Two Beijing House Churches Investigated

Two Beijing House Churches Investigated

(China Aid) — Two house churches in Beijing reported that authorities in the past week have investigated churches and pressured landlords to cancel the leases on houses of worship. One of the churches chose to remain anonymous, though a member of this church named Yin said that on Sunday, May 6, the leader of the […]

Alberta Family Services Reverses Rejection of Adoption Application Over Couple’s Beliefs About Sexuality

Alberta Family Services Reverses Rejection of Adoption Application Over Couple’s Beliefs About Sexuality

ALBERTA, Canada — Alberta Child and Family Services has reversed its original rejection of a couple’s adoption application due to their biblical beliefs about sexuality. According to reports, the couple, which has only been identified as C.D. and N.D., filed the application in October 2016. The case was assigned to Catholic Social Services, which conducted interviews and […]

Korean American Detainee Freed From North Korea Hands VP Note With Psalm 126 Written on Back

Korean American Detainee Freed From North Korea Hands VP Note With Psalm 126 Written on Back

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. — One of the three men who were freed from North Korea this week and returned home to America with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo handed Vice President Mike Pence a note that contained text from Psalm 126 on the back. Pence shared a photo of the Scripture, written on a lined index […]

Alfie Evans’ Funeral to Be Private, But Supporters Permitted to Watch Procession

Alfie Evans’ Funeral to Be Private, But Supporters Permitted to Watch Procession

(BBC) — The funeral for Alfie Evans will be a private event, but well-wishers have been invited to watch the procession. The 23-month-old, from Bootle, died at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool last month after suffering a degenerative brain condition. Merseyside Police said well-wishers could line the pavement outside Goodison Park from 11:00 BST […]

Elderly Scientist Who ‘Regretted’ Living to 104 Ends Life by Lethal Injection in Switzerland

Elderly Scientist Who ‘Regretted’ Living to 104 Ends Life by Lethal Injection in Switzerland

BASEL, Switzerland — An elderly scientist who was not terminally ill, but who said he was “not happy” as he was losing his eyesight and independence, ended his life on Thursday by lethal injection in Switzerland. The man said he had no belief in the afterlife and didn’t want a remembrance service either. David Goodall, […]

Mother of Christian Girl Held Captive by Boko Haram: Please Don’t ‘Grow Tired of Praying’ for My Daughter

Mother of Christian Girl Held Captive by Boko Haram: Please Don’t ‘Grow Tired of Praying’ for My Daughter

(Open Doors USA) — “Monday, February 19, is a date I will never forget in my life.” For 19-year-old Affodia Andrawus, a Christian classmate of Leah Sharibu, the night evokes feelings of fear and horror. In her own words, Affodia recounts the events leading up to the attack on the Government Girls School in Dapchi […]