The Independent Expert on Sexual orientation and gender identities speaks of “religious narratives” which “repress sexual and gender diversity and promote heteronormative norms”. Religious freedom groups warn against using SOGI policies to shape faith doctrines.
The regime rewards like-minded churches with subsidies. The Evangelical Council of Venezuela rejects the “strong partisan component” of the initiative.
A Christian was arrested for allegedly posting and sharing blasphemous images on social media. He may face death penalty.
There is “extreme persecution” in 10 countries in Africa and the Middle East, says Open Doors. Elsewhere, worrying trends are observed in key geopolitical actors such as India, Saudi Arabia and China.
A bomb exploded during a Sunday baptismal service. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State.
Unity, integrity, and long-term commitment is what Africa needs from evangelical Christians, says Goodwill Shana from Zimbabwe.
He helped a pastor begin Christian-Muslim debates in mid-2021, and in one year over 100 Muslims put their faith in Christ.
According to the government, Christians were 1.9% of the population in 2021.
Evangelicals call to pray for the situation in the country after protesters stormed the headquarters of Congress, the Supreme Court and the Presidential Palace.
Fulani extremists attacked several towns, burning more than 100 houses. 53 Christians were kidnapped and are still held captive.
The executive committee of the Christian Alliance of Evangelical Churches discussed pending issues and stressed the need for dialogue and reconciliation.
A 100-member Sudanese Church in Al Qadarif state was set ablaze by a suspected member of the Sudanese Armed Forces.
The agreement on the appointment of bishops will be extended two years. “The price to be paid is immense because the Catholic Church renounces to its independence”.
It is not the first time that such sudden floods kill people taking part in baptism ceremonies.
Muslim extremists beat 2 Christians with cane, and a house where a cell fellowship of 23 people met was totally burned.
A report shows that Australians have a good perception of Christians and are willing to have spiritual conversations, but also see Christianity as a bad influence in some areas.
According to a major survey, evangelicals are 37% of the population, Roman Catholics, 33%. 29% said they are unaffiliated believers and 1% identify as non-believers.
Matthias Boehning shares his impressions after attending the COP27 global climate conference in Egypt. He represented the World Evangelical Alliance.
After two years of war, with thousands killed and millions displaced, the Ethiopian authorities and native groups in Tigray have pledged to cease hostilities.
The regime claims that the premises are illegal and needed for mothers with over 3 children who do not have a home. The church has been there for 30 years.
Other 20 Iranians could face death sentences soon. Around 320 have died in clashes with the Iranian security. Christians support the prostests.
Four Christians women were arrested on charges of fraudulent conversion and remained in jail for over a month, but the threats and harassment continue.
The country concludes an electoral process that does not resolve popular polarisation, one of the main challenges that the new government will have to face.
The death of Mahsa Amini sparked protests across Iran. Christians inside and outside the country demand “an end to imposition and discriminatory laws”.
Many Christians arrested and charged for belonging to “illegal” groups.