China Tightens Grip on Religion

China Tightens Grip on Religion

(World Watch Monitor) — The Chinese government has released a set of proposed amendments to its rules regulating religious affairs, as President Xi Jinping attempts to exert even greater control over how religion is practiced. The new set of amendments, released to the public on 7 Sep. for a one-month consultation period, includes guidelines on […]

Ugandan Woman Beaten Unconscious by Muslim Husband for Attending Church Service

Ugandan Woman Beaten Unconscious by Muslim Husband for Attending Church Service

(Morning Star News) – A Muslim in Uganda beat his wife unconscious for attending a church service on Sept. 18, sources said. Hussein Kasolo had recently married Fatuma Baluka, 21-year-old daughter of an Islamic leader in a predominantly Muslim village, undisclosed for security reasons, in Eastern Uganda’s Budaka District. “When I arrived home, my husband […]

Text of Leviticus Found on 1,700-Year-Old Scroll Inside Ancient Israeli Ark

Text of Leviticus Found on 1,700-Year-Old Scroll Inside Ancient Israeli Ark

JERUSALEM — Researchers in Israel expressed excitement this past week after successfully using technology to decipher a 1,700-year-old scroll that was discovered in an ark inside of a Jewish synagogue. “You can’t imagine the joy in the lab,” Pnina Shor of the Israel Antiquities Authority told the Associated Press on Wednesday. As previously reported, the parchment had […]

Girl Who Identifies as Boy Becomes First ‘Transgender’ Allowed on School’s Football Team

Girl Who Identifies as Boy Becomes First ‘Transgender’ Allowed on School’s Football Team

HALIFAX, Canada — A Canadian girl who identifies as a boy has become the first “transgender” player allowed on her school’s football team. Kennedy Cooley, 17, transferred to Halifax West High School after students at her previous school made her feel “unaccepted” for identifying as a boy. She had heard that Halifax West would be more […]

Ethiopian Muslim Attacks Wife for Leaving Islam

Ethiopian Muslim Attacks Wife for Leaving Islam

(Morning Star News) – A woman in Ethiopia had been a Christian for six weeks when her husband found out and beat her for leaving Islam, sources said. Habiba Ibrahim, a 34-year-old mother of three in Bokulu Boma, Ethiopia, received hospital treatment for three days after the assault earlier this month by her husband, Ibrahim […]

New U.K. Bill Seeks to Protect Children From Online Pornography

New U.K. Bill Seeks to Protect Children From Online Pornography

(Christian Institute) — A bill that seeks to protect children from the dangers of online pornography has had its second reading in the House of Commons. The Government’s Digital Economy Bill would require commercial providers to set up “robust age verification controls for online pornographic content in the UK.” This would be supplemented by a […]

Canadian Pastor Ordered to Allow Gay-Straight Alliances at His Christian Schools

Canadian Pastor Ordered to Allow Gay-Straight Alliances at His Christian Schools

EDMONTON — A Canadian pastor is standing firm after being ordered to allow gay-straight alliances to be formed at his Christian schools. According to reports, on Sept. 2, Alberta Education Minister David Eggen sent a letter to Brian Coldwell, the chairman of the Independent Baptist Christian Education Society and pastor of New Testament Baptist Church, to […]

Christians Massacred by Muslim Rebels in Central African Republic

Christians Massacred by Muslim Rebels in Central African Republic

NDOMETE, C.A.R. (Morning Star News) – Muslim militants slaughtered 26 civilians in a predominantly Christian village in the Central African Republic on Friday (Sept. 16), the worst violence in the embattled country in months, sources said. Rebels from the former Seleka group attacked the village of Ndomete, about 220 miles north of the capital city of […]

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