Religion News


United States | May. 22 2017

Groups against contraceptive mandate still in limbo

NEW ORLEANS — East Texas Baptist University (ETBU) in Marshall, Texas, and several other religious groups who challenged the Affordable Care... [READ MORE]

Middle East | May. 22 2017

Christian gets life in prison for blasphemy

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan — A Christian in Pakistan has been sentenced to life in prison for blasphemy. A trial court in Rawalpindi sentenced Zafar... [READ MORE]

Top Stories | May. 21 2017

Groups against contraceptive mandate still in limbo

NEW ORLEANS — East Texas Baptist University (ETBU) in Marshall, Texas, and several other religious groups who challenged the Affordable Care... [READ MORE]

Africa | May. 21 2017

Sudanese authorities demolish church building

SOBA AL ARADI, South Sudan — Khartoum state authorities in Sudan demolished a church building May 7 as Christians were preparing to worship,... [READ MORE]

Africa | May. 20 2017

Egyptian Sunni Muslim leader organizes call for peace

On the heels of two Palm Sunday church bombings that killed dozens of Christians in Egypt, Pope Francis visited Cairo to take part in a World... [READ MORE]

Top Stories | May. 20 2017

Global missions mapping resource closing down

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — A global mapping project that has been providing churches and missionaries with information for 33 years will... [READ MORE]

Top Stories | May. 20 2017

Investigators search televangelist’s headquarters

GRAPEVINE, Texas — Federal investigators searched the headquarters of televangelist Benny Hinn on April 26, according to news station WFAA,... [READ MORE]

Middle East | May. 18 2017

Pakistani leaders consider taming blasphemy laws

LAHORE, Pakistan — Gruesome violence against Muslims accused of blasphemy in Pakistan has reignited calls for amending blasphemy statutes commonly... [READ MORE]

Asia | May. 17 2017

North Korea detains American Christian man

North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen — a self-described Christian missionary — raising the number of Americans held there to four. Kim... [READ MORE]

Africa | May. 14 2017

Muslim extremists destroy pastor’s farm

NAIROBI, Kenya — A pastor in eastern Uganda is without his home, farm and church building after a band of nine Muslim extremists armed with... [READ MORE]

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