China Province to Offer Recreational Activities to Prevent Children from Attending Church, According to Activist Group
Chinese officials Zhejiang province are trying to prevent Christian children from attending Sunday services and schools by building cultural centers to hold recreational activities for children at weekends, according to a report by Christian Today.
Over 170,000 Attend Gospel Event at Franklin Graham's 'Love Joy Peace Festival' in Myanmar, Thousands Make Decisions for Christ
About 170,000 people attended the three-day Gospel event ‘Love Joy Peace Festival’ and heard Pastor Franklin Graham preach at the Myanmar Convention Center in Yangon between November 18 and 20.
Vietnam passed a new Law on Belief and Religion last week which may curtail freedom of religion in the country, according to media reports.
Over 10,000 Indonesians rallied on the streets of Jakarta last week to call on their countrymen to unite in support of the Christian Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama, who is under investigation for his comments on Quran. He was interrogated for nine hours by the police, and has officially been charged as a suspect in blasphemy case.
Taiwanese government is set to pass a bill legalizing gay marriage, which is being opposed by many residents of the capital city Taipei.
A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck northeastern Japan on Tuesday morning at about 6 am local time (GMT 9 pm Monday), which triggered a minor tsunami wave.
Christianity in Indonesia is on the rise in the face of persecution by the radicals and the state, the World Watch Monitor reported.
World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that Zika is no longer an international emergency. The WHO Emergency Committee however said that it may still represent "a highly significant and a long-term problem".
The Christian governor of the capital of Indonesia has been named as a suspect in a blasphemy investigation regarding comments he made about the Quran.
Iran’s house church movement is on the rise despite ongoing persecution of Christians, according to various media reports.
Most victims of religious persecution in North Korea do not survive, according to a recent report.
Opposition MPs in France have prepared a draft resolution to impeach President Francois Hollande, according to media reports.
An Irish Christian bakery, fined for refusing to bake a cake with engraved message supporting gay marriage, has decided to appeal in UK Supreme court and European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg.
Blasphemy Charges Against Two Christian Families in Pakistan Dropped After Prominent Religious Leaders Intervene
Two blasphemy charges against Pakistani Christians were dropped last month, the World Watch Monitor reported.
Irish Christian Bakers Lose Appeal Against Discrimination Charges Over Cake with Gay Marriage Slogan
Irish Christian bakers lost their appeal in court challenging conviction of discrimination against a gay man by declining an offer to bake a cake with a slogan supporting gay marriage.