City of David Archaeologists Say 2,000-Year-Old Central Jerusalem Market Found

City of David Archaeologists Say 2,000-Year-Old Central Jerusalem Market Found

 JERUSALEM (Times of Israel) — A rare Second Temple measuring table was recently discovered in the City of David, and it is causing archaeologists to identify an ancient Jerusalem square as the city’s 2,000-year-old central market, according to Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologist Ari Levy. In conversation with The Times of Israel on Monday, Levy […]

Order Issued to Close Church Building in Algeria

Order Issued to Close Church Building in Algeria

TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) – An order to close a church building in the city of Oran, Algeria was issued last fall but was not conveyed to the pastor until last weekend, sources said. Pastor Rachid Seighir did not receive the Nov. 10, 2019 closure order until Saturday (Jan. 11), he said. “This official document was […]

Christian Pharmacist in Germany Wins Case Against Selling Morning-After Pill

Christian Pharmacist in Germany Wins Case Against Selling Morning-After Pill

(Premier Christian News) — A Christian pharmacist in Germany who faced legal proceedings after refusing to sell the ‘morning after pill’ has had his freedom of conscience rights upheld. In a landmark case, the court recognized his fundamental right to act in accordance with his conscience in regards to the sale of certain products. The […]

Chinese Christians Facing ‘Unprecedented Levels of Persecution,’ Says New World Watch Report

Chinese Christians Facing ‘Unprecedented Levels of Persecution,’ Says New World Watch Report

A watchdog organization that releases a report each year on the global persecution of Christians highlighted the “dramatic increase of persecution against Christians” in China in analyzing its new World Watch List, and lamented that if the Chinese government continues to escalate its mistreatment of Christians, it may become the “single largest violator of human […]

Taal Volcano Poses Ongoing Threat in Philippines, Believers Offer Help, Hope

Taal Volcano Poses Ongoing Threat in Philippines, Believers Offer Help, Hope

Philippines (Mission Network News) — Tremblors continue to rock the Philippines today following Sunday’s volcanic eruption south of Manila. According to government officials, 423 volcanic earthquakes were recorded in the Taal region as of 10 pm local time last night. Pastor Eniong Hilario with Asian Access says the Taal Volcano is within sight of a […]

UK Man Regrets Sex Change Operation, Says He Was ‘Trying to Escape Pain’ and Was Wrongly ‘Catapulted Through System’

UK Man Regrets Sex Change Operation, Says He Was ‘Trying to Escape Pain’ and Was Wrongly ‘Catapulted Through System’

(The Christian Institute) — A man who underwent drastic surgery to appear like a woman has now “detransitioned” and says he is glad to be living as a man once again. Richard Hoskins, an author and criminologist, began living as a woman after his son David died and his second marriage ended. He initially tried […]

Belgian Doctors on Trial for Euthanizing Woman With Psychiatric Issues, Stress From Breakup

Belgian Doctors on Trial for Euthanizing Woman With Psychiatric Issues, Stress From Breakup

GHENT, Belgium — Three doctors are on trial in Belgium for unlawfully helping a woman end her life as her sisters note that she was dealing with ongoing psychiatric issues and had been depressed from a broken relationship. Tine Nys, then 38, died in 2010 after she received a lethal injection. According to the BBC, […]

Large-Scale Killings, Kidnappings Hit Christians in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Large-Scale Killings, Kidnappings Hit Christians in Kaduna State, Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – More than 200 Muslim Fulani herdsmen have attacked predominantly Christian villages in southern Kaduna state, Nigeria since Jan. 6, killing at least 35 people and kidnapping 58 others, including a mother and her 6-month-old baby, sources said. Armed with AK-47s, the herdsmen on motorcycles rampaged through 10 predominantly Christian villages in […]

Chinese Police Hunt for and Persecute Buyers of Religious Books

Chinese Police Hunt for and Persecute Buyers of Religious Books

(Bitter Winter) — As reported by ChinaAid, on September 1, 2019, the owner of Wheat Bookstore, an online Christian bookseller, was taken into custody for selling religious publications from Taiwan, the United States, and other countries that were not approved by the state. Following the arrest, a nationwide investigation was launched to track down the people […]

Three Christian Teachers Killed in Northeast Kenya

Three Christian Teachers Killed in Northeast Kenya

(Morning Star News) – Somali Al Shabaab rebels killed three Christian teachers in northeast Kenya at about 2:30 a.m. on Monday (Jan. 13), sources said. “One of the attackers said, ‘We cannot allow infidels to teach our children,’ and there and then fired at three teachers as I managed to escape through the window,” a […]

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