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Bangladesh Pastors Charged With ‘Hurting Religious Sentiments’ for Preaching Christ to Muslims

DHAKA, Bangladesh – Two Bangladesh pastors have been charged with “hurting religious sentiments” and could face two years behind bars after they were arrested during a house church service. Arif Mondol leads the Faith Bible Church of God in Lalmonirhat, and meets with 30-40 area Christians on a regular basis. Earlier this month, as he and a […]

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Tensions High as Sudanese Church Strives to Fend Off Further Demolition

NORTH KHARTOUM, Sudan (Morning Star News) – As churchwomen wailed and young men shouted that they were prepared to die to prevent further demolition, hundreds of Christians in North Khartoum blocked authorities’ attempts to destroy buildings on their compound this week. After a bulldozer accompanied by security personnel and police knocked down a wall of […]

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‘Yes to Life! No to Abortion!’ Tens of Thousands March Against Abortion in Spain

MADRID, Spain – Months after tens of thousands marched in favor of abortion in Spain’s capital, tens of thousands marched against the practice on Saturday, threatening not to vote for the governing party during the next election if it does not outlaw abortion in the nation. “Yes to life! No to abortion!” some of the thousands, […]

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Documentary on South Korean Pastor Who Saves Abandoned Babies Coming to Theaters Nationwide

A documentary about a South Korean pastor who is credited with saving countless abandoned babies who might have otherwise have died abandoned on the streets is set to open in theaters nationwide early next Spring. “The Dropbox” tells the story of Lee Jong-rak, who in 2009, constructed a “heated bin lodged in a wall that allows […]

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Ministry Teaches India’s Pastors How to Help Save the Unborn from Abortion

India (MNN) — Have you ever used an ultrasound to share the Gospel? Life Matters Worldwide educates national believers about pro-life issues and equips them with resources like ultrasound machines so they can reach out to women with unplanned pregnancies. By starting conversations with women about life and its value, doors open to share the […]

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Beijing Authorities Shut Down School Attended by Christian Orphans

BEIJING, China— A boarding school for orphans in Beijing was shut down during the Chinese National holiday in early October when officials refused to issue a certificate for passing the annual inspection for what teachers claim are religious reasons. Ms. Yu, a teacher at the faith-based Angel Orphanage, said that the school’s leaders were forced […]

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Profane ‘Godmother of Punk’ to Perform at Vatican Christmas Concert

ROME – Questions have been raised surrounding the announcement that the “godmother of punk” who once sang the lyrics, “Jesus died for somebody’s sins, but not mine,” will be performing at the Vatican Christmas concert next month. Patti Smith, now 67, is among 18 other artists scheduled to play at the Conciliation Auditorium on Dec. 13 during […]

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Christian to Be Sworn in as Jakarta Governor Despite Muslim Protests

(Reuters) – Jakarta’s first Christian governor in nearly 50 years is expected to be sworn in on Wednesday, despite protests from religious hardliners opposing a non-Muslim taking over one of Indonesia’s most powerful political jobs. President Joko Widodo will take part in the swearing-in of Deputy Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, better known by his nickname […]

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Israel to Issue ‘Gay-Friendly’ ID Cards to Children of Homosexuals

The Israeli government will begin issuing “gay-friendly” ID cards to children of homosexuals, according to reports coming out of the country. Heretofore, the cards had always had a space for “father” and “mother,” and one of the homosexual twosomes had to be listed as such regardless of whether they were male or female. However, the […]

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Controversial ‘Pick-Up’ Coach Who Teaches Men How to Choke Women Banned Overseas

A controversial ‘pick-up’ coach from California was recently banned in Australia, and other nations overseas are considering similar action due to concerns over his teachings that involve crude and violent tactics used to prey on women for sexual purposes. “It’s offensive, it’s inappropriate, it’s emotionally scarring, but it’s [expletive] effective,” co-founder Julien Blanc writes on his website […]

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