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Pastor John Cao Imprisoned in China: His Appeal Hearing Delayed for Fourth Time as His Health Deteriorates

Pastor John Cao, a US permanent resident from Greensboro, North Carolina, has been incarcerated in a Chinese prison for almost two years after being convicted and sentenced by a Chinese court without any evidence against him. Now comes word that the ...

Iranian Christians Refuse to Renounce Christian Faith in Exchange for Freedom from Prison

Facing a final appeal hearing on Jan. 15 in Tehran, two Iranian Christians were asked by judges Hassan Babaee and Ahmad Zargar to renounce their faith, which they refused. In response, the judges told them to expect a verdict in their case soon, acco...

Philippines: 20 Dead as Bombs Target Sunday Worship

Two bombs minutes apart tore through a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, killing at least 20 people and wounding 111 others during a Sunday Mass, officials said. Witnesses said the first bl...

Sweden Bans Christian Messages

A country whose flag includes a golden cross is saying no to God more and more. Swedish officials now admit they're taking intentional steps to limit expressions of religion. Recently, officials banned citizens from being able to register license...

Former Christian Governor Imprisoned for Blasphemy Is Finally Free

A Christian politician was set free in Indonesia Thursday after serving nearly two years in prison for blasphemy. Basuki Purnama – known as "Ahok" – is the former governor of Jakarta. During his unsuccessful re-election campa...

Imam Who Converted To Christianity: My Own Family Now Want To Kill Me

A former imam from Pakistan who migrated to Germany and converted to Christianity now claims that he faces death threats in his native country from many, including members of his own family. The 34-year-old said he grew up in a religious household...

Chinese Officials Wipe Away First Commandment From Church Display Because It Challenges Power of President

Chinese government officials have ordered the removal of a church display which contained the First Commandment because they believe it directly contradicts the policy of President Xi Jinping. The government-approved Three-Self Church was forced t...

Pastor Shot Dead While Opening His Church For Sunday Service

A Mississippi pastor was gunned down while he was opening his church for Sunday morning services over the weekend. Police arrested three suspects in the murder of Anthony Finch Longino, who pastored New Bethany Church in Jackson, Mississippi. Longino...

A day of mourning in New York: Book store owner closes store, mourns the murder of innocent babies in New York

One small business owner literally put his money where his mouth is. A bookstore owner in Syracuse, New York closed his store today rather than sell books and collect sales tax for the state of New York, which just approved a new law legalizing abort...

Faith leaders to bless abortion clinic: Accessing and providing abortions are godly decisions- they say

"Faith leaders" will be gathering next month for a "clinic blessing" — a blessing for an abortion clinic, that is — in Columbus, Ohio. "Anti-abortion advocates do not have the monopoly on faith or God," th...