Tag: Christianity

In Iran, It Is a Crime to Be a Christian

The Islamic Republic of Iran is unleashing a sweeping crackdown on Christians, particularly those who have dared to convert from Islam to Christianity. Most recently, nine Christians in Iran, possibly converts, have been convicted by the Islamic court, and each sentenced to five years in prison. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) arrested them for […]

China Sentences Wang Yi, Christian Pastor, to 9 Years in Prison

A secretive Chinese court sentenced one of the country’s best-known Christian voices and founder of one of its largest underground churches to nine years in prison for subversion of state power and illegal business operations, according to a government statement released on Monday. Wang Yi, the pastor who founded Early Rain Covenant Church, was detained […]

Boris Johnson Vows to Defend Christians in First Christmas Message Since Becoming PM

Boris Johnson has vowed to defend Christians around the world in his first Christmas message since becoming U.K prime minister. In a video posted to Twitter, Johnson acknowledged that Christmas Day is “first and foremost, a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.” “It is a day of inestimable importance to billions of Christians the […]

Pope warns of ‘rigidity’ in living out Christian faith

Pope Francis warned Saturday that “rigidity” in living out the Christian faith is creating a “minefield” of hatred and misunderstanding in a world where Christianity is increasingly irrelevant. Francis called for Vatican bureaucrats to instead embrace change during his annual Christmas greetings to the cardinals, bishops and priests who work in the Holy See. Francis’ […]

Christianity Today editor calls for Trump to be removed from office

Christianity Today, the flagship Evangelical magazine, called for President Trump to be removed from office in a new editorial. The piece, attributed to Christianity Today Editor in Chief Mark Galli, notes that the magazine’s “typical approach” is to “stay above the fray,” allowing readers to “make their arguments in the public square, to encourage all […]

Confusion In The Church – LGBT Clergy Expands Across The Nation

This month the Evangelical Lutheran Church celebrated it’s newly formed Westview Lutheran Church in Boulder, Colorado.  At the head of that new church is the nations first transgender Latina pastor Nicole Garcia. Nicole is part of a growing number of LGBT clergy that has infiltrated the leadership of churches that have bowed down the altar […]

2019 saw attacks on houses of worship with alarming frequency worldwide

On December 1, a band of assailants opened fire on worshipers at a small-town Protestant church in Burkina Faso, an impoverished West African country where the Christian minority is increasingly a target of attacks. The victims included the pastor and several teenage boys; regional authorities attributed the attack to “unidentified armed men” who, according to […]

Over 1,000 Christians in Nigeria killed by Fulani, Boko Haram in 2019: NGO report

Over 1,000 Christians have been killed this year in Nigeria as attacks led by Fulani extremists continue to plague rural farming communities in the Middle Belt, according to an estimation published by the U.K.-based nongovernmental organization Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust. HART, a nonprofit founded by U.K. member of Parliament Baroness Caroline Cox to “support people […]

Gaza Christians banned from visiting Bethlehem and Jerusalem for Christmas

Israeli authorities have announced that Christians in the Gaza Strip would not be allowed to visit Bethlehem and Jerusalem for Christmas celebrations this December. Permit quotas for Palestinian Christians in Gaza were published by the Israeli military unit of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) on Thursday. The occupied West bank and […]

Iraqi Christians Warn Sweden: Muslim Rule Coming Unless You Wise Up

They’ve seen firsthand the persecution of non-Muslims in Iraq, and the same is coming to Sweden, they warn — unless Europeans stop being “naïve.” Sounding this alarm are Iraqi Christians such as church worker Layla (not her real name), who believe that Sweden’s and France’s current cultural trajectory, immigration patterns, and fertility rates will bring […]