U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo added Pakistan to a list of the world’s worst violators of religious freedom, while removing Uzbekistan from the list and singling out nine Islamist groups as Entities of Particular Concern.
By Ken Camp / Managing Editor
As China continues to hunt down and arrest members of a house church in Sichuan Province, many of the 100 or more Christians arrested reportedly pledged in advance to persevere even until death.
By Diana Chandler / Baptist Press
Military personnel and plainclothes police raided and ransacked an unregistered Baptist church in Uzbekistan’s capital city during Sunday worship Nov. 25, a Norway-based news service reported.
Larry Pepper was employed at his dream job as a NASA flight surgeon, but it soon became evident God was drawing him to move his family to serve with the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board in Africa.
By IMB Staff
For the third consecutive Sunday, Bulgarian Christians gathered in their nation’s capital to pray and protest proposed restrictions on religious freedom.
The last reported sighting of American missionary John Allen Chau was Nov. 17. Although he knew the danger, Chou went as a missionary to the Sentinelese because they reportedly are among the world’s 400 to 600 unengaged unreached people groups.
By David Roach / Baptist Press
Christians in Bulgaria pledged to continue public prayer meetings and peaceful protests until the nation’s lawmakers either withdraw legislation that would severely restrict religious freedom or make substantive changes to it.
Bulgarian Baptists joined other Christians in a prayer rally and peaceful protest that drew about 2,000 participants to the nation’s capital, united by concern over proposed restrictions on religious freedom.
The U. S. ambassador for international religious freedom called for renewed activism on protecting faiths around the globe as advocates gathered to mark the 20th anniversary of the International Religious Freedom Act.
By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
Bulgarian Baptists participated in a peaceful protest and Baptist World Alliance leaders appealed to Bulgaria’s prime minister after the nation’s parliament gave initial approval to a law significantly restricting religious freedom.
Baptist World Alliance leaders appealed to Bulgaria’s prime minister after the nation’s parliament gave initial approval to a law significantly restricting religious freedom.
Christian mother Asia Bibi was released from Pakistan’s death row Oct. 31 after the nation’s Supreme Court reversed her 2010 conviction of blasphemy.