What began with an email requesting medical and dental help has grown into a regular effort by a group of friends from multiple churches to serve the Yazidi refugee population in northern Iraq.
Amid the instability and violence that have occurred in the region over the course of more than ten years, eight churches in Baghdad have closed their doors for good, according to a human rights organization focusing on persecuted Christians.
Seven Christians were killed in Kenya earlier this month by militants from the extremist group al-Shabaab, according to a persecution watchdog group’s report on Monday.
While for many years, human rights advocates and defectors from North Korea have decried a lack of concrete data on the abuses perpetrated by the regime, a recent report published on July 19 presented some findings that the group hopes will help further efforts to keep the North Korean government accountable.
Hundreds gathered in Toronto in late June for one of the largest prayer meetings held on behalf of Reverend Hyeon Soo Lim, the Korean Canadian pastor who is currently detained in North Korea.
While the Iraqi government celebrated as its Prime Minister officially declared victory over ISIS in Mosul on Monday, many humanitarian groups expressed concern that much still remains to be done in addressing the war crimes and displacement that occurred.
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.