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Mike Pompeo Assails China’s ‘Decades-Long War on Faith’

Pompeo blasted China’s egregious violations of religious liberty, telling journalists the CPP has been waging a “decades-long war on faith.”

Chinese Churches Can Reopen… If They Preach Party Doctrine

While coronavirus restrictions may be lifting for state-approved churches in China, many find themselves facing an even more dangerous situation...

Pakistani Christian Couple’s Death Sentence Hangs in the Balance

A Pakistani Christian couple sentenced to death on blasphemy charges has had their conviction appeal postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

North Korea ‘Church’ Doesn’t Look Like Any Other But It Exists: Watchdog

Being a Christian in North Korea means using mysterious, spylike tactics to read the Bible, facing threats of concentration camps, the death penalty.

Report: China Cracks Down on Christian-Run Orphanages

CCP has been shutting down Christian orphanages in China, using regulations on religion in the country to justify a crackdown on religious organizations.

Mob of Armed Men Storm Christian Church in Pakistan

A group of armed men raided a Christian church in Punjab, Pakistan, on Saturday, desecrating a cross and demolishing a gate and a boundary wall.

Bigotry, Caste System Fuel Pakistani Christians’ Suffering

A recent spike in deaths among Christian sewer cleaners in Pakistan has exposed the country’s long history of discrimination against religious minorities.

Five Countries Added to List of Top Religious Persecutors

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom added five countries to its list of top offenders in its 2020 annual report.

Islamists Massacre 12 Christians, Kidnap Bride & Groom from Wedding

Muslim Fulani raiders in north-west Nigeria slaughtered 12 Christians and kidnapped a couple from their church wedding ceremony in recent days.

Canadian Police Vow to Hold Christians ‘Accountable’ for Attending Drive-in Sunday Service

Police from an Ontario town say churchgoers taking part in a Sunday drive in service will “be held accountable” for allegedly breaking coronavirus rules.

Islamic State Cell Planned to Murder Ex-Muslim Christian for Criticizing Islam in Germany

A cell of Islamic State terrorist organization planned to execute an ex-Muslim Christianity for repeatedly questioning teachings of the Koran on YouTube.

Iran Imposes Flogging on Christian Convert for Peaceful Protest

The Islamic Republic of Iran imposed a sentence of lashes and prison on Mary (Fatemeh) Mohammadi, one of Iran’s most famous converts to Christianity.

Nigerian Genocide Continues to Mount Despite Coronavirus Pandemic

In 5 weeks, from March 1 through the first week of April, more than 60 Christians were murdered in Nigeria while the country has fought to contain virus.

Christian Minister Takes Legal Action Against Belfast Hotel for Shutting Down Marriage Seminar

A Christian minister from Northern Ireland is suing a Belfast hotel after its staff ordered him to halt a conference on Biblical marriage.

Egyptian Policeman Killed in Shootout with Armed Gunmen who Intended to Attack Christians

An Egyptian policeman was killed and three others wounded in a shootout Tuesday with armed gunmen in Cairo intending to attack Christians.

Satanist Who Firebombed Church said Behind Maryland Synagogue Vandalism

A Maryland man who painted swastika on a synagogue firebombed a nearby church as part of his plan to target multiple houses of worship to worship Satan

Mississippi Pastor Sues Police After Congregants were Ticketed at Drive-in Service

A Mississippi Pastor is suing his city after police officers issued tickets to people attending the church’s drive-in service last week.

Franklin Graham Releases Statement after Samaritan’s Purse Unjustly Takes Fire

Franklin Graham & Samaritan's Purse have recently come under opposition from groups attempting to smear the name of the widely respected organization.

Cake Artist Jack Phillips Has Yet Another Day in Court

Colorado cake artist Jack Phillips is in court for the third time defending his right to operate his business according to his Christian faith.

China Keeps Suppressing Religion While Squelching Truth About COVID-19

The West should learn from China’s actions throughout this pandemic. CCP can’t be trusted to allow honest reporting, tell the truth even during an emergency

‘This Is Evil’: MyPillow’s Mike Lindell Punches Back at Media Critics

MyPillow founder Mike Lindell hit back at criticism from CNN’s Jim Acosta and others regarding his remarks at Monday’s White House coronavirus briefing.

Christians Fear Threats to Religious Freedom in Coronavirus Crisis

Christian groups have expressed concerns that sweeping government actions to combat the spread of coronavirus endanger religious liberty.

