Persecution is spiking in India under extreme rightwing Hindu nationalism encouraged by the Bharatiya Janata Party, according to reports from across the Asian nation.
By Diana Chandler / Baptist Press
China has freed an imprisoned Christian but continues a reign of persecution including church demolitions and restrictions barring foreign students from worship, religious liberty advocates reported.
Earlier this month, the pastor of a Kurdish Christian church in northeastern Syria gathered his congregation to decide whether to leave or stay as Turkish forces pressed into the region after U.S. troops had suddenly withdrawn. Only eight families planned to leave.
By Emily McFarlan Miller / Religion News Service
Daily prayer sustained Pastor Andrew Brunson during his 735-day ordeal in prison that began after 23 years of spreading the gospel in Turkey.
A Baptist woman is dead and 12 Christians including church members, school students and teachers remain kidnapped in two successive incidents in Kaduna, Nigeria, widely attributed to militant Fulani herdsmen.
At church-based learning centers in Lebanon, refugee children receive both an education and much-needed trauma therapy.
By Carolyn Tomlin
The Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board signed a covenant with One Sending Body, the sending entity of five Baptist conventions in the Philippines.
By Caroline Anderson / Baptist Press
Benjamin and Gloria Kwashi, Christian human rights advocates who endured intense persecution in Nigeria, will receive the Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Award during a Sept. 30 event at Dallas Baptist University.
By Staff / Baptist Standard
A military officer in Myanmar withdrew defamation charges he had filed against a Kachin Baptist leader who spoke briefly to President Trump about persecution of religious minorities.
By Ken Camp / Managing Editor
Texas Baptist churches that filled shoeboxes with toys last year for Operation Christmas Child not only helped introduce children to Jesus, but also played a role in bringing the gospel message to unreached people.
The Baptist World Alliance and others voiced concern about the safety of a Kachin Baptist leader who has been ordered to appear in court for comments he made at a White House meeting in July.
The general secretary of the Baptist World Alliance sent a letter to officials at the United Nations and the United States government to register concern regarding the safety of two pastors from Myanmar.