Filipinos Engage in Annual Ritual of Whipping, Crucifying Themselves: Video

Filipinos Engage in Annual Ritual of Whipping, Crucifying Themselves: Video

SAN PEDRO CUTUD, Philippines — Thousands in the heavily Roman Catholic country of the Philippines looked on as their neighbors engaged in self-flagellation in the streets, while others volunteered themselves to be nailed to the cross for the Good Friday holiday. The tradition, while criticized by local Roman Catholic leaders who would prefer to see “good works” from […]

UK Prison Worker Barred from Chapel Services for Quoting Bible on Homosexuality Loses Case

UK Prison Worker Barred from Chapel Services for Quoting Bible on Homosexuality Loses Case

CAMBRIDGESHIRE, U.K. — A Christian prison worker who was barred from participating in chapel services after quoting a Scripture that references homosexuality has lost his discrimination case before an employment tribunal. As previously reported, Barry Trayhorn has been employed as a gardener at HMP Littlehey since 2011, and since 2012 he has volunteered to help with the […]

Bangladeshis Protest Against Ending Islam as State Religion

Bangladeshis Protest Against Ending Islam as State Religion

(Associated Press) — Thousands of Muslims rallied in Bangladesh’s capital on Friday to denounce a court petition seeking to remove Islam as the country’s official state religion. About 3,000 Muslims protested outside the national mosque in Dhaka against the petition, filed by a group of prominent citizens, which is to be taken up by the […]

Belgium Proposes ‘Death on Demand’ Euthanasia Law

Belgium Proposes ‘Death on Demand’ Euthanasia Law

(Christian Concern) — A law that would allow ‘death on demand’ is to be put before legislators in Belgium. Already the country with the world’s most permissive euthanasia policy, it is now to consider the introduction of a law which would stop doctors from denying euthanasia requests from patients. The law was proposed by the […]

Christian Widow, Children in Uganda Flee After Threats, Rape

Christian Widow, Children in Uganda Flee After Threats, Rape

BUDAKA, Uganda (Morning Star News) — Threats from hard-line Muslims and the rape of her 13-year-old daughter forced a Christian mother and her five children to flee their village in eastern Uganda last week, sources said. Amina Napiya, a 42-year-old widow, fled her home in Nakajete village, Budaka Town Council, on Wednesday (March 16). Budaka […]

Terror Attacks on Brussels Airport, Metro Train Kill 34

Terror Attacks on Brussels Airport, Metro Train Kill 34

  BRUSSELS, Belgium (Reuters) — Thirty-four people were killed in attacks on Brussels airport and a rush-hour metro train in the Belgian capital on Tuesday, according to public broadcaster VRT, triggering security alerts across Europe and bringing some cross-border traffic to a halt. A witness said he heard shouts in Arabic and shots shortly before […]

Four Bible Translators Murdered in Middle East

Four Bible Translators Murdered in Middle East

(Mission Network News) — Bible translation in Muslim-dominant areas is risky. Mix that occupation with animosity aimed at Muslim-Background Believers and what you get is a volatile and often explosive reaction. That’s proven true for Wycliffe Associates. President/Chief Executive Officer Bruce Smith confirms the deaths of four national translators (first generation Christians) recently in a […]

Captured Paris Attack Suspect Reportedly Planned New Acts in Brussels

Captured Paris Attack Suspect Reportedly Planned New Acts in Brussels

BRUSSELS (Associated Press) — The top suspect in last year’s Paris attacks told investigators after he was captured that he was planning new operations from Brussels and possibly had access to several weapons, Belgium’s foreign minister said Sunday. Salah Abdeslam had claimed that “he was ready to restart something from Brussels, and it’s maybe the […]

Buddhist Nationalists to Protest Against Christian as Myanmar VP

Buddhist Nationalists to Protest Against Christian as Myanmar VP

YANGON, Myanmar (Myanmar Times) — Buddhist nationalists have applied for permission to hold a protest in Yangon against the appointment of Henry Van Thio, an ethnic Chin and a Christian, as vice president. The nomination of the hitherto unknown National League for Democracy MP came as a surprise to most last week, but the decision […]

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