April 22, 2019World
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Easter bombings in Sri Lanka that targeted Christians and killed at least 290 people have prompted calls to prayer by Southern Baptists who work to take the gospel to South Asian people groups.
April 16, 2019World
PARIS – A fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris – lamented in media reports as the marring of a historic French symbol – has deep theological significance some observers may have missed, say evangelical scholars of culture and art.
"Notre Dame is...Read More
April 10, 2019World
WASHINGTON – The Southern Baptist Convention's religious freedom entity and other advocacy organizations have expressed concern to the United Nations regarding the Malaysian government's continued refusal to protect the right of all citizens to...Read More
April 8, 2019World
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – A kidnapped Malaysian pastor was abducted by police for allegedly proselytizing Muslims, Malaysia's human rights commission has concluded following a two-year investigation.
The family of 63-year-old Raymond Koh – who was...Read More
April 4, 2019World
TARAZ, Kazakhstan – A police raid on a Baptist worship service in Kazakhstan is the latest reported incident in a long string of religious liberty violations in the Central Asian country.
The raid, in early March, brought the total to three Baptist...Read More
March 28, 2019World
BEIJING – Beijing's Shouwang Church has become the fourth major underground church raided by authorities in China during the past seven months. The raids have led some to speculate the Chinese government may be preparing for a broader crackdown...Read More
March 27, 2019Nation | World
WASHINGTON – The U.S. will strengthen and expand a policy withholding federal funds from overseas groups that offer or promote abortions, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said March 26.
Called the Mexico City Policy, it was crafted during the Reagan...Read More
March 27, 2019World
ANAHEIM, Calif. – Christian communicators play a key role in combatting persecution in foreign countries and defending religious freedom in the United States, speakers said in a public policy session March 26 during the National Religious...Read More
March 21, 2019World
CHENGDU, China – The pastor and 10 members of a prominent church in China remain jailed three months after the government invaded their worship and arrested 100 of them because of their Christianity, the church said March 20 on Facebook.
March 15, 2019World | Featured
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand – Forty-nine people have been confirmed dead and 48 injured following orchestrated mass shootings at two Christchurch, New Zealand, mosques March 15.
Four individuals, three men and one woman, were initially arrested as...Read More