The family of Reverend Hyeon Soo Lim, a Korean Canadian pastor who is detained in North Korea, expressed urgent concern regarding his health and detainment following the recent death of American student Otto Warmbier.
The response from the international community after the death of Otto Warmbier, the 22-year-old who had returned from his detention in North Korea in a coma, has been a mixture of emotions, among them condemnation, sympathy, and concern for the current detainees and for future travel into the reclusive country.
Tim Farron, Leader of UK's Liberal Democratic Party, Announces Resignation, Citing Conflicts with His Christian Faith
Leader of the United Kingdom’s Liberal Democratic Party, Tim Farron, announced on June 14 that he would be resigning, citing conflicts that he faced between being a political leader and a Christian.
The Scottish Episcopal Church voted on June 8 to remove language in its canon which defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman and opening up marriage within the denomination to same-sex couples, making it the first mainstream denomination in the UK to do so.
Violence Wrought by ISIS-Linked Militants in Philippines Leads to Death and Abduction of Christians, Reports Say
More than 170 have been killed, including Christians, in attacks carried out by extremist militants that have allied themselves with the Islamic State (IS) in a majority-Muslim island in the Philippines, since May 23, according to reports.
At least 28 Coptic Christians and dozens more were injured when multiple gunmen attacked them on their way to a monastery on Friday. According to reports, eight to 10 gunmen stopped the bus in which the Coptic Christians were traveling, and forced the passengers to recite the ‘shahada,’ a declaration of the Islamic faith.
Two Christians, including one pastor, who were imprisoned in Sudan since 2015 have been released by a presidential pardon on Thursday.
Basuki “Ahok” Purnama, the incumbent Christian and ethnic Chinese governor of Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, was found guilty of committing blasphemy by an Indonesian Court on Tuesday, May 9, raising concerns about religious freedom in the country.
The extremist group Boko Haram has released 82 school girls who have been captive for more than three years, Nigerian officials said on Saturday.
Just over two weeks after Korean American Tony Kim was detained in North Korea, the Kim regime has detained yet another Korean American, named Kim Hak-Song.
For the first time, Russia has been included in a list of countries noted for the most severe persecution against religious minorities compiled by a religious freedom commission in the U.S.
As the 14th annual North Korea Freedom Week has been taking place in Washington, D.C., a ‘World Congress of North Korean Defectors’ convened at the National Press Club on April 27, from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, during which speakers agreed that consistently inputting information into North Korea is the most effective path toward freedom in North Korea and a peaceful reunification in the Korean peninsula.
The first Christian governor of the Indonesian capital Jakarta conceded his loss to re-election after a majority of the votes were counted on April 19, which showed he was at least 10 percentage points behind his rival.
A Korean American professor has been arrested and detained in North Korea, the Swedish Embassy in the reclusive country confirmed on Sunday.
Russia has effectively banned Jehovah’s Witnesses in the country after a Supreme Court ruling was issued deeming the religious group as “extremist.”