71-Year-Old Pastor Arrested for Causing ‘Alarm and Distress’ for ‘Homophobic’ Message on Marriage

71-Year-Old Pastor Arrested for Causing ‘Alarm and Distress’ for ‘Homophobic’ Message on Marriage

(Christian Concern) — John Sherwood, a UK pastor, was arrested in North West London this past Friday, April 23, and detained overnight – all for speaking about what the Bible says about marriage. John, in his early 70s, is minister of a north London church, and was preaching with a colleague in the centre of […]

U.K. Judge Says Street Preachers Accused of ‘Islamaphobic’ and ‘Homophobic’ Speech ‘Lawfully Arrested’

U.K. Judge Says Street Preachers Accused of ‘Islamaphobic’ and ‘Homophobic’ Speech ‘Lawfully Arrested’

BRISTOL, UK — A U.K. judge ruled that four street preachers, two from America and two from the United Kingdom, who sued police over what they considered a “sustained campaign of harassment” as they have faced criminal charges and were jailed — and some were prosecuted for their preaching, were “lawfully arrested” by police. Mike […]

US Ministry Helping Poor Worldwide Grateful for Partnership of Churches

US Ministry Helping Poor Worldwide Grateful for Partnership of Churches

 (Mission Network News) — FARMS International is grateful for the ministry they were able to engage in this past year as they make plans for growth in 2021. FARMS’ interest-free loans create a dependency-free way for families to establish agriculture and small businesses, breaking the cycle of poverty. The pandemic was especially hard on […]

Gospel Association: Many Central Asian Missionaries Came to Faith While in Prison

Gospel Association: Many Central Asian Missionaries Came to Faith While in Prison

Kazakhstan (Mission Network News) — Eric Mock of the Slavic Gospel Association says Kazakhstan has been tinkering with its penal code ever since becoming an independent country when the Soviet Union fell. … Some estimate as many as one in four pastors in Kazakhstan had been in prison before being called into ministry, Mock says. “Very […]

Motorbikes Provide Means for Vietnamese Church Planters to Visit Remote House Churches

Motorbikes Provide Means for Vietnamese Church Planters to Visit Remote House Churches

(Voice of the Martyrs Korea) — Christianity is growing even amidst persecution in Communist Vietnam, but according to pastors in the places where the church is growing the fastest, the growth is not due to an increase in church buildings but to an increase in the number of motorbikes available for church planters. “New religious […]

Chinese Street Evangelist Detained on New Year’s Day

Chinese Street Evangelist Detained on New Year’s Day

China (International Christian Concern) – On Dec. 31, a Christian street evangelist in China’s Hunan province was again sentenced by the authorities to ten days in administrative detention for “disturbing public order.” Last August, Chen Wensheng, who is a member of the Xiaoqun Church in Hengyang, underwent the same punishment for “illegal evangelism.” Despite his […]

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