Christian woman released from death row in Sudan, detained at airport

Miriam Ibrahim released, but can't leave Sudan

Updated: Meriam Yahya Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian doctor sentenced to death for apostasy, was set free after an appeal court canceled the death sentence, but she can't leave the country.

Ukrainian, Russian Baptists remain united, historian insists

Ukrainian, Russian Baptists still united, historian insists

Baptists in Ukraine and Russia likely will maintain unity beyond contentious political elections and Vladimir Putin's nationalistic aggression, but the United States could do more to contain the crisis, historian Albert W. Wardin Jr. said.

Uganda ministry to Sudan refugees

Ministry in Uganda offers hope to refugees from Sudan

Eight years ago, a woman from South Sudan fled armed conflict in her homeland, seeking refuge in Kampala, Uganda. Today, she spearheads a sewing ministry that provides livelihood for refugees.

Michael Gott in Ukraine

Michael Gott sees 'holy desperation’ in Ukraine

The Ukrainian crisis has kindled an interdenominational prayer movement in the nation, said a Baptist evangelist who ministers there and has accepted an invitation from Ukrainian Baptists to preach on a national day of mourning in Kiev.

Evangelical support for Israel

Is support for Israel waning among evangelicals?

Several mainline churches and international church bodies have passed resolutions on divesting money or boycotting products made in Israel because of its occupation of the Palestinian territories. But are Evangelicals dropping support for Israel, too?

Elevation of Ukrainian leader puts spotlight on Baptists

Elevation of Ukrainian leader puts spotlight on Baptists

Instability in Ukraine cast a spotlight on the former Soviet republic’s minority Baptist religious population with the selection of interim president Oleksandr Turchynov, a lay preacher at the Word of Life Center in Kiev, part of the Evangelical Baptist Union of Ukraine.

Odessa church group ministers amid violence in Kiev

Odessa church group ministers amid violence in Kiev

Updated: A mission team from Texas near violent protests in the Ukraine called for prayers that political unrest might lead to spiritual renewal in the former Soviet state.

Syrian refugee children

Syrian children growing up with sights, sounds of war

Half of Syria's two million refugees are children; three-fourths of them are under the age of eleven. After fleeing the horrors of war, they face many new challenges as young refugees struggling to get by.

Baptists in Iran

Surprises greet delegation to Iran

A lot of things surprised McAfee School of Theology’s Robert Nash during an academic delegation to Tehran.

Africa child labor

Millions of African children at risk of labor exploitation

Baptist Global Response and the SBC International Mission Board are part of a growing movement to guard millions of children in Africa who are at risk of being forced into the sex industry, other slave-like working conditions or forcibly recruited as armed soldiers.

Religious restrictions

More than 5 billion face harsh religious freedom restrictions

Global religious hostilities reached a six-year high in 2012 and affected more people than government curbs on religious freedom, according to the Pew Research Center’s latest report on religious restrictions around the world.

Libyan Christians

Libyan Christians cast anxious eye at religious freedom

Church leaders in Libya remain hopeful Christians in the mostly Muslim country will be allowed to practice their faith, even as the country appears to be moving toward Shariah law.

Buckner Peru

Vote protects foster care in Peru

In a unanimous vote, the Peruvian Congress passed a law that integrates foster care into the nation’s legal code.

UNHRC restrict religious freedom

Report: 8 countries on UN Human Rights Council restrict religious freedom

Eight of the 47 countries that hold seats on the United Nations Human Rights Council imprisoned people in 2013 under laws that restrict religious freedom.

Syrian refugees

Syrian family describes life as refugees

The influx of about a half-million Syrian refugees into Jordan has become a massive humanitarian crisis with very personal consequences for those involved.

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