Filipino Pastor Held Hostage By Muslim Rebels

Filipino Pastor Held Hostage By Muslim Rebels

MANILA (BosNewsLife) — About 200 Muslim rebels were holding a pastor and nearly 300 other people hostage on Monday, September 9, in the southern Philippines following fierce clashes with government forces that left at least eight people dead, officials and a Christian aid group said. The latest fighting, which also injured several Christians, broke out when […]

UK Christian Girl Guide Leaders Agree to Remove God From Oath Amid Atheist Pressure

UK Christian Girl Guide Leaders Agree to Remove God From Oath Amid Atheist Pressure

A group of Christian Girl Guide leaders, who refused to remove references to God from their promise, have said they will use the movement’s new oath after facing pressure to accept the change from an atheist volunteer and the National Secular Society (NSS). The leaders, from Harrogate, New Yorkshire expressed dismay that the promise to […]

1,000-Member Mob Destroys Indian Church Building

1,000-Member Mob Destroys Indian Church Building

Nearly 1,000 people rallied on August 25 to destroy the construction site of a church led by Gospel for Asia pastor Tanvir. They proceeded to beat the pastor and other believers as well. The congregation in North India had recently resumed construction on the church building after opposition halted their plans two years ago. Only […]

Canadian Judge: Gideons Cannot Distribute Bibles in Public School District

Canadian Judge: Gideons Cannot Distribute Bibles in Public School District

TORONTO – A Canadian judge has ruled that an international Christian ministry must stop distributing Bibles in an Ontario public school district. Since 1936, Gideons International has been passing out free copies of the Bible to students in Canadian public schools. As stated on their website, the Gideons distribute Scriptures because they “believe that the […]

Indonesian School Official Wants Female Students to Take Virginity Tests Before High School

Indonesian School Official Wants Female Students to Take Virginity Tests Before High School

PRABUMULIH, Indonesia – An education official in Indonesia sparked a firestorm of criticism after he suggested that teenage girls should undergo virginity tests before entering high school. Muhammad Rasyid is the education chief in Prabumulih, Indonesia—a city of 130,000 in South Sumatra. Indonesia is a southeast Asian country with a population of 240 million. Over […]

Christian Organization Announces Plans for 5K Race to Raise Awareness of Persecuted Church

Christian Organization Announces Plans for 5K Race to Raise Awareness of Persecuted Church

TAMPA – An organization committed to supporting oppressed Christians around the world is planning a 5K race in Tampa this fall to raise awareness of the persecuted church. “Joshuacord” is a non-profit, nondenominational Florida-based ministry whose mission is to “help and rescue those who can’t help themselves.” The organization works with a number of partners throughout […]

Global Artistic Show Promoting Evolutionary Theory Draws Millions of Attendees

Global Artistic Show Promoting Evolutionary Theory Draws Millions of Attendees

MONTREAL – An international entertainment company is touring the world, performing a show that they describe as “a fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind.” Cirque du Soleil (French for “Circus of the Sun”) is a popular Quebec-based entertainment group that generates a yearly revenue of approximately $1 billion, with 5,000 employees worldwide. Since 2010, […]

Christian Aid Agency Announces Plans to Airlift 3,400 Persecuted Christians from Sudan

Christian Aid Agency Announces Plans to Airlift 3,400 Persecuted Christians from Sudan

SUDAN – Following increased persecution in northern Africa, a major Christian organization has announced plans to evacuate over 3,000 Christians from Sudan in coming months. Since South Sudan seceded from its northern counterpart two years ago, Christians in Sudan have suffered under heavy persecution from the predominantly Islamic culture, where Sharia law is enforced. Demographic […]

Egyptian Christians, Copts Endure Horrific Persecution As Violence and Unrest Continue

Egyptian Christians, Copts Endure Horrific Persecution As Violence and Unrest Continue

EGYPT – As violent unrest continues to throw Egypt into chaos, Christians are increasingly finding themselves to be the targets of persecution and abuse. Presently, the greatest threat to Egyptian Christians comes from supporters of Mohamed Morsi—the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated president who was ousted last month. According to recent statistics, only 13% of Egypt’s 85 million […]