Legal Struggle of Doctor Reflects Wider Harassment of Christians in India

Legal Struggle of Doctor Reflects Wider Harassment of Christians in India

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Emergency medicine doctor Christo Thomas Philip was returning with his family to his native India from a medical conference in Greece when immigration officials at Delhi’s Indira Ghandi International Airport took him into custody. His deportation from India on that day, April 26, 2016, came after working for three years treating […]

Israeli Boy on School Trip Finds Ancient Coin Marked With Inscription ‘King Agrippa,’ Leader Who Killed James, Jailed Peter

Israeli Boy on School Trip Finds Ancient Coin Marked With Inscription ‘King Agrippa,’ Leader Who Killed James, Jailed Peter

JERUSALEM — An Israeli boy who recently took a school trip to the Shilo Valley found a coin during his visit that turned out to be linked to the biblical king Herod Agrippa, who is stated in the Book of Acts to be responsible for the death of Jesus’ disciple James, and for jailing Peter, who […]

Gospel Unites 1,600 Former Criminals in El Salvador’s ‘Miracle Prison’

Gospel Unites 1,600 Former Criminals in El Salvador’s ‘Miracle Prison’

(Evangelical Focus) — El Salvador, a small country in Central America, has seen how faith in Jesus brings reconciliation between enemies. In the San Francisco Gotera penitentiary, members of the “maras” gangs MS-13, 18-Surenos and 18-Revolucionarios not only coexist but come together to worship Christ. A team of journalists of Spanish-speaking newspaper El País has […]

Kidnapped Pastor Tun Nu Killed in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

Kidnapped Pastor Tun Nu Killed in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

(International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on February 1, Pastor Tun Nu, who was kidnapped at gunpoint in Myanmar’s Rakhine state on January 19, has died. According to Gospel for Asia (GFA), the mission organization Pastor Tun is a part of, the 41-year-old pastor was killed along with several others […]

Experimental Puberty Blockers Investigated in BBC Broadcast

Experimental Puberty Blockers Investigated in BBC Broadcast

(The Christian Institute) — A new documentary on BBC Radio 4 has investigated puberty blockers—the controversial drugs given to children who are confused about their gender. The drugs were originally designed to pause development in children suffering from “precocious puberty,” where they begin to go through puberty at a very early age. They are, however, […]

Indonesia Becoming Increasingly Difficult for Christians

Indonesia Becoming Increasingly Difficult for Christians

Indonesia (Mission Network News) – Open Doors’ 2019 World Watch List was recently released. Indonesia was previously ranked #38 on the list of the most severe places for Christians to live. But on the new list, it was ranked as #30. Forgotten Missionaries International’s Bruce Allen says Indonesia is the world’s largest Muslim majority nation, […]

Pastor Kidnapped by Local Gang in Myanmar Still Missing

Pastor Kidnapped by Local Gang in Myanmar Still Missing

(International Christian Concern) – Gospel for Asia (GFA), a ministry that has been serving the least of these in Asia since 1979, has issued an urgent prayer appeal on behalf of one of its field-partner workers who was abducted at gunpoint in Myanmar. On January 19, five people forced Pastor Tun Nu to leave his […]

2018 Sees ‘Unprecedented’ Persecution in Iran

2018 Sees ‘Unprecedented’ Persecution in Iran

  Iran (Mission Network News) — Amid news of Iran’s deepening economic woes, a new report describes the regime’s continued crackdown on Christians. Violations of the Rights of Christians in Iran 2018 was compiled by Article 18, Christian Solidarity Worldwide, Middle East Concern, and Open Doors International. It begins by listing rights and freedoms guaranteed […]

Cuban Churches Offer Help After Tornado

Cuban Churches Offer Help After Tornado

(Evangelical Focus) — Cubans in the island and elsewhere have reacted to the news of the lethal tornado that lashed La Habana on January 27. Four people died and 195 were injured. More than 1,200 houses were affected, leaving thousands of people without a roof, in a country where many households struggle financially. The Methodist […]

‘Normalized’ Euthanasia in Netherlands Evidence of ‘Slippery Slope’

‘Normalized’ Euthanasia in Netherlands Evidence of ‘Slippery Slope’

(The Christian Institute) — Medics from the University of London and Maastricht University are concerned that euthanasia in the Netherlands is approved too readily and puts vulnerable people at risk. Responding to a Guardian article, they agreed that the life-ending procedure is a “slippery slope” with ever-changing standards. This comes as the Royal College of […]