Family in India Receives Notice to Stop Christian Gatherings in Their Home

Family in India Receives Notice to Stop Christian Gatherings in Their Home

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – For 12 years, Mahendra Nagdeve had met with friends and relatives in his house in Madhya Pradesh state, India to worship Christ until he received this notice from city officials this month: “With effect from the moment you receive this notice, you must not conduct any Christian congregational activity,” the notice […]

Case of UK Bakers Punished for Declining ‘Support Gay Marriage’ Cake to Be Heard in Spring

Case of UK Bakers Punished for Declining ‘Support Gay Marriage’ Cake to Be Heard in Spring

(Christian Institute) — The UK Supreme Court has confirmed that it will sit in Belfast to hear arguments in the Ashers Baking Company case. It will be the first time the court has ever sat in Northern Ireland. Supported by The Christian Institute’s Legal Defense Fund, Ashers is defending itself from a lawsuit brought by […]

Turkish Church Vandalised a Second Time in Malatya

Turkish Church Vandalised a Second Time in Malatya

(World Watch Monitor) — A vandalism attack last week in Turkey’s south-eastern city of Malatya damaged a small Turkish Protestant church. The assault came just two days after the targeting of 13 minority Alevi families in a nearby neighbourhood. Rising sectarian tensions over the two incidents quickly prompted local police investigations, followed by a concerned […]

South Korea to Review Whether or Not to Abolish Law Banning Abortion

South Korea to Review Whether or Not to Abolish Law Banning Abortion

SEOUL (Reuters) – The South Korean president’s office said on Sunday that it will begin a review on the country’s 64-year-old law to ban abortion. The announcement came after more than 230,000 South Koreans filed a petition calling for the abolishment of the law. South Korea criminalized abortion in 1953 when its leaders wanted to […]

‘Church of Sweden’ Aiming to Use ‘More Inclusive’ Language When Referring to God

‘Church of Sweden’ Aiming to Use ‘More Inclusive’ Language When Referring to God

(Western Journal) — The Church of Sweden acted Thursday to urge its clergy to stop using solely masculine references to God by adopting a new handbook governing all forms of worship. The handbook makes significant changes to how priests are encouraged to talk about God. “We talk about Jesus Christ, but in a few places […]

Christians in India Praise God in Spite of Police Brutality, Month in Jail

Christians in India Praise God in Spite of Police Brutality, Month in Jail

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Six Christians facing false charges, two of them beaten by police, were jailed for a month for praying for a sick woman in eastern India, they said. After tribal Gondi villagers in Simdega District, Jharkhand state, attacked the Christians on Sept. 16, officers at the local police station refused to listen […]

Algerian Church Closed for ‘Illegally Printing Bibles, Material Intended for Evangelism’

Algerian Church Closed for ‘Illegally Printing Bibles, Material Intended for Evangelism’

(World Watch Monitor) — A church in Algeria’s north-western town of Aïn Turk (15km from Oran city) has been closed down by local authorities. The church, affiliated to the Protestant Church of Algeria (known as EPA, its French acronym), was sealed off by police on Nov. 9. Authorities in Oran claimed the church had been […]

Chinese Police Question 13 Christians for Holding House Church Services

Chinese Police Question 13 Christians for Holding House Church Services

JIANGMEN, Guangdong (China Aid) — 13 Christians in China’s southern Guangdong province were interrogated at the police station on Nov. 5 after police broke into their church service, ChinaAid learned recently. During a Sunday morning worship service at Qingcaodi Church on Nov. 5, a team of police officers and religious affairs bureau personnel invaded a […]

Australians Vote in Favor of Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ in Nationwide Postal Survey

Australians Vote in Favor of Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ in Nationwide Postal Survey

(Bloomberg) — Australians have voted emphatically in support of same-sex marriage, paving the way for parliament to legalize homosexual unions before the end of the year. Some 61.6 percent of the more than 12 million people who took part in the government-run postal survey backed same-sex “marriage,” with 38.4 percent against, the Australian Bureau of […]