Latin America

Latin America | Feb. 11 2017

Mexico Christian jailed for refusing to deny faith

RANCHERIA EL ENCANTO, Mexico — A Christian in Mexico’s Chiapas State was summarily jailed for three days the evening of Jan. 7 for refusing... [READ MORE]

Africa | Feb. 18 2016

Pope, Russia’s patriarch meet for first time

At a historic meeting Feb. 12, Pope Francis and Russia’s Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow signed a joint declaration on the issue of persecuted... [READ MORE]

Latin America | Feb. 4 2016

From Catholic to Protestant, Latin America sees change

Latin America remains a mostly Catholic region and culture but its overall numbers have taken a huge dive during the past four decades or so,... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Oct. 8 2015

Brazil, Peru break ties with PCUSA over gay ‘marriage’

Louisville, Kentucky — In another example of Christian discord over gay inclusion, Presbyterian churches in Brazil and Peru have ended... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Oct. 1 2015

Argentinian court fights religious persecution following years of inaction

After years of inaction, federal prosecutors in Argentina are pursuing criminal charges against perpetrators of religious persecution against... [READ MORE]

International News | Apr. 2 2015

Southern Baptists ship more than 83,000 Bibles to Cuba

Three 40-foot containers packed with 83,723 Spanish-language Bibles to be distributed among Baptist churches in both western and eastern Cuba... [READ MORE]

International News | Sep. 4 2014

Evangelical Christians fight for religious freedom

COCHABAMBA, Bolivia — Evangelical Christians have begun their battle against new measures that could result in the dissolution of Protestant... [READ MORE]

Africa | Jul. 31 2014

Religious violence declines wherever religious liberty ‘has been preached and practiced’

Rising death tolls in Iraq and Syria, where Muslim extremists are killing in the name of their faith, represent a stark contrast to the relative... [READ MORE]

International News | Jul. 3 2014

Alabama students use soccer symbol as witnessing tool at World Cup

Sixty-four soccer matches contested by 736 players on 32 teams in 12 cities. Without argument, the month-long 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil is... [READ MORE]

Africa | Jun. 12 2014

Refugee family finds solace during time of grief

Farzam fled Afghanistan with his wife and two adult sons, looking for safety and peace. They stopped in a European country hoping for temporary... [READ MORE]