EU Playing ‘Hot Potato’ With Refugees

EU Playing ‘Hot Potato’ With Refugees

Greece (Mission Network News) — The European Union is looking to play ‘hot potato’ with the refugee crisis. Under the Dublin Regulation, the EU is considering sending refugees currently in other European countries back to Greece, their original point of entry, before they can apply for a new host country. However, leaders in Greece say […]

Russia’s Christians Hope Amid Restrictions

Russia’s Christians Hope Amid Restrictions

Russia (Mission Network News) — It’s been nearly two months since Russia’s Anti-Terrorism law took effect on July 20, 2016. Since then, various reports against Russian Christians have surfaced. Yet, there’s hope. The Slavic Gospel Association has heard many disturbing instances of Christians in Russia persecuted for sharing the Gospel. In fact, SGA has watched […]

Chinese Christian Camp Leaders Detained, Accused of ‘Indoctrinating Minors’

Chinese Christian Camp Leaders Detained, Accused of ‘Indoctrinating Minors’

XINYUAN COUNTY, Xinjiang (China Aid) — Two organizers of a Christian summer camp were detained in China’s northwestern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, for 10 and 15 days, respectively, on Aug. 4 on the charge of indoctrinating minors with superstitious beliefs. Zhou Yanhua and Gao Ming, both members of Yining County Church, were preparing to drive […]

Sudanese Authorities Arrest Christian Leader in School Takeover

Sudanese Authorities Arrest Christian Leader in School Takeover

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Authorities in southeastern Sudan arrested the headmaster of a Christian school last week and took over its property, sources said. Armed police and officials from the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) on Sept. 5 arrested Samuel Suliman and 12 teachers at the school in Madani, capital of Al […]

Trial Set for Second Man Accused of Helping Ex-Lesbian Flee Country With Daughter

Trial Set for Second Man Accused of Helping Ex-Lesbian Flee Country With Daughter

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A trial has been set for a second man accused of aiding an ex-lesbian turned professing Christian who fled the country with her daughter seven years ago to avoid a situation she found harmful to her child. Philip Zodhiates of Waynesboro, Virginia is charged with international parental kidnapping and conspiracy for allegedly driving Lisa Miller […]

United Church of Canada Review Committee Recommends Atheist Minister Be Defrocked

United Church of Canada Review Committee Recommends Atheist Minister Be Defrocked

TORONTO — A review committee with the United Church of Canada has recommended the removal of an ordained minister who identifies as an atheist. “I don’t believe in … the god called God,” Gretta Vosper told the Globe and Mail last year. “Using the word gets in the way of sharing what I want to share.” As previously reported, Vosper […]

Pro-Life Stand Leads to Sacking of Family Doctor in Norway

Pro-Life Stand Leads to Sacking of Family Doctor in Norway

(Christian Institute) — A doctor in Norway has lost her job after taking a stand for the sanctity of life. Dr. Katarzyna Jachimowicz refused to comply with demands that she administer abortifacient devices when told to choose between following her conscience or keeping her job. A petition in support of Dr. Jachimowicz has been signed […]

China’s Zhejiang Bans Religious Activities in Public Hospitals

China’s Zhejiang Bans Religious Activities in Public Hospitals

A public notice posted at the Central Hospital in Zhejiang’s Wenzhou, a city that has been dubbed “China’s Jerusalem” because of its high concentration of christians, made patients and their visitors unequivocally aware of the new rules this week. “Religious activities are banned in this hospital,” the notice said. The Wenzhou Central Hospital was originally […]

‘Uprooted’: 1 in 200 Children in the World Is a Refugee

‘Uprooted’: 1 in 200 Children in the World Is a Refugee

(Evangelical Focus) — There are 50 million “uprooted” children in the world. This is the main idea a new study by UNICEF has made public this week: “Uprooted: The Growing Crisis for Refugee and Migrant Children.” These are some of the main findings: – 31 million children live outside their country of birth, including 11 […]

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