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China

Church in China Razed, Members Beaten and Imprisoned by Chinese Officials Over Arbitrary Fee

One witness likened the violence displayed by Chinese officials to the notoriously brutal Japanese invaders during WWII.
Indonesia

Three Indonesian Soccer Players Show Us All How to Practice Religious Harmony

Speaking to Indonesia’s Kompas newspaper, Christian player Yabes Roni said, “Even though we all come from different religions and ethnicities, we’re all one.”
North Korea

Kim Jong-un’s Hostile Regime Arrests Fourth U.S. Citizen—and Christian—as Tensions Mount

It is highly possible the two professors were arrested for any work they were doing outside of the university that could have been perceived as having an agenda to proselytize North Korean citizens.
South Africa

Massive National Day of Prayer Gathering in South Africa Draws Over 700,000 People

“Sir, I have a very stern word for you word from God: Put your own house in order before you try and help somebody else. Sir, if you’ve got nothing good to say about South Africa, then with due respect shut up! Let’s see this country change in a day,” evangelist Angus Buchan said.
Indonesia Ahok

For One Brief Moment in History, Indonesia—the World’s Largest Muslim Nation—Had a Christian Governor

"He is a good man. He has served the people of Jakarta so well. He is now being defamed. Oh my God, it's so hard."
Easter ISIS

This Is How Christians in the Middle East Celebrated Easter in Spite of ISIS

"Isis is clearly offended by the cross,” Jeremy Courtney explains. Wherever they go, they spray paint X-es over it or shoot it up with their guns.
Egypt

If You Are a Christian in Egypt, You Are Used to Terrorism—But That Doesn’t...

"Every church in Egypt just prepares for this. Everyone knows that some time you will get bombed, you will be killed."
Birthrate

Pew Research: Muslim Births Projected to Surpass Christian Births by 2035

The research estimates that Islam will be the world’s largest religion by 2075.
Muslim Refugees

Muslim Refugees Coming to Christ in Record Numbers in Europe

According to the Anglican Bishop of Bradford, Toby Howarth, one in four of the church’s conversions in England over the past year are refugees.
Compassion India

U.S. Congress Steps in to Assist Compassion International’s Appeal to Indian Government

“I hoped to become a doctor. But now that we are told we will no longer have sponsors to see us through the education, I don’t know what will happen. This place taught me to have a life. It is finished now.”
Jesus Tomb

Alleged Site of Jesus’ Empty Tomb Reopens in Time for Easter after $4 Million...

During the painstaking restoration and cleaning process, the team uncovered the rock-hewn bench which was believed to be the temporary resting place of Jesus’ body after he was crucified and before he rose again.
North Korea

‘Unprecedented’ Number of Missionaries Aiding North Korean Refugees Kicked Out of China

Pastor Kim believes at least 40 refugees from North Korea have been sent back across the border as a result of the raids.
Middle East

First Female Pastor Ordained in the Middle East

“Christ’s justice has been finally fulfilled,” Rola Sleiman says.
Tel Aviv Hillsong

Hillsong Announces Plans to Launch Church in Israel

"From Jerusalem to the ends of the earth and from the ends of the earth back to Israel." - Brian Houston
Russia

Russia’s Anti-Missionary Law Under Review Thanks to Public Pushback

After consistent public outcry, the Russian ruling body is revisiting laws it passed in 2016 which severely restrict the work of Protestant missionaries.
refugees

Evangelicals Push Back on Trump’s Ban on Refugees

“The question for the American Christian is: Will we speak out on behalf of those who are running from the very terror that we are rightly trying to put an end to?”

What Every American Needs to Know About France and the Burkini Battle

This summer 15 French beach towns officially banned the “burkini,” a full-body swimsuit designed to adhere to “Islamic values.”

9 Things You Should Know About Mother Teresa

On Sunday, at a Roman Catholic canonization service in Vatican City, Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa a saint.
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