Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian woman spared a death sentence for apostasy in Sudan, met Pope Francis at the Vatican July 24 after she was flown to Rome by the Italian government following a vigorous international campaign to free her.
By Josephine McKenna / Religion News Service
Hospice kits packed by volunteers and distributed through the Baptist Global Response “Bucket Project” is bringing relief to thousands of terminally ill people in Africa.
By Casey Watson / Baptist Global Response
About 600,000 visitors converged on Rio de Janeiro and 11 other host cities in Brazil for the FIFA World Cup. But other visitors to Rio arrived with another goal in mind—sharing the message of Jesus Christ.
By Alan Brant / International Mission Board
Ilie Coada, a Baptist pastor in Moldova who has worked tirelessly against human trafficking and the sex trade in his country, has received the Baptist World Alliance’s Denton and Janice Lotz Human Rights Award.
By Eron Henry / Baptist World Alliance
Updated: Meriam Yahya Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian doctor sentenced to death for apostasy, was set free after an appeal court canceled the death sentence, but she can’t leave the country.
By Fredrick Nzwili / Religion News Service
Baptists in Ukraine and Russia likely will maintain unity beyond contentious political elections and Vladimir Putin’s nationalistic aggression, but the United States could do more to contain the crisis, historian Albert W. Wardin Jr. said.
By Diana Chandler / Baptist Press
Eight years ago, a woman from South Sudan fled armed conflict in her homeland, seeking refuge in Kampala, Uganda. Today, she spearheads a sewing ministry that provides livelihood for refugees.
By Daniel Wallace / Special to the Baptist Standard
The Ukrainian crisis has kindled an interdenominational prayer movement in the nation, said a Baptist evangelist who ministers there and has accepted an invitation from Ukrainian Baptists to preach on a national day of mourning in Kiev.
Several mainline churches and international church bodies have passed resolutions on divesting money or boycotting products made in Israel because of its occupation of the Palestinian territories. But are Evangelicals dropping support for Israel, too?
By Sarah Pulliam Bailey / USA Today
Instability in Ukraine cast a spotlight on the former Soviet republic’s minority Baptist religious population with the selection of interim president Oleksandr Turchynov, a lay preacher at the Word of Life Center in Kiev, part of the Evangelical Baptist Union of Ukraine.
By Bob Allen / ABPnews/Herald
Updated: A mission team from Texas near violent protests in the Ukraine called for prayers that political unrest might lead to spiritual renewal in the former Soviet state.
Half of Syria’s two million refugees are children; three-fourths of them are under the age of eleven. After fleeing the horrors of war, they face many new challenges as young refugees struggling to get by.
By Eden Nelson / International Mission Board