Telling the story of Arkansas Baptists Since 1901

    Share this:

    Sri Lanka Christian massacre 'shocking in its cruelty'

    April 22, 2019

    World

    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.

    A fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris April 15 destroyed the building's spire and two-thirds of the roof. Screen capture from CBS News

    Share this:

    Notre Dame Cathedral fire spurs 'rightful mourning'

    April 16, 2019

    World

    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

    Share this:

    ERLC and others defend religious liberty at U.N.

    April 10, 2019

    World

    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
    Malaysian pastor Raymond Koh’s 2017 disappearance amid allegations he proselytized Muslims was the work of police, Malaysia’s human rights commission has alleged. Screengrab from KiniTV documentary.

    Share this:

    Malaysian pastor abducted by police, panel finds

    April 8, 2019

    World

    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

    Share this:

    Kazakhstan police raid third Baptist church this year

    April 4, 2019

    World

    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
    Police monitored and interrogated members of Beijing’s Shouwang Church March 23 at a local school. ChinaAid photo from Twitter.

    Share this:

    Fourth Chinese church raided

    March 28, 2019

    World

    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
    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 yesterday (March 26). Screen capture from C-Span via CNS News

    Share this:

    U.S. expands ban on overseas abortion funding

    March 27, 2019

    Nation | 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
    Sam Brownback, addressing NRB, said America "is in a unique spot to advocate for the persecuted around the world." NRB photo

    Share this:

    Christian media key to religious freedom

    March 27, 2019

    World

    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
    Early Rain Covenant Church, shown in prayer and worship on its Facebook page, is among unregistered churches the Chinese government is persecuting. Facebook photo

    Share this:

    China pastors, laymembers still jailed since December

    March 21, 2019

    World

    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.

    Pastor...

    Read More
    Fox News screenshot

    Share this:

    49 dead, 48 injured in Christchurch, New Zealand, mass shooting

    March 15, 2019

    World | 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