Religion News

United States | Aug. 15 2018

Willow Creek Church pastors, elders resign

CHICAGO — Both lead pastors and the entire board of elders of Willow Creek Community Church have resigned following new allegations of sexual... [READ MORE]

United States | Aug. 15 2018

Retiree chooses ministry to reach the lost

WINGO, Ky. — At a stage in life when most people are settling into retirement, 66-year-old Forrest Ivy is launching a new career as a Kentucky... [READ MORE]

United States | Aug. 8 2018

Christians sue to continue home groups

PITTSBURGH — A Christian couple in Pennsylvania has filed a lawsuit after being ordered by government officials to stop using their private... [READ MORE]

United States | Aug. 8 2018

Oklahoma legalizes medical marijuana

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma has adopted what some call the nation’s most permissive medical marijuana law, leaving some evangelicals concerned... [READ MORE]

United States | Aug. 8 2018

Most faith groups say US is on wrong track

WASHINGTON — A new poll conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and The Atlantic shows white evangelical Christians are... [READ MORE]

Asia | Aug. 8 2018

Christians harassed with false charges

NEW DELHI — Three evangelists in India have been accused of fraudulent conversion though no formal charges have been filed. Church leaders... [READ MORE]

Asia | Aug. 8 2018

Pastor in hiding after extremist attacks

RAIKASHIPUR, India — Brandishing hockey sticks and a gun that was fired on house-church grounds, masked Hindu extremists assaulted Christians... [READ MORE]

Middle East | Aug. 8 2018

Christians in Iran seized from their homes

TEHRAN, Iran — Three Christians and a pastor were arrested in an attempt to intimidate the Christian community in Iran, according to advocacy... [READ MORE]

Africa | Aug. 5 2018

Authorities in Algeria close churches

RIKI, Algeria — A worship building was closed in Bejaia Province on July 11, the seventh closure in Algeria since November. The church of about... [READ MORE]

Africa | Aug. 4 2018

Sudan returns closed church building

KHARTOUM, Sudan — Authorities have handed back a church building they had padlocked four years ago, according to Christian leaders in Khartoum.... [READ MORE]