Death and Dying

Death and Dying | Nov. 6 2014

Bolivian pastor narrowly escapes assassination attempt

  On the evening of Oct. 21, an unidentified gunman pumped multiple rounds from a handgun into the passing car of Marcelo Nieva in an apparent... [READ MORE]

Africa | Nov. 6 2014

ABC-USA helping Liberian Baptists with Ebola crisis

KING OF PRUSSIA, Penn. — The American Baptist Churches (ABC) USA has approved an emergency grant of $120,000 to provide food and medical... [READ MORE]

Death and Dying | Nov. 5 2014

Christian couple beaten, burned for ‘blasphemy’ in Pakistan

After being accused of desecrating the Quran, a Pakistani Christian couple and their unborn child were beaten by an Islamist mob and thrown into... [READ MORE]

Death and Dying | Nov. 3 2014

Right-to-die advocate, cancer patient Maynard ends own life

Terminally ill cancer patient and right-to-die advocate Brittany Maynard ended her own life Nov. 1 at her Portland, Ore. home, taking a lethal... [READ MORE]

Death and Dying | Oct. 30 2014

Pakistani Christian mother faces death sentence

LAHORE, Pakistan — In spite of protests within Pakistan and abroad against the country’s blasphemy laws, the Lahore High Court upheld... [READ MORE]

Africa | Oct. 30 2014

Sudanese Air Force bombs churches, villages

JUBA, South Sudan — The Sudanese Air Force dropped four bombs on an Episcopal Church of Sudan (ECS) complex in the Nuba Mountains of South... [READ MORE]

Death and Dying | Oct. 30 2014

Kazakhstan faces UN Human Rights Committee review

ASTANA, Kazakhstan — The human rights record of Kazakhstan faced reviews by the United Nations Human Rights Committee on Oct. 30 in Geneva,... [READ MORE]

Death and Dying | Oct. 30 2014

Church leaders in Iran arrested, imprisoned

ZABOL, Iran — House-church leader Behnam Irani has been sentenced, along with two other Christian leaders, to six years in prison for their... [READ MORE]

Africa | Oct. 30 2014

Christian worship services attacked — 31 killed

As reports of kidnappings, killings and persecution of Christians in Nigeria continue to build, some Nigerian leaders see the work of Muslim... [READ MORE]

Africa | Oct. 30 2014

Southern Baptist representatives to Senegal respond to Ebola fear in US

When members of an Alabama Baptist church shook hands and hugged the two Southern Baptist representatives during a recent Wednesday evening,... [READ MORE]