Philippine President Says If Someone Can Provide Selfie Proving They Saw God, He Will Resign

Philippine President Says If Someone Can Provide Selfie Proving They Saw God, He Will Resign

DAVAO CITY — In the latest of a number of controversial statements about the divine, and in venting his frustration with the Roman Catholic Church, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte stated during a speech on Friday that if anyone can prove that they have talked to God personally or saw Him face-to-face, he will resign. “I just […]

Church of Muslim Converts Told to Close in Kyrgyzstan

Church of Muslim Converts Told to Close in Kyrgyzstan

(World Watch Monitor) — A church in Kyrgyzstan that is home to many former Muslims has been ordered to cease its Sunday worship. A local source told World Watch Monitor that services at the church, which is led by a convert from Islam, have been interrupted twice in the last few months by a group […]

New Law in Laos Threatens Christians’ Right to Meet

New Law in Laos Threatens Christians’ Right to Meet

Laos (Mission Network News) — The freedom to meet with members of the Body of Christ is at risk in Laos. A new law requires all religious meetings must first get approval from multiple government offices. Laos’ Prime Minister signed this Decree on Associations in August 2017. According to The Voice of the Martyrs, approval […]

Marmite Donating Thousands to Homosexual Lobby Group

Marmite Donating Thousands to Homosexual Lobby Group

(The Christian Institute) — Marmite has sparked criticism for launching a “spread love not hate” jar with a percentage of proceeds going to Stonewall. The Unilever-owned brand is donating up to £5,000 to the organization. On Twitter, one user asked, “Why is it deemed as hate to have a different opinion?,” while a Christian Institute […]

Chinese House Church Fined 50,000 Yuan

Chinese House Church Fined 50,000 Yuan

ZHONGDIAN, Henan (China Aid) — Shi Xinping, leader of a house church in the city of Zongdian within Henan Province’s Qi County, received an administrative penalty notice and a fine of 50,000 yuan, which amounts to approximately $7,500. Authorities from the the ethnic and religious affairs committee in Henan Province’s Qi County have accused Shi of […]

Death Toll in Jos, Nigeria Attacks at 218, Including Pastor, Wife and Son

Death Toll in Jos, Nigeria Attacks at 218, Including Pastor, Wife and Son

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – An Assemblies of God Nigerian pastor, his wife and son were among at least 218 people killed in Muslim Fulani herdsmen attacks on predominantly Christian areas near Jos on June 23-25, a denominational leader said. Two days after the general superintendent of the AG-Nigeria denomination, Pastor Chidi Okoroafor, reported the deaths […]

Mexican Pastor Killed Nine Years on From Son’s Murder

Mexican Pastor Killed Nine Years on From Son’s Murder

(World Watch Monitor) — A Mexican pastor interviewed last year by World Watch Monitor was shot dead earlier this month in another exhibition of lawlessness in the troubled city of Juarez, which is just across the border from El Paso, Texas. Eduardo ‘Lalo’ Garcia was shot at least six times on 8 June, as he […]

UK Supreme Court Rules Offering Civil Unions Only to Homosexuals Is ‘Discriminatory’

UK Supreme Court Rules Offering Civil Unions Only to Homosexuals Is ‘Discriminatory’

LONDON — The UK Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a man and woman who want to enter into a civil partnership rather than a marriage covenant because of its “patriarchal nature,” opining that it is discriminatory and “incompatible” with civil rights law to only allow homosexuals the option of civil partnerships. The decision […]