Religion News

Africa | Sep. 29 2018

Boko Haram threatens to kill more hostages

DAPCHI, Nigeria — A schoolgirl abducted by Boko Haram urged the government to secure her release in an audio recording sent to local media... [READ MORE]

Africa | Sep. 23 2018

More churches being closed in Egypt

ESNA, Egypt — Authorities in Al-Zeneeqa village closed a church Sept. 5 that had been holding worship services at the site for 18 years. The... [READ MORE]

Top Stories | Sep. 21 2018

New DNA analysis surprises evolutionists

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A landmark study published in August appears to push back on evolutionists’ assumptions about human ancestry. DNA analysis... [READ MORE]

Asia | Sep. 19 2018

Large house church in China shut down

BEIJING — One of China’s largest underground churches said it would hold services outdoors after it was shut down for refusing to install... [READ MORE]

Europe | Sep. 19 2018

Franklin Graham to preach despite protests

BLACKPOOL, England — Franklin Graham will be preaching at the three-night Lancashire Festival of Hope on Sept. 21–23 at the Winter Gardens... [READ MORE]

Middle East | Sep. 16 2018

Christians sentenced to prison in Iran

BUSHEHR, Iran — An Iranian court has sentenced 12 Christians to one year in prison for holding worship meetings, evangelizing and inviting... [READ MORE]

Africa | Sep. 15 2018

Suicide bomb attack on church thwarted

CAIRO — An attempted suicide bombing Aug. 11 at a Christian church outside Cairo was foiled by Egyptian security forces, state media reported.... [READ MORE]

Africa | Sep. 14 2018

Pastor and family burned alive in attack

BARKIN LADI, Nigeria — A pastor and his family were burned alive Aug. 28 by gunmen suspected of being Fulani herdsmen. The Christian Post reported... [READ MORE]

Top Stories | Sep. 6 2018

Mormon leaders oppose marijuana bill

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — On Aug. 23, a general authority of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) expressed the organization’s... [READ MORE]

United States | Sep. 5 2018

Bob Smietana named RNS editor-in-chief

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Religion News Service (RNS), an independent news service on religion, spirituality and ethics, has appointed Bob Smietana as... [READ MORE]