Pakistani Police Arrest Christian Beaten, Accused of Blasphemy

Pakistani Police Arrest Christian Beaten, Accused of Blasphemy

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Police in Pakistan on Monday (May 23) jailed a Christian after Muslims upset that he tried to stop them from teasing girls beat him and accused him of posting blasphemous content on Facebook, sources said. Hospital staff refused to treat Usman Liaqat after the beating, saying he had to first […]

Military BibleSticks Encourage Ukraine

Military BibleSticks Encourage Ukraine

Ukraine (Mission Network News) – It’s when all comfort is gone that we feel our greatest need for the Gospel. That’s why Military BibleSticks of Faith Comes By Hearing (FCBH) are so important. The Ukrainian military has been in conflict with separatists since 2014. FCBH says more than 9,000 people have died in the fighting so far. […]

Christians Arrested in Madhya Pradesh for ‘Forced Conversions’

Christians Arrested in Madhya Pradesh for ‘Forced Conversions’

Madhya Pradesh (AsiaNews) – Police in Satna, Madhya Pradesh, arrested on Sunday three evangelical Christians for forced conversion and insulting Hindu religious sentiment. V.A. Anthony of the Brethren Assembly Church, his wife Prabha and another woman were taken into custody as they returned from Aber, where they go every week to lead prayers. They were […]

Canadian Bill Would Extend Nation’s Ban on ‘Hate Propaganda’ to Pertain to ‘Gender Identity’

Canadian Bill Would Extend Nation’s Ban on ‘Hate Propaganda’ to Pertain to ‘Gender Identity’

OTTAWA — A bill has been introduced in the Canadian Parliament that would extend the country’s ban on “hate propaganda” to pertain to “gender identity.” Bill C-16 was introduced on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia by Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould. “This enactment amends the Canadian Human Rights Act to add gender identity and gender […]

Church of Scotland Votes to Allow Appointment of Clergy in Same-Sex ‘Marriages’

Church of Scotland Votes to Allow Appointment of Clergy in Same-Sex ‘Marriages’

EDINBURGH, Scotland — The Church of Scotland, while stating that it “maintains its traditional view of marriage between a man and woman,” has voted to allow the appointment of clergy who are in same-sex “marriages.” The 339-215 vote in Edinburgh allows individual congregations who disagree with the denomination’s stance on marriage to opt-out and select […]

Africans Concerned American United Methodists ‘Preaching a Different Gospel’

Africans Concerned American United Methodists ‘Preaching a Different Gospel’

PORTLAND, Ore. (Religion News Service) — Jerry Kulah has nothing but gratitude for American Methodists. In 1833, they sent their first missionary to his country, Liberia, which was founded for freed American slaves. Melville B. Cox died four months after he arrived in Africa, but the missionary’s legacy lives on in the United Methodist Church’s […]

Baptist Pastor Poisoned to Death in Uganda

Baptist Pastor Poisoned to Death in Uganda

KIBUKU, Uganda (Morning Star News) – A Muslim villager in eastern Uganda is suspected in the poisoning death of a pastor on Sunday (May 15), sources said. Micah Byamukama, pastor of Kasecha Baptist Church in Kasecha village, Kibuku District, died at Kabweri Health Centre at 9 p.m. after ingesting an insecticide that Ahmed Mupere put into […]

UK Leader of Royal College of Midwives Calls for Legalization of Abortion Up to Birth

UK Leader of Royal College of Midwives Calls for Legalization of Abortion Up to Birth

LONDON — The leader of the Royal College of Midwives in the U.K. has joined an effort by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) to call for the legalization of abortion up to birth. It is currently illegal to perform abortions after 24 weeks in the nation, unless for the life and health of the mother. […]

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