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.
By Ken Camp / Managing Editor
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.
By Diana Chandler / Baptist Press
A veteran missionary, a Venezuelan-born pastor and other individuals and organizations have joined forces to make a way station on a mountain pass for the Venezuelan “walkers” who are fleeing their country into Colombia.
By Grace Thornton / Baptist Press
Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear joined a diverse coalition in urging the Trump administration to label as genocide the brutalities against religious and ethnic minorities in Myanmar.
By Tom Strode / Baptist Press
The number of Christian refugees coming to the United States from the countries where Christians are most persecuted has dropped dramatically under President Trump’s administration.
By Emily McFarlan Miller / Religion News Service
On both sides of the Atlantic, a drama set in a bakery has pitted freedom of religion against LGBT civil rights, and Exhibit A has been a wedding cake.
By Catherine Pepinster / Religion News Service
A Turkish court freed Andrew Brunson, an American missionary who had been the subject of a diplomatic standoff between the United States and Turkey.
By Umar Farooq / Religion News Service