Nigerian President Declares State of Emergency in Fight Against Islamic Insurgency

Nigerian President Declares State of Emergency in Fight Against Islamic Insurgency

Nigeria’s president declared a state of emergency Tuesday across the country’s troubled northeast, promising to send more troops to fight an increasingly violent Islamic insurgency. Islamist sect Boko Haram — whose name means “Western education is sacrilege” in the Hausa language of Nigeria’s north — has intensified its attacks on security forces and government targets […]

Federal Court Denies Asylum to Christian Homeschooling Family, Sides With Obama Administration

Federal Court Denies Asylum to Christian Homeschooling Family, Sides With Obama Administration

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied asylum to a Christian family that came to America to homeschool their children. As previously reported, Uwe and Hannelore Romeike fled to the United States in 2008 after German authorities demanded that they stop homeschooling their six children. Homeschooling was made illegal in the country in 1938 under […]

Congress Calls Upon Secretary of State John Kerry to Protect Persecuted Family of Chinese Activist

Congress Calls Upon Secretary of State John Kerry to Protect Persecuted Family of Chinese Activist

Washington, D.C. — Eight members of Congress are calling upon Secretary of State John Kerry to take action on behalf of the persecuted family of a blind Chinese activist who has taken refuge in America. In April 2012, Chen Guangcheng fled to the U.S. embassy in Beijing after being placed on house arrest years prior […]

American Pastor Returned to General Iranian Prison After Spending Birthday in Solitary Confinement

American Pastor Returned to General Iranian Prison After Spending Birthday in Solitary Confinement

An American pastor that is imprisoned in his homeland of Iran for planting house churches in the country a decade ago has been sent back to general prison after spending a number of days, including his birthday, in solitary confinement. The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which has been fighting for the release […]

U.S. Calls Upon North Korea to Release American Christian Sentenced to 15 Years Hard Labor

U.S. Calls Upon North Korea to Release American Christian Sentenced to 15 Years Hard Labor

The U.S. State Department and others are calling upon North Korean officials to release a Christian American that was recently sentenced to 15 years hard labor after being accused of attempting to overthrow the government. As previously reported, Kenneth Bae, who operates a Washington-based tourist company, was arrested not far from the city of Yanji […]

Missionary Footage Captures Emotion of Chinese Christians Receiving Bibles for the First Time

Missionary Footage Captures Emotion of Chinese Christians Receiving Bibles for the First Time

A video surfacing online that was recorded by a missionary to China captures the emotion exuded by a group of Chinese Christians who obtained a copy of the Bible for the first time in their life. The video, uploaded by a YouTube user named “alberttiago1,” shows a gathering of Chinese citizens opening a suitcase containing […]

Muslim Nations Dominate U.S. Commission’s List of Worst Violators of Religious Freedom in World

Muslim Nations Dominate U.S. Commission’s List of Worst Violators of Religious Freedom in World

Washington, D.C. — Muslim nations dominated a new report released by a federal religious freedom commission, which outlines the worst violators of religious freedom around the globe. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom was created under the International Religious Freedom Act, and reports to the President, Secretary of State and Congress regarding the state of […]

France Legalizes Homosexual ‘Marriage’ Despite Protests

France Legalizes Homosexual ‘Marriage’ Despite Protests

France legalized gay marriage on Tuesday after a wrenching national debate that exposed deep conservatism in the nation’s heartland and triggered huge demonstrations that tapped into intense discontent with the Socialist government. Within hours, fiery clashes broke out between protesters and riot police. Legions of officers stayed late into the night, and a protest against […]