In Congo, church leaders are stepping up their fight to halt the advance of the 40-month-old Ebola epidemic, even as the Islamic State group increasingly makes its presence felt in the troubled region.
By Fredrick Nzwili / Religion News Service
Escalating violence that has killed thousands of Christians in Central Nigeria must be addressed by the international Christian community and by a Nigerian government that has harassed victims, a global religious liberty coalition noted.
By Diana Chandler / Baptist Press
A group of chemistry, biology and biomedical science students at Howard Payne helped an orphanage in Zambia improve its science curriculum.
By Rebekah Sterling / Howard Payne University
Asia Bibi has joined her husband and children in Canada, months after her acquittal of false blasphemy charges and her release from Pakistan’s death row.
A new app that links preachers to Bible translations and theological resources from a digital library has done much to replace the reference books many South Sudanese churches lost to the tumult of the country’s civil war.
By Doreen Ajiambo / Religion News Service
In several Western European countries, a majority of adults not only agree to pay a church tax imposed on all baptized Christians, but also have no intention of opting out of it, even though they can, Pew Research shows.
By Tom Heneghan / Religion News Service
With its particular focus on China’s oppression of religious and human rights, an independent watchdog group has decried in its annual report the state of religious freedom across the globe.
By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
Baptist leaders joined other Christians around the world in calling for prayer following coordinated Easter Sunday bombings at three churches and several hotels in Sri Lanka that killed more than 300 people.
By Ken Camp / Managing Editor
A police raid on a Baptist worship service in Kazakhstan is the latest reported incident in a long string of religious liberty violations in the Central Asian country.
By Grace Thornton / Baptist Press
A kidnapped Malaysian pastor was abducted by police for allegedly proselytizing Muslims, Malaysia’s human rights commission concluded following a two-year investigation.
By David Roach / Baptist Press
During a time of political upheaval and through extended periods of utility blackouts, Venezuela Baptists are looking for and finding ways to share the light of Jesus Christ as they minister to those around them.
By Monica Starr / Baptist Press
As anti-Semitism continues to increase on social media, Holocaust memorials and museums dedicated to chronicling the genocide of World War II are stepping up to help preserve the truth and create a community. The online world is coming to their aid.
By Heather Adams / Religion News Service