Suspected Al Shabaab Gunmen Kill Two Policemen at Kenyan Church

Suspected Al Shabaab Gunmen Kill Two Policemen at Kenyan Church

MOMBASA, Kenya (Garowe Online) — Gunmen killed two police officers guarding a church on Kenya’s southern coast on Sunday in an attack that police said bore the hallmarks of Somalia’s Islamist militant group al Shabaab. Four gunmen confronted the police stationed at the entrance of an Anglican church in the town of Ukunda, south of Mombasa, regional […]

‘Troubling’ Figures Reveal 700 Babies Were Born Drug-Dependent in Scotland in Five Years

‘Troubling’ Figures Reveal 700 Babies Were Born Drug-Dependent in Scotland in Five Years

(Christian Institute) — Over 700 babies were born addicted to drugs in Scotland over the past five years, new figures have shown. The number of babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS)—caused by exposure to addictive opiate drugs in the womb—varied across a number of different health boards. The Scottish government has described the results […]

Pastor in India Perseveres Amid Persecution by Hindu Extremists

Pastor in India Perseveres Amid Persecution by Hindu Extremists

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – A band of Hindu extremists who had snuck into a house-church service beat a pastor with steel rods and sticks, one of them yelling that they would stop if he shouted, “Hail, Lord Ram (Jai Sri Ram)!” “I remained mum,” pastor Harjot Singh Sethi, 26, told Morning Star News. “I did […]

One in Five Germans Wish to See More Christians in Politics

One in Five Germans Wish to See More Christians in Politics

(Evangelical Focus) — About 20% of Germans would wish to have more political representatives who have a Christian faith. According to a survey published by the German news agency Idea ahead of the general election in September, another 49% of Germans disagree and express no interest in the increase of Christian political representatives. The survey asked 2,034 […]

American Pastor Imprisoned in Turkey Now Facing Charges of Attempting to Overthrow Government

American Pastor Imprisoned in Turkey Now Facing Charges of Attempting to Overthrow Government

ANKARA, Turkey — An American pastor who has been imprisoned in Turkey for nearly a year on an accusation that he is a member of a “terrorist organization,” is now facing four new criminal charges, including espionage and attempting to overthrow the government. “These ‘new’ charges, coming 322 days after his initial arrest in October of […]

Boko Haram Has Used 83 Children as Human Bombs So Far This Year

Boko Haram Has Used 83 Children as Human Bombs So Far This Year

(PBS NewsHour) — The radical militant group Boko Haram has already used four times as many child suicide bombers in northeast Nigeria this year than it did in 2016, the United Nations Children’s Fund reported Tuesday. Eighty-three children have been used as “human bombs” since the start of 2017. Fifty-five were girls, and 27 were boys, UNICEF […]

Archaeologists Say They Might Have Found the Biblical City of Bethsaida, Home to Peter, Andrew, Philip

Archaeologists Say They Might Have Found the Biblical City of Bethsaida, Home to Peter, Andrew, Philip

JERUSALEM — Archaeologists in Israel state that they might have found the biblical city of Bethsaida, which was the hometown of apostles Peter, Andrew and Philip. The excavation was conducted in the upper Jordan Valley by the Kinneret Institute for Galilean Archaeology at Kinneret College, and led by Dr. Mordechai Aviam of the institute, as well as Dr. […]

Jordanian Believers Providing Safe Haven for Refugees

Jordanian Believers Providing Safe Haven for Refugees

Jordan (Mission Network News) — With neighbors like Syria and Iraq, you wouldn’t expect Jordan to stay stable, let alone represent a safe haven for fleeing refugees. Yet according to Rama Haddadin, Project Coordinator at the Jordanian Bible Society, Jordanian believers are making sure they can provide exactly that. “When they first came to Jordan, […]

After Chile Eases Ban on Abortion, President Michelle Bachelet Seeks to ‘Legalize Gay Marriage’

After Chile Eases Ban on Abortion, President Michelle Bachelet Seeks to ‘Legalize Gay Marriage’

SANTIAGO, Chile — A week after a Chilean court allowed the nation to ease its complete ban on abortion, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has presented a bill that would “legalize” same-sex “marriage” in the country. “We can’t let old prejudices be stronger than love,” she said as she signed the proposal during a ceremony at […]