Religion News

Africa | Dec. 5 2018

Christian family ordered to return to Islam

GARSEN, Kenya — After a family in southeast Kenya put their faith in Christ recently, Muslims gave them one day to return to Islam or be killed,... [READ MORE]

Asia | Dec. 5 2018

Hindu mob attempts to burn pastor alive

SUNDARGARH, India — A Christian pastor was taking his 18-month-old baby to the hospital for emergency treatment in the state of Odisha, India,... [READ MORE]

Asia | Dec. 3 2018

Fear spreads in India following attacks

NEW DELHI — Attacks on Christians that began in the Jaunpur District of Uttar Pradesh in July have spiked and spread, instilling fear in congregations... [READ MORE]

Africa | Dec. 2 2018

Islamist terrorist ambush kills 7 Christians

CAIRO — Seven Coptic Christians, including six from the same family, were ambushed and killed Nov. 2 in an attack on their bus by Islamist... [READ MORE]

Asia | Dec. 1 2018

Tribal leaders join forces with extremists

DURULA, India — Five Christian convert families in eastern India were at a worship service in October when their homes were vandalized by tribal... [READ MORE]

Asia | Nov. 30 2018

Church in Nepal forced to close its doors

PALPA, Nepal — High-caste Hindus, Brahmins, who have been harassing a church in Nepal forced it to shut down in November and issued threats... [READ MORE]

Europe | Nov. 14 2018

Bishops call for more female voices in church

VATICAN CITY — A report approved Oct. 27 at the Catholic Church’s Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment... [READ MORE]

Canada | Nov. 14 2018

Thousands attend world religions gathering

TORONTO — With its theme of “The Promise of Inclusion, the Power of Love” and its focus on global understanding, the seventh Parliament... [READ MORE]

Africa | Nov. 14 2018

African Catholic Church ‘tax’ draws objections

KAMPALA, Uganda — Thousands of Catholics in one of the world’s poorest nations are objecting after the Church asked the government to collect... [READ MORE]

United States | Nov. 14 2018

Churches examine security after attacks

PITTSBURGH — The frequency of attacks on U.S. houses of worship has many “hardening” against the possibility of the arrival of a gun-toting... [READ MORE]