Religion News

Abortion | Jul. 9 2020

Supreme Court delivers decisions favorable to religious liberty

The U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed in two 7-2 rulings July 8 that churches and religious organizations are free to make employment and health... [READ MORE]

International News | Jun. 30 2020

Amid rising Christian persecution, Turkey denies visa to pastor’s American wife

Amid rising Christian persecution, Turkey has denied a visa to a U.S. citizen and wife of a Protestant pastor there, reportedly in an attempt... [READ MORE]

Asia | Jun. 23 2020

Japan prayer effort continues despite Olympics postponement

By Margaret Colson The Alabama Baptist Known as the “land of the rising sun,” Japan is one of the most unreached countries in the world,... [READ MORE]

International News | May. 29 2020

Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity reopens to public

Bethlehem’s storied Church of the Nativity reopened to visitors on Tuesday (May 26), after a nearly three-month closure due to the coronavirus... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Apr. 28 2020

Ivey announces ‘safer-at-home’ guidelines for first phase of reopening state businesses, churches

By Carrie Brown McWhorter The Alabama Baptist Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said today (April 28) that Alabama will implement a “safer-at-home” plan... [READ MORE]

Breaking Stories | Apr. 3 2020

Alabama issues mandatory stay-at-home order effective April 4 at 5 pm

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued a mandatory stay-at-home order for the state of Alabama effective April 4, at 5 p.m. in a news conference held April... [READ MORE]

Africa | Aug. 30 2019

Christian mother in Somalia divorced, forced to leave children after Bible discovered

A 32-year-old mother of two in Somalia was forced to leave her home after her husband discovered a Bible in her possession. The woman, who secretly... [READ MORE]

Africa | Aug. 28 2019

More clergy members in Nigeria killed by Fulani herdsmen

Attacks in Nigeria have left more than 600 dead, some of them pastors and clergy members. Dozens of others have been kidnapped in the continued... [READ MORE]

Asia | Aug. 23 2019

Foreign Christians arrested on charges of ‘converting’ in Nepal

A Christian from South Korea arrested in Nepal on charges of “attempting to convert” was released Aug. 7. Cho Yusang, a 73-year-old evangelical... [READ MORE]

Africa | Jul. 30 2019

Widow in Uganda flees after receiving threats

A widow in central Uganda fled her home after receiving threats from local Muslim leaders when she arranged for a pastor to bury the body of... [READ MORE]