Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Says Biden Will Need to ‘Rebuild Trust’ With Palestinians

Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Says Biden Will Need to ‘Rebuild Trust’ With Palestinians

VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The incoming Biden administration will need to rebuild trust with the Christian community in Israel after years in which Palestinians...

U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Awaiting Reauthorization by Congress

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, whose funding runs out on Saturday (Dec. 21), could be reauthorized by week’s end if Congress passes...

Churches and Send Relief Volunteers Continue to Serve Puerto Rico After Earthquake

Junior Martinez's church, Iglesia Bautista La Gracia (Grace Baptist Church) in Yauco, Puerto Rico, has served as a shelter for survivors following the Jan....

Chinese Officials Arrest Pastor and 3 Congregants After They Object to Forced Removal of...

Chinese officials arrested a pastor and three of his church members last month after they objected to the forced removal of a cross on...

United Methodists From Outside the US Offer Proposal for Church Unity

Christmas is a time for people to get together, and a group of church leaders is using this festive time to propose a way...

Christian Astrophysicist Hugh Ross Responds to Stephen Hawking’s Claim That Nothing Existed Before Big...

Astrophysicist Hugh Ross of the Christian apologetics group Reasons to Believe has taken issue with the claim of notable British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking...

Statue of Jesus Deemed Too ‘Catholic’ for Baptist Church Finds New Home

A statue of Jesus sitting on the façade of a South Carolina Baptist Church that members voted to remove earlier last month because it...
Open Doors Study Finds Trafficking, Forced Marriages, and Violence Against Christian Women on the Rise Around the World

Open Doors Study Finds Trafficking, Forced Marriages, and Violence Against Christian Women on the...

Persecution of Christian women worldwide has risen dramatically in the last year as a new study released by Open Doors International found that forced...

Israel Unveils New ‘Pilgrim’s Road’ That Opens Window Into Jerusalem in Jesus’ Day

Israeli officials unveiled a stairway, known as “Pilgrim’s Road,” that which provides further windows into biblical history. The road, which Jesus likely walked,” served...
ISWAP Terrorists in Nigeria Threaten to Kill Pastor if Ransom is Not Paid by March 3

ISWAP Terrorists in Nigeria Threaten to Kill Pastor if Ransom is Not Paid by...

A pastor abducted from northeastern Nigeria by Islamic extremist militants reportedly says in a video that they will kill him on Wednesday (March 3)...
New Law in Iran Threatens More Arrests of Christians

New Law in Iran Threatens More Arrests of Christians

June 30, 2020 (Morning Star News) – Legislation passed by parliament in Iran could make it easier to arrest and imprison Christians and other religious minorities,...
Tribal Animists in India Brutally Beat Christians for Refusing to Renounce Their Faith and Sacrifice Animals

Tribal Animists in India Brutally Beat Christians for Refusing to Renounce Their Faith and...

A large mob of tribal animists in India brutally beat Christians who refused to comply with their demands to sacrifice their animals to tribal...

Hillsong Church Founder Brian Houston Says He’s Transitioning Away From Leadership Role Amid Scandals

Brian Houston, the founder of scandal-plagued megachurch Hillsong, has revealed he’s transitioning away from his current role as global senior pastor. The announcement comes amid...

God Didn’t Make You More Beautiful Because the Gospel Needs Ordinary People by John...

Perhaps you are one of the blessed few who are entirely content with their appearance. Perhaps you never stand in front of the mirror,...
Andrey Shirin on Why America Today Feels Like Russia in the Early ’90s and Why That’s an Opportunity for Christians

Andrey Shirin on Why America Today Feels Like Russia in the Early ’90s and...

Andrey Shirin is an asTsociate professor of divinity and director of transformational leadership at John Leland Center for Theological Studies Arlington, Virginia, where he...

Violence in Plateau State, Nigeria, Escalates With Over 40 Christians Reported Killed and Church...

JOS, Nigeria, January 30, 2020 (Morning Star News) – At least 32 people were killed and a pastor’s house and church building were burned down in...

Religion Professor at the American University in Cairo Loses Position for Refusing to Promote...

A Saudi billionaire whose father endowed a chair in comparative religion at the American University in Cairo has pressured the school to take the...

US Adds Pakistan to List of Religious Freedom Violators

Two weeks ago, the US State Department released its list of countries of particular concern (CPC)—a compilation of nations that have “engaged in or...

Pastor Andrew Brunson Released From Turkish Prison, Placed Under House Arrest

A Turkish court has ordered that Pastor Andrew Brunson be placed under house arrest and released from prison after being jailed for nearly 21...

Study Says Most Churches Rarely Discipline Members

More than 8 in 10 Protestant senior pastors say their church has not disciplined a member in the past year, says a new study...