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
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
Christians and ethnic minorities are living a “nightmare” in China under President Xi Jinping, a congressional commission report released Oct. 10 documents.
Buckner Peru is sending nearly 11,000 meals to Peru and plans to send more than 1,000 new pairs of shoes to help children and families who have walked more than 15 hours as they’ve fled Venezuela.
By John Hall / Buckner International
Analysts worry killings of its leaders could convince the Islamic Movement of Nigeria to follow in the footsteps of Boko Haram, the militant group that has wrought havoc in Nigeria for years.
By Ali Abare Abubakar / Religion News Service
Ethnic Wa rebels this month shut down churches or destroyed their buildings and temporarily detained several clergymen in eastern Burma, also known as Myanmar, Morning Star News reported.
By Burma correspondent / Morning Star News
WorldCrafts, the fair trade division of Woman’s Missionary Union, has launched a new initiative to benefit the work of Lifeline Children’s Services and families adopting domestically or internationally through Lifeline.
By Baptist Press Staff