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Judge Rules Christian Bakers Discriminated in Declining to Make ‘Support Gay Marriage’ Cake

BELFAST — A judge in Ireland has ruled against a Christian-owned bakery for declining to make a Bert and Ernie cake that was to be decorated with the phrase “Support Gay Marriage,” and has ordered them to pay a fine equating to nearly $800 U.S. dollars. As previously reported, in May of last year, Ashers Baking Company […]

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Civilians Fleeing as ISIS Seizes Iraqi City of Ramadi, Killing 500

RAMADI, Iraq — Thousands of civilians are fleeing the Iraqi city of Ramadi after the barbaric Islamic group ISIS, which identifies itself as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, seized the municipality on Sunday. According to reports, approximately 25,000 civilians have fled Ramadi as well as a number of government officials, adding to the many that have […]

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Concerns Raised Over Abortion Activist Group Serving Women Raped by Boko Haram

ABUJA, Nigeria — Concerns are being raised over a known abortion activist group that is present in Nigeria to offer services to the over 200 women and girls that were recently found to be pregnant after being rescued from the Islamic terror group Boko Haram. As previously reported, last month, the Nigerian army rescued nearly […]

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Pakistani Pastor Threatened by Muslims for Sharing Christ with Neighbors

(Voice of the Martyrs) — After evangelizing Muslims and baptizing a former Islamic religious leader, a Pakistani pastor is receiving death threats from radical Islamists – even through his cell phone. “Azhar”, who became a pastor at a village church more than 20 years ago in Pakistan, regularly shares the gospel with his Muslim neighbors […]

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Persecuted Pakistani Christians Suffer While Seeking Asylum in Thailand

(Pukaar News) — When most people think of Thailand, they imagine an exotic and luxurious holiday destination, but little is known about the harsh reality of the lives of the Pakistani Christian asylum seekers, who are being treated like criminals in Thailand’s capital Bangkok. Many of these Pakistani Christians moved to Thailand for a better […]

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Women Rescued from Boko Haram Tell of Sex Slavery, Forced Conversion to Islam

ABUJA, Nigeria — Some of the women who were recently rescued from the clutches of the Islamic terror group Boko Haram are speaking out about the sexual and emotional abuse they suffered at the hands of their captors, who demanded under threat of death that they convert to Islam. As previously reported, last month, the Nigerian […]

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Chinese Authorities Monitor House Church Pastor’s Phone Calls, Issue Threats

Suqian, Anhui (China Aid) — Authorities in China’s eastern Anhui province threatened a house church pastor on Friday after learning through monitored phone calls that the president of the Chinese House Church Alliance planned to deliver a sermon at the house church. “I called Pastor Wu Changle, and the police listened to the phone call,” […]

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Jailed South Sudanese Church Leaders Could Face Death Penalty

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Sudanese authorities have charged two South Sudanese pastors under laws that call for the death penalty, their attorney said. National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) officials have charged Yat Michael and the Peter Yein Reith (also transliterated as Peter Yen Reith, pictured) with undermining the constitutional system (Article 50 […]

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U.S. Religious Freedom Panel Finds ‘Alarming’ Increase in Global Persecution Over Past Year

WASHINGTON — A federal religious freedom panel has released its annual report, finding an “alarming” increase in global persecution over the past year. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) scrutinizes religious freedom in countries around the world each year and reports back to the White House on the state of affairs, as well […]

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U.S. Senate Urges Obama to Do More to Free American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate has voted unanimously to pass a resolution urging the Obama administration to do more to free an American pastor imprisoned in Iran, as well as all Americans incarcerated in the country. The resolution was presented by Sen. Jim Risch of Idaho, the home state of Saeed Abedini, who has been behind […]

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