Trial Underway in UK for Preachers Arrested for ‘Anti-Social’ Opposition to Islam, Homosexuality

Trial Underway in UK for Preachers Arrested for ‘Anti-Social’ Opposition to Islam, Homosexuality

BRISTOL, UK — A trial is currently underway in the United Kingdom for three preachers who were arrested last July on accusations of “causing a disturbance” and engaging in “anti-social behavior” after some listeners became offended by their speech about issues such as Islam, Buddhism, homosexuality and divorce. Michael Overd, Adrian Clark and Michael Stockwell appeared in Bristol […]

Teenager Charged with Blasphemy in Pakistan Waits in Jail

Teenager Charged with Blasphemy in Pakistan Waits in Jail

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A 16-year-old Christian in Pakistan is languishing in jail under a baseless blasphemy charge after a judge declined to grant him bail this month, his attorney said. The judge in Punjab Province’s Kasur District on Feb. 7 denied bail to Nabeel Masih, who has been jailed since Sept. 18, 2016 […]

Famine Declared in South Sudan: 100,000 Facing Death, Another Million on Brink of Starvation

Famine Declared in South Sudan: 100,000 Facing Death, Another Million on Brink of Starvation

NAIROBI, Kenya (National Post) — A severe food shortage has deteriorated into a famine in two counties in South Sudan, the government and United Nations announced Monday, with 100,000 people facing starvation. Joyce Luma, head of the World Food Program in South Sudan, called the famine “man-made,” blaming it on political turmoil in a country […]

Boko Haram Recruited 2,000 Child Soldiers in 2016: UNICEF

Boko Haram Recruited 2,000 Child Soldiers in 2016: UNICEF

(UPI) — The Nigerian insurgent group Boko Haram recruited 2,000 children to fight in 2016, a United Nations report released Tuesday said. The data were part of a report indicating that at least 65,000 children, worldwide, were released from military and armed groups in the past 10 years. An estimated 17,000 children were recruited in […]

Maryland Mosque Honors Assassin of Pakistani Governor Who Spoke Against Blasphemy Laws

Maryland Mosque Honors Assassin of Pakistani Governor Who Spoke Against Blasphemy Laws

PIKESVILLE, Md. — A Maryland mosque held an event on Sunday to honor a Muslim terrorist who shot and killed the former Pakistani governor of Punjab in 2011 over his statements in opposition to the nation’s laws prohibiting blasphemy against Islam. Gulzar E Madina Mosque in Pikesville hosted an “Urs” observance on Feb. 12, which is an […]

Report: Children of Alcoholics in UK Calling Helpline to Hear Bedtime Stories

Report: Children of Alcoholics in UK Calling Helpline to Hear Bedtime Stories

(Metro) — Children as young as five are ringing a helpline to hear bedtime stories because their alcoholic parents are too intoxicated. Some of the youngsters call the counsellors at the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (Nacoa) so regularly their favourite story books are kept by the phones. According to a parliamentary group there […]

Man Charged in Turkey Nightclub Massacre Says His Intent Was to Target Christians

Man Charged in Turkey Nightclub Massacre Says His Intent Was to Target Christians

(World Watch Monitor) — The man charged with killing 39 people on New Year’s Eve at Istanbul’s exclusive Reina nightclub attack, Abdulkadir Masharipov, has testified before a Turkish court, saying, “My purpose was to kill Christians.” The Uzbek national was arraigned in court 11 Feb., nearly a month after he was captured by Istanbul police […]

‘Wall of Answered Prayer’ to Be Erected in UK

‘Wall of Answered Prayer’ to Be Erected in UK

(Christian Institute) — A national landmark representing one million answered Christian prayers is set to be built in the UK. The Wall of Answered Prayer will be built with a million bricks, each representing a prayer believed to have been answered by God. The monument will be exclusively Christian rather than a multi-faith wall. Continue […]

New Technology Allows Parents to See Their Unborn Babies in Crystal Clear Video

New Technology Allows Parents to See Their Unborn Babies in Crystal Clear Video

(Christian Institute) — Expectant parents can now see their child in the womb in incredible detail thanks to a technological breakthrough. While ultrasound has been commonplace in maternity clinics since the 1980s, a new MRI scan captures footage of the unborn child in clear, high-quality imaging. The technique has come to the public’s attention after […]

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