At Least 20 Dead in ISIS Bombing Near Shi’ite Shrine

At Least 20 Dead in ISIS Bombing Near Shi’ite Shrine

(Newsweek) — The Islamic State militant group (ISIS) claimed responsibility for suicide and car bomb blasts that struck a Damascus suburb on Saturday near Syria’s holiest Shi’ite Muslim shrine, and a monitoring group said at least 20 people were killed. State television showed debris, mangled cars and wrecked shops in a main commercial thoroughfare near […]

Muslim Gang in Nigeria Stabs Non-Muslim for Eating on Ramadan

Muslim Gang in Nigeria Stabs Non-Muslim for Eating on Ramadan

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Young Muslim men stabbed a non-Muslim in Kaduna state on Tuesday (June 7) for failing to observe a day-time fast during the month-long Islamic celebration of Ramadan, according to local reports. Francis Emmanuel Olokpo, who appears to identify as a Christian though his church affiliation was not immediately clear, sustained […]

UN Says Christian Assemblies Violate Children’s Human Rights

UN Says Christian Assemblies Violate Children’s Human Rights

(The Christian Institute) — Asking children to attend Christian assemblies undermines their human rights, according to a United Nations committee. A highly controversial new report by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child expresses ‘concern’ that pupils in the UK are legally required to take part in a daily act of collective worship, […]

U.K. Congregation Posts Kanye West Lyrics Rather Than Scripture to Attract Attendees

U.K. Congregation Posts Kanye West Lyrics Rather Than Scripture to Attract Attendees

LONDON — A congregation in London is raising eyebrows over its practice of quoting from celebrities such as Kanye West on their outdoor blackboard rather than Scripture as a way to attract attendees. “You’re not perfect, but you’re not your mistakes,” read a recent quote outside of St. Andrew’s Church in Hornchurch, London, attributing the lyric to rapper […]

Adult Stem Cells Used in ‘Remarkable’ Stroke Trial

Adult Stem Cells Used in ‘Remarkable’ Stroke Trial

(The Christian Institute) — Stroke patients have shown a “remarkable recovery” in a trial that used ethical stem cell procedures. People who had suffered strokes received cells from two healthy donors, in the form of an injection into their brains. As a consequence patients regained the ability to walk and use their arms. Unlike embryonic […]

Muslim Refugees Respond to Gospel in Nigeria

Muslim Refugees Respond to Gospel in Nigeria

Nigeria (Mission Network News) – There are over two million refugees scattered across Northern Nigeria and the surrounding countries. Over half of them are children. Many have lost their homes, and resources in the refugee camps are scarce. The situation may seem hopeless, but the good news is these people haven’t been abandoned. “We have […]

Norwegian Government to Return Children Seized Over Concerns About Family’s Faith

Norwegian Government to Return Children Seized Over Concerns About Family’s Faith

OSLO, Norway — Following a seven month battle, the Norwegian government has agreed to return the four remaining children who were seized from their parents last November after a school principal expressed concern over the children’s “religious upbringing.” “Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! The Bodnariu family will be reunited!” reads a statement released by spokesman Pastor Cristian Ionescu. “The Naustdal […]

Muslim Mob in Northern Nigeria Kills Pastor’s Wife on ‘Blasphemy’ Accusation

Muslim Mob in Northern Nigeria Kills Pastor’s Wife on ‘Blasphemy’ Accusation

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Nigerian officials scrambled to calm religious tensions after Muslims in Kano state on Thursday (June 2) killed a Christian pastor’s wife on a baseless “blasphemy” charge, according to reports. Bridget Agbahime, a kitchen utensil vendor at Kano city’s Kofar Wambai Market, asked a Muslim engaged in ritual Islamic cleansing, identified […]

Hillsong’s Brian Houston Confirms Youth Leader Appeared as ‘Naked Cowboy’ at Women’s Conference

Hillsong’s Brian Houston Confirms Youth Leader Appeared as ‘Naked Cowboy’ at Women’s Conference

NEW YORK — Hillsong leader Brian Houston confirmed this week that the youth minister at Hillsong NYC recently appeared as a “Naked Cowboy” lookalike at the congregation’s recent women’s conference, but said he didn’t know about the plan in advance and that it “won’t happen again.” As previously reported, Hillsong’s Colour Conference was held on […]

Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Kill Three Nigerian Christians, Attack Another with Machetes

Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Kill Three Nigerian Christians, Attack Another with Machetes

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed three Christians in their home in the early hours of Tuesday (May 31) in Kaduna state, days after herdsmen attacked another area Christian with machetes, area sources said. The armed herdsmen attacked Ninte village, Jema’a Local Government Area in the north-central state of Kaduna, at about […]