International News

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]

Human Rights/Freedom | Jun. 16 2016

World Refugee Day urges awareness, solidarity

The refugee crisis, described as the worst since World War II, has resulted in more than 4.8 million Syrians being registered as refugees by... [READ MORE]

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]

International News | Jun. 2 2016

Christians given ultimatum by Islamist leader

PUNJAB, Pakistan — Muslims in Pakistan have told 300 impoverished villagers they must either produce a Christian accused of blasphemy, leave... [READ MORE]

International News | Jun. 2 2016

Missionary slain in Jamaica was Iowa So. Baptist

KINGSTON, Jamaica — An Iowa Southern Baptist was among two American missionaries killed in Jamaica on April 30 in what appeared to be a violent... [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]