Eight Iranian Christians Sentenced to Prison on Charges of ‘Action Against National Security’

Eight Iranian Christians Sentenced to Prison on Charges of ‘Action Against National Security’

ISTANBUL – Eight Christians in Iran were recently sentenced to prison on charges of “action against the national security” and “propaganda against the order of the system.” According to a press release by Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW)—a ministry devoted to demonstrating solidarity with the persecuted Christian church—Eskandar Rezaie and Roxana Forughi were both sentenced to one-year […]

American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran Receives Long-Awaited Medical Care for Injuries From Beatings

American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran Receives Long-Awaited Medical Care for Injuries From Beatings

An American pastor who is imprisoned in his homeland of Iran for planting house churches in the country over a decade ago has finally received medical treatment after being denied care for many months. As previously reported, 32-year-old Saeed Abedini, who resides in Idaho with his wife Naghmeh and their two children, has been incarcerated in […]

Researchers Discover Remains of King David’s Palace, ‘Unequivocal Evidence’ of Kingdom

Researchers Discover Remains of King David’s Palace, ‘Unequivocal Evidence’ of Kingdom

JERUSALEM – Israeli authorities have announced the discovery of remains from King David’s palace near modern-day Jerusalem. In a statement released on Thursday by the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA), officials explain how remnants of two buildings were discovered at a site located between Jerusalem and the Mediterranean Sea. The findings came after several years of […]

Pakistani Christian Sentenced to Life in Prison Over Accusation of Sending ‘Blasphemous’ Texts

Pakistani Christian Sentenced to Life in Prison Over Accusation of Sending ‘Blasphemous’ Texts

LAHORE, Pakistan – A Christian man was recently sentenced to life in prison by a Pakistani court for allegedly sending blasphemous text messages, even though the prosecution’s evidence was said to be highly questionable. Earlier this month, Additional District and Sessions Judge Mian Shahzad Raza of Pakistan’s Toba Tek Singh district ruled that Sajjad Masih will spend the […]

Vatican Offers Time Off ‘Purgatory’ for Following Pope on Twitter During World Youth Day

Vatican Offers Time Off ‘Purgatory’ for Following Pope on Twitter During World Youth Day

ROME — In an effort to modernize one of the oldest practices of the Roman Catholic religion, the Vatican is offering indulgences–a reduction of time spent in purgatory–to those who will follow Pope Francis next Monday on Twitter and other social media during World Youth Day. Indulgences were one of the key contentions that sparked the […]

Radical Muslim Preacher Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for ‘Contempt of Christianity’

Radical Muslim Preacher Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for ‘Contempt of Christianity’

CAIRO – A court in Egypt has sentenced a radical Muslim preacher to 14 years in prison for repeatedly offending Christianity. Ahmed Abdullah, also known as Abu Islam, is a firebrand Islamist who has drawn heavy criticism for his controversial statements, many of which are specifically directed against Christians. In an anti-American rally last September, […]

Experts Warn of Negative Consequences as Parenthood Outside of Marriage Gains Popularity

Experts Warn of Negative Consequences as Parenthood Outside of Marriage Gains Popularity

NEWPORT, South Wales – Recent research from both the U.S. and U.K. suggests that the percentage of children born outside of wedlock continues to steadily increase, but—at the same time—experts continue to reaffirm the healthiness of the Biblical family structure. Detailed data released on Wednesday by the U.K.’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveals that […]