Religion News

Africa | Nov. 7 2018

Muslim extremists kill 2 Christian teachers

NAIROBI, Kenya — Islamic extremists suspected to be Al Shabaab militants killed two Christians on Oct. 10 in northern Kenya. More than 20 suspected... [READ MORE]

Africa | Nov. 7 2018

Sudan authorities torture, release Christians

DARFUR, Sudan — After torturing them and threatening to charge them with serious crimes, authorities in Sudan have released 13 Christians arrested... [READ MORE]

Asia | Nov. 7 2018

Christians forced to vow to limit faith

MANDALAY, Myanmar — Hundreds of minority Christians in Myanmar say they were forced to sign statements vowing to limit their faith and not... [READ MORE]

Africa | Nov. 7 2018

Dozens killed in attack on Nigerian market

JOS, Nigeria — Muslims attacked a market in Kaduna State in north-central Nigeria on Oct. 18, killing dozens of Christians and burning a church... [READ MORE]

United States | Oct. 31 2018

Atlanta agrees to settle with former fire chief

ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta has agreed to pay a former fire chief $1.2 million to settle a lawsuit alleging religious discrimination. The... [READ MORE]

United States | Oct. 31 2018

Dead Sea Scroll fragments removed

WASHINGTON — The Museum of the Bible has removed five artifacts found to be forgeries rather than authentic fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls.... [READ MORE]

Africa | Oct. 29 2018

Terrorists vow to hold Sharibu a ‘slave for life’

DAPCHI, Nigeria — A terrorist group holding Christian schoolgirl Leah Sharibu hostage has vowed to keep her as a “slave for life.” The... [READ MORE]

Middle East | Oct. 27 2018

Bethlehem mayor criticizes Netanyahu

BETHLEHEM — In an opinion piece published Oct. 15 in Israel’s Haaretz newspaper, Bethlehem Mayor Anton Salman suggested Israeli Prime Minister... [READ MORE]

Europe | Oct. 24 2018

Christian bakers win UK ‘gay’ cake case

LONDON — In a case very similar to one in the United States, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has ruled in favor of a Northern Ireland... [READ MORE]

Europe | Oct. 24 2018

More Catholic bishops defrocked for abuse

VATICAN CITY — On Oct. 13, Pope Francis defrocked two more Chilean clergy accused of sexually abusing minors and signaled more openness concerning... [READ MORE]