Europe | Jun. 16 2016

Catholic Church looks at ordaining women deacons

VATICAN CITY — In an opening with historic significance, Pope Francis said he wants to study the possibility of ordaining women as deacons,... [READ MORE]

Africa | May. 12 2016

Report shows religious freedom deteriorating worldwide

Religious freedom remains under “serious and sustained assault” around the globe, according to a new annual report from the U.S. Commission... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Apr. 28 2016

British Baptists wrestle with same-sex ‘marriage’

DIDCOT, England — British Baptist leaders recently asked churches not to allow their buildings to be used for same-sex “marriage” ceremonies... [READ MORE]

Europe | Mar. 3 2016

Baptists, Methodists gather in Germany to discuss baptism, Christian initiation

For the third round of conversations between Baptists and Methodists, members from both Baptist World Alliance (BWA), including Alabama’s... [READ MORE]

Europe | Feb. 25 2016

Places of worship destroyed by authorities in France

CALAIS, France — Despite authorities promising to not destroy places of worship, a church and mosque were destroyed in a camp for migrants... [READ MORE]

Africa | Feb. 18 2016

Pope, Russia’s patriarch meet for first time

At a historic meeting Feb. 12, Pope Francis and Russia’s Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow signed a joint declaration on the issue of persecuted... [READ MORE]

Europe | Feb. 18 2016

Men, women pray together at Western Wall

Making the new prayer space at the Western Wall was meant to be “historic” and “revolutionary,” creating a permanent area where male... [READ MORE]

Europe | Feb. 4 2016

IMB missionaries minister to prostitutes in France

Taking a deep breath, I stepped into the darkened room located in a popular port town nestled along the French Riviera. The aroma of stale alcohol... [READ MORE]

Europe | Jan. 21 2016

Episcopal Church suspended for stance on gay ‘marriage’

The Anglican Communion voted Jan. 14 to censure its American branch, the Episcopal Church, during a meeting in Canterbury, England, called to... [READ MORE]

Europe | Jan. 21 2016

Heroes of the Faith: 2016 marks 400th anniversary of theologian Owen’s birth

John Owen (1616–1683) was the most prolific theologian of the 17th century. Charles Spurgeon, the 19th-century Baptist preacher, called him... [READ MORE]