Norway’s Lutheran Church voted to allow gay and lesbian couple to get married, and became one of the many mainline churches across the world to approve same-sex unions.
A huge fire erupted at a Hindu temple in Indian state of Kerala, which killed about 100 people and injured 380 others. The devotees had gathered to witness a display of fireworks on the occasion of a local new year.
Nigeria Opens Rehabilitation Camps for Repentant Boko Haram Members to Give Them Life Skills for Reintegration into Society
Nigeria’s military has opened a rehabilitation camp for Boko Haram fighters who have surrendered and are repentant, a statement from Nigerian Defense Headquarters (NDH) said.
Malaysian Christian Lawyer Loses Appeal to Practice in Sharia Courts Despite Extensive Education in Islamic Law
Christian lawyer Victoria Martin lost her appeal to be able to represent clients in sharia (Islamic law) courts, the Morning Star News reported.
Christian student, Felix Ngole, who was expelled from the University of Sheffield for quoting the Bible on a Facebook post has lost his appeal for reinstatement.
Fulani Herders Slaughter 500 Civilians and Burn Down Schools, Health Centers, Houses of Worship in Northern Nigeria
Fulani herders raid more than 10 villages in northern Nigeria, killing at least 500 innocent civilians.
Nepal has dismissed Christmas as a national holiday from public calendar because of a “need to control the rising number of public holidays.” Christians in Nepal have protested the decision, and called upon the government to restore the festival.
Egyptian Coptic Christian Finally Proved Innocent of False Charges of Blasphemy After Spending 3 Years in Jail
An Egyptian Coptic Christian has finally been acquitted from blasphemy charges, after spending three years in jail on false accusations, the World Watch Monitor reported.
The new liberal Canadian government is unwilling to fund the office of religious freedom, and allowed it to close by the end of last month.
Pastor Gu Yuese of China's Largest Megachurch with 10,000 Members Released from Detention After 3 Months
A pastor from China’s largest megachurch Chongyi was released after spending three months in “black jail,” which falls outside the country’s penal system. But, he still remains under the “residential surveillance.”
Massive Leaks of Offshore Financial Transactions Expose Global Network of Illegal Transactions and Crime
Over 11 million documents were leaked from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca disclosing hidden financial dealings of over 214,000 entities in about 200 countries and territories.
Syrian Christian town of al-Qaryatain has been taken back from Islamic State, following a few days of intense battle between the militant nation and the Syrian troops aided by Russian airstrikes.
A congressional committee asked President Barack Obama to confront Chinese President Xi Jinping on the worsening human rights situation, including imprisonment of Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo, during his US visit last week.
A Malaysian man who had been trying for years to formally convert from Islam to Christianity has finally been allowed to officially be registered as a Christian.
Bangladesh High Court rejected the petition seeking to drop Islam as the nation’s official religion in favor of a formal secular status.