Three Years Since Kidnapping, Parents of Missing Chibok Girls Continue to Pray and Long for Their Daughters’ Return
April 14 marked the third year since 276 school girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram. Since then, many girls have escaped or been rescued, yet 195 still remain missing.
Dozens were killed and more than 100 were injured in two separate bombing incidents that occurred in Coptic churches on Palm Sunday.
A site which is believed by some religious traditions to have contained the body of Jesus after his crucifixion has been repaired and restored after decades of disrepair, a restoration project team announced on Monday.
China has expelled numerous Korean missionaries in recent months, according to media reports. The Chinese government expelled 32 Korean missionaries from Yanji, South Korean media said.
Eight native staff members of Samaritan’s Purse were released from detention in South Sudan on Tuesday. The staff were reported to have been abducted by rebel forces on Monday in the Mayendit region, and some reports even mentioned that the kidnappers requested food as ransom.
For the second time, International Christian Concern (ICC) will be hosting its annual conference spotlighting a specific region in which Christians are facing severe persecution. This year’s conference, which is taking place from June 2 to 3 at Saddleback Church, will focus on North Korea.
More than 100 Coptic Christian families have fled their homes in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt due to rising levels of violence against the religious group in recent months, according to media reports.
Some 5 Million in South Sudan May Face Food Shortages Without Added Aid, According to Humanitarian Agencies
Humanitarian agencies are urging the international community to help provide food and resources in South Sudan, saying that as many as 5 million people will face extreme food shortages by the summer if agencies and governments do not act.
Archaeologists have discovered a cave which they believe once housed the Dead Sea scrolls, famous for containing the earliest copy of some of the Judeo-Christian texts, they announced on February 9.
The half-brother of Kim Jong-Un, the leader of the reclusive regime North Korea, died on Monday at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, according to Malaysian police officials.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Norway voted on Monday to allow same-sex couples to be married in church weddings.
The year 2016 marked the hottest temperatures on record for the third year in a row, according to analysts from two federal agencies on Wednesday.
Over 200 Million Christians Face Persecution, and North Korea Ranked as Most Oppressive for 15th Year
Among the 50 countries that were ranked to be most restrictive and oppressive towards Christians, North Korea was listed at the top of the list for the 15th year. The list of countries in which Christians face the most persecution was released by Open Doors on January 11, marking the 25th year that the persecution monitoring group has released the annual ‘World Watch List.’
As Sunday marked 1,000 days since over 200 Chibok school girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari expressed a commitment to continue efforts to rescue the remaining girls who are captive to the extremist group.
Large numbers of people are coming to believe in Jesus in the Middle East, according to a Christian radio station, despite the persecution and violence they are facing each day.