Laos believers lose homes due to their faith

Laos believers lose homes due to their faith

Laos (Mission Network News) — In the landlocked, Southeast Asian country of Laos, Christians risk much to follow Jesus. Joe Handley of Asian Access says dozens of Christian leaders have seen their homes and churches torn down. “I know some people that had to completely abandon the town they’re in and go to some nearby […]

Baby born week before Britain’s abortion limit, who survived rare infection, turns 1 year old

Baby born week before Britain’s abortion limit, who survived rare infection, turns 1 year old

(The Christian Institute) — A baby born a week before Britain’s abortion limit has celebrated his first birthday after doctors said he was unlikely to survive complications following birth. Mother Kenidee Brownbill gave birth to Mason at 23 weeks and weighing only 1lb 6oz (610g). At 12 days old he underwent surgery for the rare […]

Australian woman sues over irreversible ‘transgender’ surgery

Australian woman sues over irreversible ‘transgender’ surgery

(The Christian Institute) — An Australian woman has launched legal action after she underwent drastic surgery to appear like a man. Jay Langadinos from Sydney started taking cross-sex hormones when she was 19-years-old. At 22, she had surgery to remove her womb, only seven months after undergoing a double mastectomy. Langadinos, who has now returned […]

European pioneer of Bibles for children dies

European pioneer of Bibles for children dies

(Evangelical Focus) — The households of many Christian families in Europe have the Bible for children illustrated by him. Kees de Kort died in Bergen (Netherlands) on August 19 at the age of 87 years, the artist’s website advised. He was the often unknown author of the 336 paintings collected in the popular Kijkbijbel (in […]

Supreme Court of Pakistan grants bail to 3 Christians charged with ‘blasphemy’

Supreme Court of Pakistan grants bail to 3 Christians charged with ‘blasphemy’

(Barnabas Aid) — The Supreme Court of Pakistan in Islamabad has granted bail to three Christians charged with “blasphemy” in separate cases. Sanitary worker Salamat Mansha Masih was bailed on August 23. He was originally arrested in February 2021 while working for Lahore Waste Management Company. Salamat, along with Haroon Masih, was accused by four […]

Lethal persecution on the rise in Nigeria

Lethal persecution on the rise in Nigeria

Nigeria (Mission Network News) — Violent persecution is casting a bloody shadow across Nigeria, and Christians and other religious minorities are suffering brutal consequences. It’s no secret that persecution has been on the rise in Nigeria over the last few years. At the halfway point of 2022, there had already been 23 attacks on churches. […]

Iranian-Armenian pastor begins 10-year prison sentence

Iranian-Armenian pastor begins 10-year prison sentence

(Article18) — An Iranian-Armenian pastor has today begun serving a 10-year prison sentence for holding church services in his home. Joseph Shahbazian, who is 58 years old, was yesterday given 24 hours to hand himself in to the authorities at Tehran’s Evin Prison, and did so today at around midday, Iranian time. Meanwhile, a Christian […]

Christian radio listeners respond to Gospel amid Belarusian president’s threat of nuclear war

Christian radio listeners respond to Gospel amid Belarusian president’s threat of nuclear war

Belarus (Mission Network News) — Tensions heighten in the Ukraine war as Russian ally Belarus says its warplanes can now carry nukes. On Friday, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko spoke against a general threat from Western forces: “Everything was ready (referring to modifications made to Belarusian warplanes to carry nuclear weapons). It’s not a good idea […]