The Pew Research Center reports a significant drop in Catholic membership and identity in Latin America, confirming what Baptist and other Protestant leaders have seen in the religion for 40 years. From BNG
By Jeff Brumley / Baptist News Global
In an impoverished area of Chiapas, Mexico, called the “Rock Crusher”—but that could easily be called the “Dream Crusher”—Buckner International seeks to help residents achieve self-sufficiency emotionally, physically, economically or educationally.
By Russ Dilday / Buckner International
Baptists in Lebanon and France reacted to attacks by the Islamic State—also known as ISIS or ISIL—that occurred in their countries.
By Eron Henry / Baptist World Alliance
American evangelical leaders remain at odds over whether the best response to the bloody terrorist attacks in Paris is a war on terrorism and militant Islamic ideology or Christian reconciliation and pacifism.
By Timothy Morgan / Religion News Service
Secretary of State John Kerry released the annual International Religious Freedom Report and called terror groups the world’s greatest threat to religious freedom.
By Lauren Markoe / Religion News Service
Lawmakers in Nepal rejected an effort to declare the Himalayan nation a Hindu state, adopting a new constitution Sept. 14 defining Nepal as a secular republic but retaining a controversial anti-conversion clause.
By Ken Camp / Managing Editor
Europe’s refugee crisis has inspired faith communities across the continent to open their doors to the newcomers and advocate for more state and private help, but the urgency of their calls and the depth of responses to them vary from country to country.
By Tom Heneghan / Religion News Service
An international coalition spearheaded by the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, with significant Baptist involvement, urged government officials in Nepal to remove from the nation’s proposed constitution language criminalizing “any act to convert another person from one religion to another.”
A Liberian Baptist leader celebrated the World Health Organization’s declaration the country is Ebola-free, making it the first of the three hardest-hit West African nations to bring the epidemic to a formal end.
By Bob Allen / Baptist News Global
Baptists in Nepal and their global missions partners joined in urging prayer and disaster relief after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake claimed more than 5,800 lives.
By Staff / Baptist Standard
Sunni and Shiite Muslims, two main sects of Islam, have been in conflict for more than a millennium. Here’s a primer on that ancient division.
By Kimberly Winston / Religion News Service
The international community has devalued Nigerian lives by ignored terrorist violence and attacks in Nigeria, insisted Samson Ayokunle, president of the Nigerian Baptist Convention.