South African Pastor, Children Killed By Afghan Suicide Bombers

South African Pastor, Children Killed By Afghan Suicide Bombers

Werner Groenewald’s family and friends were shocked when he decided to go to Afghanistan about 12 years ago. It was 2002, the year after the September 11 attacks that prompted the United States to invade the country and remove the Taliban from power. Afghanistan had just begun rebuilding itself, following decades of brutal regimes and […]

Rick Warren’s Call for Christians to Unite With Catholics, ‘Holy Father’ Raising Concerns

Rick Warren’s Call for Christians to Unite With Catholics, ‘Holy Father’ Raising Concerns

In a new video, megachurch leader and author Rick Warren is calling for Christians to unite with Roman Catholics and “Pope Francis,” who Warren recently referred to as the “Holy Father”—a move that is raising concerns among Christians nationwide and is resulting in calls for Warren to repent. Warren made the comments following his visit to the Vatican last […]

Irish School Withdraws Worksheet on Bible’s Teachings on Homosexuality Over Complaint

Irish School Withdraws Worksheet on Bible’s Teachings on Homosexuality Over Complaint

BELFAST, Ireland — A school in Ireland has apologized and has decided to withdraw a worksheet that presents the Bible’s teachings on homosexuality following a complaint over the assignment. Hunterhouse College in Belfast, a grammar school for girls ages 11-18, had included a study on 1 Corinthians 6: 9-11 for its Religious Studies curriculum, discussing a […]

White House Rejects Petition Asking Government to Declare Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Group

White House Rejects Petition Asking Government to Declare Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Group

WASHINGTON — The White House has rejected a petition requesting that the government declare the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization. The petition had been first created in July on the White House website, and obtained over 213,000 signatures in just a month. The Obama administration has stated that it will respond to any petition that […]

Sudanese Police Arrest Church Leaders for Refusing to Surrender Church Property

Sudanese Police Arrest Church Leaders for Refusing to Surrender Church Property

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Police and security personnel today dispersed a congregation keeping vigil over its disputed property in North Khartoum, Sudan, and arrested five church leaders, sources said. Authorities arrived at noon at the compound of the Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church, where last week they demolished a pastor’s house and church wall, […]

‘Pope Francis’ Bows Head in ‘Silent Adoration’ Beside Islamic Grand Mufti in Turkey’s Blue Mosque

‘Pope Francis’ Bows Head in ‘Silent Adoration’ Beside Islamic Grand Mufti in Turkey’s Blue Mosque

ISTANBUL, Turkey — In a move that drew some concerns from onlookers worldwide, the Roman Catholic pontiff known as Francis visited Turkey’s Blue Mosque on Saturday, expressing reverence during a moment of prayer observed by the nation’s grand mufti, who led him on a tour of the Islamic facility. According to reports, Francis took off his […]

Bangladesh Pastors Charged With ‘Hurting Religious Sentiments’ for Preaching Christ to Muslims

Bangladesh Pastors Charged With ‘Hurting Religious Sentiments’ for Preaching Christ to Muslims

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Two Bangladesh pastors have been charged with “hurting religious sentiments” and could face two years behind bars after they were arrested during a house church service. Arif Mondol leads the Faith Bible Church of God in Lalmonirhat, and meets with 30-40 area Christians on a regular basis. Earlier this month, as he and a […]

Tensions High as Sudanese Church Strives to Fend Off Further Demolition

Tensions High as Sudanese Church Strives to Fend Off Further Demolition

NORTH KHARTOUM, Sudan (Morning Star News) – As churchwomen wailed and young men shouted that they were prepared to die to prevent further demolition, hundreds of Christians in North Khartoum blocked authorities’ attempts to destroy buildings on their compound this week. After a bulldozer accompanied by security personnel and police knocked down a wall of […]

‘Yes to Life! No to Abortion!’ Tens of Thousands March Against Abortion in Spain

‘Yes to Life! No to Abortion!’ Tens of Thousands March Against Abortion in Spain

MADRID, Spain — Months after tens of thousands marched in favor of abortion in Spain’s capital, tens of thousands marched against the practice on Saturday, threatening not to vote for the governing party during the next election if it does not outlaw abortion in the nation. “Yes to life! No to abortion!” some of the thousands, […]