Religion News


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]

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]