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Home City of Peter, Andrew and Philip Uncovered by Archaeologists

Archaeologists believe they have found the site of Bethsaida, where Peter, Andrew and Philip were from.

Vatican to American Catholics: Do Not Join Fundamentalist Evangelicals in ‘Ecumenism of Hate’

What unites these groups is a “nostalgic dream of a theocratic type of state”—a state in which “walls and purifying deportations” rid it of enemies such as Muslims.

Chinese Official: ‘Party members should be firm Marxist atheists’ and ‘stick to the party’s faith’

"Party members should be firm Marxist atheists, obey party rules and stick to the party's faith. They are not allowed to seek value and belief in religion."

Church of England Welcomes and Affirms Transgender Lifestyle: Some Bishops Say It’s ‘Not a Sin’

"As the world listens to us today, the world needs to hear us say that LGBTI orientation and identity is not a crime, not a sickness and not a sin,” the Bishop of Liverpool, the Right Reverend Paul Bayes stated.

Muslims Hide Christians From ISIS-Affiliated-Militants in the Philippines

“We heard them shouting ‘Allahu akbar’ and asking neighbors about religion… If they could not answer questions about Quran verses, gunfire immediately followed.”

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

‘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.

First Female Pastor Ordained in the Middle East

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

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’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.

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?”

Second Generation Pastor Shares New Details, Statement on Incident When Officer...

On Aug. 25, 2019, Rev. Joseph Rizzuti Sr., was tased by an officer with the Worcester Police Department in Worcester, Massachusetts. Rizzuti Sr.'s son, Pastor Joseph Rizzuti Jr., has shared new details with ChurchLeaders regarding what transpired that day.

Max Lucado: ‘The One Thing That Has Helped Me More Than...

Max Lucado joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share his best tips for creating and delivering a sermon that draws people in.

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