The number of countries with “high levels” of restrictions on religion due to government policies or actions of people increased in 2015, reversing a downward trend, according to a new study.
By Emily McFarlan Miller / Religion News Service
Within 20 years, the number of Muslim babies being born is expected to surpass Christian births, but there still will be more Christians in the world.
By Lauren Markoe / Religion News Service
National Woman’s Missionary Union has asked Texas Baptist Men to help provide food for 350 World Crafts artisans and their families in Kenya who are experiencing drought and famine.
By Staff / Baptist Standard
Buckner International is shipping more than 500,000 meals and 400 water filters to Peru to help 630,000-plus people who have been affected by the worst floods to hit the nation in 20 years.
By Aimee Freston / Buckner International
Three small-town Canadian congregations put aside theological differences and came together to sponsor the resettlement of three Syrian refugee families.
By Bobby Ross Jr. / Religion News Service
Denial of religious freedom has fueled a “crisis of insecurity” and humanitarian tragedy in Nigeria, a scholar with the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative said.
By Ken Camp / Managing Editor
Cynthia Maung, a medical doctor who has devoted nearly 30 years to providing healthcare to refugees living on the Thailand-Myanmar border, will receive the Denton and Janice Lotz Human Rights Award from the Baptist World Alliance.
By Eron Henry / Baptist World Alliance
The Baptist World Alliance executive committee named a Texas Baptist to an 11-member search committee for the global organization’s next general secretary.
Complaints about religious freedom problems in the United States pale in comparison with atrocities faced by religious minorities abroad, the former U.S. religious freedom ambassador told a forum on tolerance.
By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
The Baptist World Alliance criticized the United States for a presidential executive order indefinitely suspending refugee resettlement from Syria and temporarily banning travel from seven Muslim-majority nations.
Cubans and Christians familiar with the church in Cuba remember Fidel Castro, who died Nov. 25 at age 90, as both an unwitting catalyst of revival and an opponent of religious liberty.
By David Roach/Baptist Press
Archaeologists discover the site where the Roman army breached the outer walls of ancient Jerusalem before capturing the city and destroying the Second Jewish Temple nearly 2,000 years ago.
By Michele Chabin / Religion News Service