International News

Africa | Jun. 2 2016

Publicity surrounding Chibok girl’s escape questioned

The escape of a Chibok schoolgirl from Boko Haram is being exploited by the Nigerian government as an accomplishment in efforts to recover more... [READ MORE]

Africa | Jun. 2 2016

Legislation would criminalize street evangelism

KADUNA, Nigeria — Street evangelists would be fined and “offensive” preaching at church services would send pastors to jail for up to two... [READ MORE]

International News | Jun. 2 2016

Suicide bombing kills 70 Christians, children in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan — A mass suicide attack in Lahore, Pakistan, claimed the lives of at least 70 Christians and children on Easter by the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar... [READ MORE]

Asia | May. 26 2016

Christians in India beaten by Hindu extremists

TEWARDIH, India — Police in India initially declined to take action after Hindu extremists tortured one Christian and severely beat another,... [READ MORE]

International News | May. 26 2016

Church leader in Sudan released after months in jail

KHARTOUM, Sudan — Sudan recently released 1 of 2 church leaders jailed since December 2015, sources said. Telahoon Nogose Kassa, head of discipleship... [READ MORE]

International News | May. 26 2016

Kazakh Baptist imprisoned, fined for sharing faith

ASTANA, Kazakhstan — Baptist prisoner of conscience Roman Dimmel spent three days in prison in Kazakhstan’s Karaganda Region in early May... [READ MORE]

Alabama Baptist Entities | May. 23 2016

New Obama directive could cause more children to struggle with gender dysphoria

Alabama and at least four other states have indicated they’ll say “no” to the May 13 transgender bathroom directive issued... [READ MORE]

Children | May. 19 2016

Commercial child exploitation on the rise globally, according to recent study

Although widely viewed as a developing world issue, child prostitution and trafficking of children for sexual purposes in travel and tourism... [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]

International News | May. 5 2016

Islam remains Bangladesh’s religion as court rejects petition

The 28-year-long petition to remove the recognition of Islam as Bangladesh’s official religion came to a halt March 28 when the country’s... [READ MORE]