Sharing Christ in South Asia Means Sacrifice

Sharing Christ in South Asia Means Sacrifice

Following Christ can be deadly in South Asia. According to Open Doors USA, “Pastors are frequently beaten up or killed, church buildings destroyed, and converts forced to flee their homes.” However, people in this region desperately need to hear the Gospel. One country in South Asia holds the most unreached people groups in the entire […]

Chinese Government Threatens to Shut Down Christian Care Center

Chinese Government Threatens to Shut Down Christian Care Center

Authorities threatened to shut down a house church-run care center for the homeless, disabled, orphaned and elderly on March 19 in the southern province of Guangdong, claiming the center was housed in a building that was not legally registered. The Huizhou Loving Care Center, a branch of the original Christian care center in Shenzhen, Guangdong, […]

Obama Meets with Pope Francis for First Time: ‘We Didn’t Talk a Whole Lot About Social Schisms’

Obama Meets with Pope Francis for First Time: ‘We Didn’t Talk a Whole Lot About Social Schisms’

ROME — Barack Obama visited the Vatican on Thursday, sitting down for the first time with Pope Francis, the leader of the Roman Catholic religion. Obama was joined by Secretary of State John Kerry and National Security Adviser Susan Rice, among other aides who accompanied him for the trip. “We actually didn’t talk a whole […]

Christian Guesthouse Owners Accused of Homosexual Discrimination Fight Back in European Court

Christian Guesthouse Owners Accused of Homosexual Discrimination Fight Back in European Court

ENGLAND — Two British Christian guesthouse owners accused of discriminating against homosexuals by offering rooms only to married couples will take their case directly to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). Jeff and Sue Green, who run Highland Moors Guesthouse, state that they lost their faith in the British court system after the UK […]

Five Suspects in Slaying of Turkish Christians Out of Jail

Five Suspects in Slaying of Turkish Christians Out of Jail

Five Turkish Muslims who allegedly admitted slaughtering three Christians during a Bible study in Turkey more than seven years ago have been released from jail pending their trials because of a new national law that forbids extended pretrial detention. According to court testimony, the suspects allegedly went to the Zirve Publishing House in Malayta, Turkey, […]

U. S. Partially Suspends Aid to Uganda for Criminalizing Homosexual Behavior

U. S. Partially Suspends Aid to Uganda for Criminalizing Homosexual Behavior

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials have partially suspended aid to the East African country of Uganda for signing into law a bill that criminalized homosexual behavior in the country. “As a result of this review process, a portion of the U.S. Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) cooperative agreement with the [Ugandan] Ministry of Health has been […]

Iranian Officials Call Denial of Medical Care, Shackling of Imprisoned American Pastor a ‘Mistake’

Iranian Officials Call Denial of Medical Care, Shackling of Imprisoned American Pastor a ‘Mistake’

Officials in Iran have reversed course and are calling the shackling of an American pastor imprisoned in the country, as well as the denial of medical treatment, a “mistake.” As previously reported, Pastor Saeed Abedini, an Iranian-born American, was set to receive treatment last week for injuries resulting from his numerous beatings while incarcerated. He began […]

Pope Suggests Support for Some Same-Sex Civil Unions

Pope Suggests Support for Some Same-Sex Civil Unions

ROME — In a recent interview with an Italian newspaper, Pope Francis suggested that he could see Rome permitting some forms of homosexual civil unions when it comes to medical care and property for those living in sexual sin, although he did not come out in support of same-sex “marriage.” Francis told the Italian daily Corriere della Sera that “matrimony is between […]