Religion News


Africa | Jan. 6 2000

Group buys slaves, sets free

A controversial Christian human rights group based in Switzerland said it had bought the freedom of 5,514 slaves in Sudan during a secret mission.... [READ MORE]

Africa | Jan. 1 2000

Muslim extremists torch churches on Zanzibar island

FUONI, Tanzania — Muslim extremists burned down a church building on Zanzibar island off the coast of Tanzania on July 30, church leaders... [READ MORE]

Europe | Jan. 1 2000

BWA joins Serbian Baptists in appeal for religious freedom

Denton Lotz, general secretary of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA), joined with Serbian Baptist leaders Jan. 21 to appeal for religious freedom... [READ MORE]

Africa | Jan. 1 2000

Baptists among displaced in Congo conflict

GOMA, Congo — Heavy fighting in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo has displaced hundreds of thousands of people, including... [READ MORE]

Human Rights/Freedom | Jan. 1 2000

‘Awareness’ effort launched in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The National Council of Evangelical Christians (CNCE) has recently launched an “awareness campaign”... [READ MORE]

United States | Jan. 1 2000

World Trade Center steel beam cross now a memorial

The Cross has been saved. The cross, that is, of steel beams uncovered as workers in New York, cleared away debris at the World Trade Center.... [READ MORE]

Bible Studies | Jan. 1 2000

NAMB lauches Go magazine for students

“Go!” The one-word summation of the Great Commission is also the name of the North American Mission Board’s newest magazine,... [READ MORE]

Europe | Jan. 1 2000

Pastors in Iran Could Face Death Penalty

ISTANBUL,TURKEY — Three pastors in Iran are facing charges that could lead to the death penalty for activities in the house-church movement... [READ MORE]

Asia | Jan. 1 2000

Baptist missionary reaches out to Moscow’s Jews

Luba is middle-aged, divorced and disabled. She has an adult daughter but no one to talk to. She struggles with loneliness and isolation. Katya... [READ MORE]

Top Stories | Aug. 28 0119

Fla. ministry called No. 1 ‘hate group’ in state

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A well-respected Florida ministry is suing after finding its name on a CNN map of “all the active hate groups where... [READ MORE]

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