Wife of Early Rain Covenant Church Pastor Released on Bail Six Months After Arrest by Chinese Officials

Wife of Early Rain Covenant Church Pastor Released on Bail Six Months After Arrest by Chinese Officials

CHENGDU, Sichuan (ChinaAid) — Jiang Rong, the wife of Early Rain Covenant Church Pastor Wang Yi, has been released on bail, six months after vanishing into China’s prison system. Jiang and Wang were initially seized on the night of Dec. 9 as authorities conducted a mass, overnight arrest of their church members. By the end of […]

‘I Refused to Give Up on My Baby’: Mother Says Doctors Told Her 10 Times to Abort Daughter With Spina Bifida

‘I Refused to Give Up on My Baby’: Mother Says Doctors Told Her 10 Times to Abort Daughter With Spina Bifida

(The Christian Institute) — A mother has shared how she refused to have an abortion even though doctors offered it ten times after diagnosing her baby with a disability. Natalie Halson explained that doctors persistently pressured her to have an abortion because of baby Mirabelle’s diagnosis of spina bifida — a condition where the spine […]

Man Allegedly Abused by Priests Tells Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry Other Boys Raped at ‘Satanic’ Parties

Man Allegedly Abused by Priests Tells Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry Other Boys Raped at ‘Satanic’ Parties

 (BBC News) — A child abuse inquiry witness has told how he and others were raped by priests drink-fuelled sex parties that he characterized as “Satanic.” Dave Sharp also described a catalogue of sexual, physical and emotional violence at St Ninian’s in Falkland, Fife, between 1971 and 1975. Mr. Sharp, from Glasgow, said the […]

Christian Families Going Hungry as Villagers in India Deprive Them of Work, Homes

Christian Families Going Hungry as Villagers in India Deprive Them of Work, Homes

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Christians in various villages of Chhattisgarh state, India are going hungry as members of tribal religions deprive them of work and refuse to sell food to them, sources said. In the southern tip of Chhattisgarh state, villagers who practice tribal religion of ancestor and nature worship attacked the homes […]

Australian Rugby Player Israel Folau Launches Legal Action After Contract Terminated Over ‘High-Level Breach’ Bible Post

Australian Rugby Player Israel Folau Launches Legal Action After Contract Terminated Over ‘High-Level Breach’ Bible Post

(The Christian Institute) — Israel Folau has launched legal action against Rugby Australia (RA) after his playing contract was terminated over an Instagram post quoting the Bible. RA claimed the post, which said Hell awaits “drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars” and others, and called them to repent, was a “high-level breach” of its code of conduct. […]

Christian Radio Station Has Opportunity to Broadcast Signal ‘Unblockable by North Korean Regime’

Christian Radio Station Has Opportunity to Broadcast Signal ‘Unblockable by North Korean Regime’

(Evangelical Focus) — North Korea is the most dangerous country in the world for Christians, according to Open Doors World Watch List. “If Christians are discovered, not only are they deported to labor camps as political criminals or even killed on the spot, their families will share their fate as well. Christians do not even […]

Canadian Preacher Arrested for ‘Disturbing the Peace’ as Crowd Rejects Message of the Gospel

Canadian Preacher Arrested for ‘Disturbing the Peace’ as Crowd Rejects Message of the Gospel

TORONTO — A Canadian preacher was arrested on Tuesday and charged with disturbing the peace as he was met with opposition while sharing the gospel in a section of Toronto known as “the Gay Village.” David Lynn of Christ’s Forgiveness Ministries had been on a preaching tour throughout Toronto, and says that he was not […]

Officials Destroy Christian School, Hostel and Founder’s Home in Eastern India

Officials Destroy Christian School, Hostel and Founder’s Home in Eastern India

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Authorities seized 12 tearful, fatherless children from a Christian ministry in eastern India last month after local officials demolished the ministry’s school and hostel, sources said. After Hindu extremists persuaded the district collector to demolish the hostel and school serving 250 students, child protection personnel and police on May […]

Abortion Reaches Ten-Year High in Scotland

Abortion Reaches Ten-Year High in Scotland

(The Christian Institute) — Pregnant women considering an abortion are being failed, campaigners say, in response to new figures revealing over 13,000 abortions took place in Scotland last year. The statistics showed that women in deprived areas were twice as likely to end the life of their unborn child compared to women in richer areas. […]