of his sermon was illegal after an anonymous bystander complained to police about his activities. Josh Williamson of Perth states that he was preaching from Scripture about man’s enslavement to sin when he was […]

Letter-Writing Campaign Launched After Imprisoned American Pastor Pleads With Iranian President

Letter-Writing Campaign Launched After Imprisoned American Pastor Pleads With Iranian President

A global letter-writing campaign has been launched by a national Christian legal organization after an American pastor imprisoned in his homeland of Iran directly appealed to the country’s president in hopes of obtaining freedom from his bonds. As previously reported, Saeed Abedini, who fled Iran in 2005 and moved to Idaho with his wife Naghmeh […]

Coalition Meets With Pentagon Officials to Discuss Religious Liberty Violations in Military

WASHINGTON — Members of the Restore Military Religious Freedom Coalition (RMRF) recently met with officials at the Pentagon to discuss their concerns about the escalation of religious liberty violations in the U.S. military. During the meeting, Air Force representatives accepted over 170,000 petitions that appealed to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to protect the religious […]

Filipino Pastor Held Hostage By Muslim Rebels

Filipino Pastor Held Hostage By Muslim Rebels

MANILA (BosNewsLife) — About 200 Muslim rebels were holding a pastor and nearly 300 other people hostage on Monday, September 9, in the southern Philippines following fierce clashes with government forces that left at least eight people dead, officials and a Christian aid group said. The latest fighting, which also injured several Christians, broke out when […]

UK Street Preacher Jailed Over False ‘Hate Speech’ Charge Following Lesbian Complaint

UK Street Preacher Jailed Over False ‘Hate Speech’ Charge Following Lesbian Complaint

BASILDON, England — A Christian street preacher was arrested and jailed last week in England after he was accused by a lesbian bystander of engaging in hate speech against homosexuals. The incident occurred on Thursday while evangelist Rob Hughes was preaching on the streets of Basildon, Essex. As he spoke, Hughes was approached by police, […]

1,000-Member Mob Destroys Indian Church Building

1,000-Member Mob Destroys Indian Church Building

Nearly 1,000 people rallied on August 25 to destroy the construction site of a church led by Gospel for Asia pastor Tanvir. They proceeded to beat the pastor and other believers as well. The congregation in North India had recently resumed construction on the church building after opposition halted their plans two years ago. Only […]

North Korea Rescinds Invitation to U.S. Envoy Seeking to Secure Release of American Missionary

North Korea Rescinds Invitation to U.S. Envoy Seeking to Secure Release of American Missionary

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of State has announced that North Korean officials have rescinded their invitation to meet with a special American envoy that sought to secure the release of a missionary that has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in the country. The government had initially announced the visit on Tuesday, outlining that […]

UK Pastor Under Investigation After Calling Homosexual Pride Fest ‘Carnival of Perverted Carnality’

UK Pastor Under Investigation After Calling Homosexual Pride Fest ‘Carnival of Perverted Carnality’

NORWICH —  A pastor in the United Kingdom was recently visited at his home by police and is now under an official criminal investigation after he sent an email to organizers of a homosexual pride event expressing his concern over what he called an “unashamed carnival of perverted carnality.” Alan Clifford of Norwich Reformed Church […]

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