Amnesty International Launches Writing Campaign for Release of Four Iranian Christians

Amnesty International Launches Writing Campaign for Release of Four Iranian Christians

(World Watch Monitor) — Amnesty International (AI) has launched an Urgent Action calling for the release of four Iranians sentenced to a combined total of 45 years in prison “solely for practicing their Christian faith.” Its report calls for urgent action from the Iranian government to “quash the convictions and sentences of Victor Bet-Tamraz, Shamiram […]

‘My Rebellion Separated Me From God’: Former Homosexual Activist in Uganda Says She Has Renounced Lesbianism

‘My Rebellion Separated Me From God’: Former Homosexual Activist in Uganda Says She Has Renounced Lesbianism

KAMPALA — “Anyone who doesn’t believe God can change anyone has never met the true and living God of the Bible,” reads the Facebook intro of a former homosexual activist from Uganda who says that she has now renounced lesbianism as her heart has been changed by God. Val Kalende was one of the earliest […]

‘Monkey Dust’ Drug Causing Public Health Crisis in UK’s Midlands Region

‘Monkey Dust’ Drug Causing Public Health Crisis in UK’s Midlands Region

(The Christian Institute) — Police are warning of a new drug known as Monkey Dust, which causes powerful hallucinations and paranoia yet costs as little as £2. The drug, also known as MDPV, is causing a public health crisis across Staffordshire and the West Midlands, with paramedics called to 178 incidents since April. When approached […]

British Medical Association Proposes Allowing Euthanasia for Advanced Dementia, Parkinson’s Patients

British Medical Association Proposes Allowing Euthanasia for Advanced Dementia, Parkinson’s Patients

(The Christian Institute) — Plans to allow doctors to end the lives of patients with severe dementia or other degenerative diseases have been proposed by the British Medical Association (BMA). A recent court ruling allowed doctors to remove “clinically-assisted artificial nutrition and hydration” from some patients with the family’s agreement. These proposals go much further. […]

Chinese Pastor Summoned for Questioning During Church Intrusion

Chinese Pastor Summoned for Questioning During Church Intrusion

GUANGZHOU, Guangdong (China Aid) — A repeatedly persecuted house church in China’s southern Guangdong province was holding a service Sunday morning when more than 10 law enforcement officers broke into it without permission and ordered the pastor, Huang Xiaoning, to stop preaching. In reply, Huang asked that they show respect rather than cut off his […]

Mexican Pastor Survives Assassination Attempt

Mexican Pastor Survives Assassination Attempt

(World Watch Monitor) — A Mexican pastor who survived an assassination attempt in the notorious border city of Juarez in June says he was targeted because his church’s work is seen to negatively impact upon the efforts of drug cartels. A hitman entered the pastor’s home on 12 June, making him kneel down on the […]

‘Evil Is a Make-Believe Concept’: Couple Who Biked Around the World, Concluding Humans Are Basically Good, Killed by ISIS Terrorists

‘Evil Is a Make-Believe Concept’: Couple Who Biked Around the World, Concluding Humans Are Basically Good, Killed by ISIS Terrorists

TAJIKISTAN — A couple who had quit their jobs and set off on a biking expedition last July, concluding from their travels that “humans are kind” and “[e]vil is a make-believe concept,” were killed by Islamic terrorists while traveling through Tajikistan last month. Lauren Geoghegan and Jay Austin, both 29, operated a blog entitled “Simply […]