Despite Coronavirus, Chinese Government Continues to Destroy Churches, Steal Crosses

With China forced to devote resources to contain COVID-19, you would think the communist gov. might lay off persecuting the Christian community. Sadly not

Interactive TV Show Gives Iranian Christians a Voice

Through an interactive satellite TV program called “Signal,” members of the country’s underground church have the opportunity to share their stories.

Federal District Court Rules School District within Rights to Prohibit Coach from Praying after Games

Federal District Court rules in favor of School District’s rights to prohibit football coach Joe Kennedy from praying on the 50-yard line after games.

Franklin Graham: Everyone is Welcome – A Response to LGBTQ Opposition to Upcoming UK Tour

“We believe God has opened a door in the U.K. for us to preach Jesus, and we will do so. Whether it be from a rugby arena, a street corner, a farmer’s field, it doesn’t matter. God will make a way.”

Finland Politician Under Criminal Investigation for Tweeting Scripture

Finland’s prosecutor general opened a criminal investigation into a member of parliament for posting a Bible passage on Twitter condemning homosexuality.

Persecuted Mid-East Christians Petition International Community: ‘Stand Up for Your Brothers & Sisters’

“My fear is that we’re too quiet,” said Dabrina Bet-Tamraz, an Iranian Christian whose parents and brother are imprisoned in Iran for Christian evangelism.

Franklin Graham: UK Venue Discriminates Against Christians

Franklin Graham responds after venue cancels contract to host his UK Tour claiming Graham's appearance may incite hate and pose risk to LGBT community.

Elizabeth Warren Bashes Christian Schools With ‘Anti-LGBTQ Policies’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) bashed Christian schools she deemed to have “anti-LGBTQ+ policies” says they should loose funding.

Leading Nigerian Pastor Executed by Boko Haram Terrorists

Reverend Lawan Andimi was beheaded by the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram on Jan. 20 after being abducted during an attack on his village early January.

China Imposes Harsh New Rules Governing Religious Groups in 2020

China is striking the "final blow to religious liberty" with new administrative measures set to take place in February with total submission to the Chinese Communist Party, according to a watchdog group.

Chinese Pastor Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison Amid Renewed Persecution

Wang Yi, a renowned Christian pastor in China, was quietly sentenced on Monday to nine years in prison, stripped of his political rights for...

NBC Host Trashes Christians: They’re “Trained to Believe Fairy Tales” Like Noah’s Ark

On Sunday, NBC's Chuck Todd dedicated the final Meet the Press of 2019 to mocking Christians and insisting Pres. Trump brought about a “post-truth society.”

ISIS Murders 11 Christian Men in Nigeria in Response to Death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Terrorists belonging to the Islamic State murder 11 Christian men in Nigeria; ISIS Soldier: This is a message to Christians all over the world.

Report Reveals at Least 1,000 Christians Killed in Nigeria in 2019

A new report from the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust estimates that more than 1,000 Christians were killed in Nigeria this year alone.

China Releases Updated ‘Morality Guidelines’ for ‘Comprehensive Social Progress’

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has released the first set of updated “morality guidelines” in almost 20 years. The stated goal of the document is instructing citizens in how to maximize “comprehensive social progress and the overall development of people.”

UK Man in Wheelchair Arrested for Praying Outside Abortion Facility

Christian Hacking may be the first person to be punished for violating the new buffer zone ordinance around the Marie Stopes abortion facility in Ealing, according to The Independent.

Baghdadi Operation Named After Christian Woman Who Refused to Give Up Faith Before ISIS Killed Her

The US military operation that resulted in the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was dedicated to Kayla Mueller, a young Christian woman who was kidnapped, tortured, and murdered by the Islamic State.

‘War Against the Faithful’: Chinese Gov’t Tears Down Church Building as Christians Worship

In the latest blatant attack against the church-at-large in communist China, Chinese government authorities tore down a megachurch's building in the Funan, Anhui region, starting the demolition while the congregation was worshipping. The church's pastors were also arrested and detained.

Iranian Pastor and eight others Sentenced to five Years in Prison for holding Church Service

Matthias Haghnejad, leader of the Iranian church, and eight other members have been sentenced to five years in prison after a short trial alongside eight more.

Christian Parents in Pakistan Give Children Islamic Names to Avoid Targeting

A bishop in Pakistan has said that Christian parents in the country are resorting to giving their children Islamic names to protect them from bullying and abuse at school.