Concerns Remain Over Blasphemy Arrests in Pakistan

Concerns Remain Over Blasphemy Arrests in Pakistan

 (Evangelical Focus) — New reports highlight continuing concern over Pakistan’s blasphemy laws, six months after Asia Bibi was finally allowed to leave the country. The reports come from sources as diverse as the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCRIF) and Humanists International. … Release International says Zafar Bhatti was falsely accused of blasphemy […]

UK Street Preacher Vindicated After Wrongful Arrest

UK Street Preacher Vindicated After Wrongful Arrest

 (The Christian Institute) — A Christian street preacher in England has been paid £4,000 plus costs from Cumbria Police in settlement after pursuing a claim for being wrongfully arrested and detained for six hours. The Christian Institute supported Dale Mcalpine and said the result was a positive outcome “for Christians across the country.” Mr. […]

Persecuted Pastor Counts the Cost of Ministry Among India’s Unreached

Persecuted Pastor Counts the Cost of Ministry Among India’s Unreached

(International Christian Concern) – “All of the sudden, my life, family, and church were broken into pieces,” Pastor Tukaram Chavan, age 32, told International Christian Concern (ICC). “It was hard to take. I was not expecting that something of this sort would take place. However, I remember the commitment I made to God when I […]

Traditional Public Bible Reading Opposed by Cuban Activists

Traditional Public Bible Reading Opposed by Cuban Activists

(Evangelical Focus) — For more than 10 years, the Evangelical League of Cuba (LEC in Spanish) has organized a public reading of the Bible, which takes place in the “Malecón” in Havana on the first Sunday of December. Activist Elaine Salaregui attacked this initiative in her Facebook account, saying that Christianity “express itself again in public […]

Recordings Reveal That Plants Make Ultrasonic Squeals When Stressed

Recordings Reveal That Plants Make Ultrasonic Squeals When Stressed

(New Scientist) — Although it has been revealed in recent years that plants are capable of seeing, hearing and smelling, they are still usually thought of as silent. But now, for the first time, they have been recorded making airborne sounds when stressed, which researchers say could open up a new field of precision agriculture […]

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