Religion News

United States | Jun. 20 2018

Letter urges immigration policy change

WASHINGTON — Several evangelical leaders sent a letter of concern to President Donald Trump on June 1 urging the administration to reconsider... [READ MORE]

United States | Jun. 20 2018

PCUSA membership decline continues

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) continued to lose members in 2017, extending a pattern that has persisted since the mid-1960s,... [READ MORE]

United States | Jun. 20 2018

Methodist gathering edits Apostles’ Creed

SAINT CLOUD, Minn. — The Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church (UMC) removed references to God as “Father” from the... [READ MORE]

United States | Jun. 20 2018

US moral values are ‘poor,’ survey says

WASHINGTON — Forty-nine percent of Americans say the state of moral values in the U.S. is “poor” — the highest percentage ever in Gallup’s... [READ MORE]

Africa | Jun. 17 2018

US urged to help curtail violence in Nigeria

WASHINGTON — The United States has a responsibility to act to curtail extremist violence in Nigeria, said religious freedom and human rights... [READ MORE]

Africa | Jun. 16 2018

Boko Haram sex, labor camp hostages rescued

BORNO, Nigeria — Nearly 150 children and adults enslaved by Boko Haram terrorists for sex and labor have been rescued from a remote camp in... [READ MORE]

United States | Jun. 13 2018

US Supreme Court sides with Colorado baker in same-sex wedding cake case

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Christian baker in Colorado who refused to design a cake for a couple’s same-sex wedding. The controversial... [READ MORE]

Asia | Jun. 11 2018

North Korean labor camps imprison thousands

PYONGYANG, North Korea — An estimated 80,000–120,000 political prisoners are being held in labor camps in North Korea, according to the U.S.... [READ MORE]

Africa | Jun. 10 2018

Pastor imprisoned for possessing Bibles

TIARET, Algeria — A case that began with police in Algeria stopping a Christian suspected of carrying Bibles in his car ended May 16 with a... [READ MORE]

Africa | Jun. 9 2018

Worship services halted on Zanzibar Island

NAIROBI, Kenya — Pastor Daniel Kwileba Kwiyeya was ordered to stop the church service he was leading on Tanzania’s semi-autonomous Zanzibar... [READ MORE]