American Missionary to Nicaragua Sentenced to Probation for Helping Ex-Lesbian Who Fled Country With Daughter

American Missionary to Nicaragua Sentenced to Probation for Helping Ex-Lesbian Who Fled Country With Daughter

BUFFALO, N.Y. — An American missionary to Nicaragua has been sentenced to time served plus one year of probation for helping an ex-lesbian flee the U.S. with her child seven years ago. Timothy Miller, also known as Timo, had entered a guilty plea in November on a charge of charge of conspiracy in international parental kidnapping for purchasing […]

Christians Detained for Attempting to Pray for China’s National People’s Congress

Christians Detained for Attempting to Pray for China’s National People’s Congress

BEIJING (China Aid) — As China commenced a meeting of the National People’s Congress (NPC) the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) on March 5, Beijing police detained two Christians who had travelled to pray for the proceedings. Officers patrolling the Great Hall of the People in Beijing detained Zhou Jinxia from Dalian, Liaoning, and […]

Gambling Problems on the Rise Among British Young Adults

Gambling Problems on the Rise Among British Young Adults

(Evangelical Focus) — According to a research of The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School for Primary Care Research (SPCR), published in the British Journal of General Practice, around one in 20 people waiting to see their GP at a group of surgeries in Bristol reported having a gambling problem. The research surveyed over […]

Former ISIS Sex Slave Demands Justice for Yazidi Genocide Victims

Former ISIS Sex Slave Demands Justice for Yazidi Genocide Victims

(KTLA/CNN Wire) — A Yazidi woman who was kidnapped and taken as sex slave by ISIS told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on Sunday that the Iraqi government and the UN should establish an investigation in order to bring members of the brutal regime to justice. Nadia Murad, along with her counsel, international human rights lawyer Amal […]

UK Judge Rules Boy Must Be Taught in Islamic School Despite Father’s Objections to Mother’s Wishes

UK Judge Rules Boy Must Be Taught in Islamic School Despite Father’s Objections to Mother’s Wishes

(The Telegraph) — A father who describes himself as “Anglo-Saxon” has lost a legal battle to prevent his Muslim ex-wife from sending their 10-year-old son to an Islamic secondary school. The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said he was determined to prevent his son from attending a “school inside a mosque” on […]

Silence in Case of Missing Malaysian Pastor

Silence in Case of Missing Malaysian Pastor

Malaysia (Mission Network News) – Mystery and frustration surround the abduction of a Malaysian pastor. His disappearance reads like the script of an action movie.  On February 13th, a group of masked men surrounded 62-year-old Raymond Koh and whisked him off the streets, all while another person stood recording the incident.  It took 40 seconds […]

Chinese Boy Born Without Ears, Abandoned Days After Birth, Yearns for Adoptive Family

Chinese Boy Born Without Ears, Abandoned Days After Birth, Yearns for Adoptive Family

An Asian television program that aired on Tuesday centered on disabled children in China who live in medical orphanages, specifically the story of a young Chinese boy who was born without ears, and who is waiting patiently for an adoptive family despite two years of watching others be chosen first. Wu Keyuan, 7, had been abandoned […]

2,000-Year-Old Road Unearthed in Bet Shemesh, Israel

2,000-Year-Old Road Unearthed in Bet Shemesh, Israel

(Israel Antiquities Authority) — A wide and impressive 2,000 year old road dating to the Roman period, in an extraordinary state of preservation, was revealed last February in archaeological excavations of the Israel Antiquities Authority near Highway 375. The excavation was conducted prior to laying a water pipeline to Jerusalem, at the initiative of, the […]

European Court of Justice Rules Employers Can Ban Wearing of Religious Symbols

European Court of Justice Rules Employers Can Ban Wearing of Religious Symbols

(Evangelical Focus) — The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that employers are allowed to ban employees from wearing visible religious, political and philosophical symbols in the workplace. The ban must be based on internal company rules, requiring all employees to “dress neutrally” and “it cannot be based on the wishes of a customer,” […]

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