Limited Reopening of Churches in Northern Ireland Deemed a ‘Sign of Hope’

Limited Reopening of Churches in Northern Ireland Deemed a ‘Sign of Hope’

(The Christian Institute) — Church leaders in Northern Ireland have described the limited reopening of churches as a “sign of hope.” Church buildings can now open for private prayer, and drive-in services are permitted as long as social distancing is maintained. The Presbyterian Church in Ireland, Church of Ireland and the Methodist Church in Ireland […]

Iranian Man Reconvicted of Membership of a ‘Zionist Evangelical Christian’ Group ‘Hostile to Regime’

Iranian Man Reconvicted of Membership of a ‘Zionist Evangelical Christian’ Group ‘Hostile to Regime’

(Article18) — An Iranian Anglican Church member has been reconvicted of membership of a “Zionist Evangelical Christian” group “hostile to the regime” at his retrial, and convicted of the additional charge of “propaganda against the state.” Ismaeil Maghrebinejad, 65, was informed of the verdict on Saturday following his retrial the previous Saturday at the First […]

Ministry Continues Sending Bibles Around the Globe During COVID-19 Pandemic

Ministry Continues Sending Bibles Around the Globe During COVID-19 Pandemic

(Mission Network News) – Though the COVID-19 pandemic forced much of the world to shut down, Mission Cry is still sending God’s Word to those in need. Executive Director of Mission Cry, Jason Woolford, explains that the pandemic is making the need for God’s Word even more clear. He says, “I believe there’s nothing more […]

Federal Authorities Announce Forfeiture of Ancient Gilgamesh Tablet From Museum of the Bible

Federal Authorities Announce Forfeiture of Ancient Gilgamesh Tablet From Museum of the Bible

(NBC News) — Federal authorities announced the forfeiture Monday of an ancient tablet inscribed with part of the Epic of Gilgamesh from a museum backed by the arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby. The piece, known as the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet, bearing a version of what’s considered perhaps the world’s oldest work of literature, was […]

Christian Worker in Asia: Amid COVID-19, Remember the Persecuted Church

Christian Worker in Asia: Amid COVID-19, Remember the Persecuted Church

(The Pathway) — COVID-19 has contaminated hundreds of thousands of people, with infections increasing dramatically daily. Some have projected the total number of those affected worldwide will be in the tens of millions, with fatalities anticipated to be over one million people. … The current circumstances, though alarming, could present opportunities for churches to deepen […]

Survey Gathers Sample of Prayer, Bible Reading Habits of UK Residents Since Lockdown

Survey Gathers Sample of Prayer, Bible Reading Habits of UK Residents Since Lockdown

(Christian Concern) — Savanta ComRes has recently published the results of a survey commissioned by Tearfund on British people’s spiritual habits in relation to the lockdown. This survey helps give a detailed picture of how people of different religious affiliations have responded and of their interaction with churches. The survey is a random representative sample […]