Religion News

Latest News | Feb. 8 2019

National Prayer Breakfast brings political, religious leaders together for annual event

President Donald Trump, Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.), Vice President Mike Pence and a host of other political leaders... [READ MORE]

Administration Issues | Feb. 8 2019

Churches continue to have questions about IRS’ ‘church parking tax’

An obscure provision in the 2017 tax overhaul bill continues to be of concern to churches and nonprofits who typically haven’t had to worry... [READ MORE]

Middle East | Jan. 31 2019

World Vision ousted from Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan, a predominantly Muslim country known for persecuting religious minorities, has expelled 18 aid organizations... [READ MORE]

Europe | Jan. 28 2019

Officials in Belarus continue to deny church registrations

MINSK, Belarus — The Pentecostal Your Will Be Done Church has felt unable to meet for worship for fear of punishment, as officials have rejected... [READ MORE]

Asia | Jan. 24 2019

Police arrest grandmother, three other Christians during worship

KEOVILAI, Laos — Police in Laos arrested a grandmother and three other Christians while they were worshipping, according to the advocacy group... [READ MORE]

Africa | Jan. 23 2019

Muslim attacks, harassment at Coptic church prompts closure

MANSHIYET ZAAFARNA, Egypt — Police evicted Coptic priests and shuttered the church building of Mar-Giris (St. George) after Islamist protests.... [READ MORE]

United States | Dec. 12 2018

ETS meeting includes 190 Baptist presenters

DENVER — Some 190 of 750 presentations at the Evangelical Theological Society’s (ETS) annual meeting were offered by scholars with ties to... [READ MORE]

United States | Dec. 12 2018

Christmas imagery complaints increase

WASHINGTON — A watchdog group who claims to advocate for religious freedom in the United States Armed Forces (USAF) says the organization is... [READ MORE]

United States | Dec. 12 2018

Sanctuary churches react to migrant’s arrest

DURHAM, N.C. — The Nov. 23 arrest of an undocumented lay minister from Mexico has the nation’s sanctuary churches doubling down on security... [READ MORE]

Middle East | Dec. 8 2018

Christian converts surveilled, arrested

MASHDAD, Iran — Two Christian converts from Islam planning to meet in a northern city of Iran were detained on the same day, part of what rights... [READ MORE]