China is tightening its grip on the country's Christians through repeated efforts to persecute and silence the Church. Chinese believers are being rounded up, imprisoned and some even tortured for their faith. In addition, government officials are removing crosses from churches, burning Bibles and demolishing church buildings. "Churches have been forced...
 STOCKHOLM – No one would have thought a Muslim woman in Iran who was simply trying to stay alive in an abusive marriage in Iran would one day lead two churches in Sweden, bring more than a thousand former Muslims to Christ, and be invited to speak before the...
US Roman Catholic bishops have begun a week-long retreat in Mundelein, Illinois, to focus on the church's sexual abuse scandals. But the way they're doing it is causing a backlash. The retreat comes as clergy abuse survivors are calling on Pope Francis to remove a Chicago cardinal from his role...
BEIJING (AP) - China's burgeoning space program achieved a first on Thursday: a landing on the so-called dark side of the moon that brings the country closer to its goal of becoming a space power. Three nations - the United States, the former Soviet Union and more recently China -...
Last month Libyan officials uncovered dozens of bodies from a mass grave used by the Islamic State, Catholic News Agency reported. The bodies of 34 Ethiopian Christians killed by the terrorist group in 2015 will soon be sent back to Ethiopia, where they will be laid to rest with the dignity...
The Russian government said Wednesday that it has allowed an American citizen held on espionage charges to have access to U.S. officials seeking answers about his arrest.  Paul Whelan, 48, a former Marine and head of global security for a Michigan-based auto parts supplier, was arrested by Russian authorities Friday.  Whelan...
A Pakistani Christian is fighting to stay in the UK after being threatened with execution by Islamic extremists in his home country. Asher Samson arrived in the UK in 2004 to finish theology school to become a pastor. He later applied for asylum after receiving threats from extremists during...
A strong voice for evangelicals around the world says Christians should expect some big changes in the world's religious landscape this year. Rev. Johnnie Moore has worked behind the scenes with the US administration and other world leaders, including recent meetings with Saudi Arabia's crown prince and other leaders in...
Instead of Christmas being a season of joy and glad tidings, it became a time of horror and persecution for some of India's Christians. According to the Religious Liberty Commission (RLC) of the Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI), there were at least 18 confirmed assaults against Christians in recent weeks. "Both...
(St. Louis, Missouri) – Urbana 18, InterVarsity’s 25th student missions conference, has drawn over 10,000 college students and others to St. Louis for a 5-day conference. The conference, which is held every three years, has been challenging each generation of college students to find their place in the Great...