Religion News

Asia | Dec. 11 2017

Officials replace religious images in China

HUANGJINBU, China — In China’s Jiangxi province, officials are removing religious images and replacing them with portraits of Xi Jinping,... [READ MORE]

Australia | Dec. 10 2017

Australia votes to legalize same-sex ‘marriage’

CANBERRA, Australia — More than 60 percent of Australians voted in favor of legalizing same-sex “marriage,” according to results from a... [READ MORE]

Asia | Dec. 10 2017

At least 25 Christians killed in Philippines

MARAWI, Philippines — Muslim militants reportedly targeted Christians during a six-month-long conflict on the Philippine island of Mindanao,... [READ MORE]

Latest News | Dec. 8 2017

US abortion rates at historic low, according to CDC

ATLANTA — The CDC reports that the number of abortions performed in the U.S. remains at historic lows. An analysis of data reported by 49 reporting... [READ MORE]

Latest News | Dec. 7 2017

UMC brings ‘True Meaning of Christmas Tour’ to 21 cities

HUNTSVILLE — The United Methodist Church (UMC) hopes to promote the spiritual side of Christmas with “The True Meaning of Christmas Tour,”... [READ MORE]

Africa | Dec. 4 2017

Muslims ambush, kill 9 Christians in Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria — Nine Christians were ambushed and killed by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in north-central Nigeria on Nov. 9, sources said. The victims,... [READ MORE]

Asia | Dec. 4 2017

Churches ordered to stop holding worship

CHENNAI, India — Officials and police in India’s Tamil Nadu state have ordered 10 churches to discontinue worship services, sources said.... [READ MORE]

Top Stories | Dec. 3 2017

Museum offers 3-D tour of ‘tomb of Christ’

WASHINGTON — You can now tour the “tomb of Christ” located at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem without ever leaving the U.S.,... [READ MORE]

Europe | Dec. 3 2017

Relations with US not priority for Russians

WASHINGTON — Only 29 percent of Russians say it is important for Russia and the U.S. to have good relations, according to a Nov. 10 Gallup... [READ MORE]

Asia | Dec. 3 2017

Pastor beaten after leading families to Christ

HYDERABAD, India — Weeks after a pastor led five families to faith in Christ in southern India, masked men on motorbikes intercepted him and... [READ MORE]