Religion News

Top Stories | Jan. 18 2018

Mississippi ‘religious liberty’ bill allowed to stand

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court refused Jan. 8 to hear a challenge to a Mississippi law that would allow government workers and businesses... [READ MORE]

Asia | Jan. 10 2018

Indian seminarians detained for caroling

SATNA, India — A group of 32 Catholic seminary carolers in the Satna district of Madhya Pradesh were detained Dec. 14, 2017, following allegations... [READ MORE]

Africa | Jan. 10 2018

Sudanese officials evict pastors, take property

OMDURMAN, South Sudan — An Islamist judge in Sudan upheld the eviction of two pastors from their church-owned homes while 60 other Christians... [READ MORE]

United States | Jan. 10 2018

Ohio passes Down syndrome abortion ban

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Pro-life advocates are celebrating Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s enacting into law a ban on the abortion of fetuses diagnosed... [READ MORE]

United States | Jan. 10 2018

Housing allowance order likely to be appealed

DALLAS — A federal district court judge in Wisconsin, as expected, has entered a final order declaring the minister’s housing allowance unconstitutional.... [READ MORE]

United States | Jan. 10 2018

LGBT people may be denied Catholic funerals

MADISON, Wis. — Priests in Madison, Wisconsin, are permitted to deny LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people Catholic funerals,... [READ MORE]

Asia | Jan. 7 2018

Christians beaten, falsely charged, jailed

NEW DELHI, India — Seven Christians in India have been booked on charges of hurting religious feelings after Hindu extremists savagely beat... [READ MORE]

Africa | Jan. 5 2018

Christian persecution remains high in Sudan

KHARTOUM, Sudan — A depleting pool of clergy has not stopped Christian work in Sudan. A local pastor identified only as James told Mission... [READ MORE]

Asia | Jan. 4 2018

Hindu extremists beat pastors in India

HYDERABAD, India — Berating and slapping two pastors into signing an apology letter before police, a mob of about 70 Hindu extremists stopped... [READ MORE]

Africa | Dec. 23 2017

British aid worker shot dead in Nigeria

ENEKOROGHA, Nigeria — British charity worker Ian Squire was killed moments after singing “Amazing Grace” to his fellow captives, sources... [READ MORE]