Church of Sweden to Use Gender-neutral Terms for God

The Church of Sweden decided in November, 2017 to drop the terms "He" and "Lord" to refer to God when conducting services.

Poland to Ban Sunday Shopping

Polish lawmakers have approved a bill that would eventually end Sunday shopping by 2020. The idea was initiated by trade unions to allow workers have a day to spend...

Algerian Church Closed Down for Illegally Printing Bibles

Local authorities shut down a church in Algeria on November 9, 2017 after accusing the church of printing religious publications illegally, reports World Watch Monitor.

Bakery Chain Faces Boycott Over Sausage Roll Nativity

Several groups condemned Greggs, a bakery chain giant in the UK, for releasing an advent calendar showing a half-eaten sausage roll in the Nativity scene. In the $31 calendar, Greggs...

Chinese Christians Urged to Replace Jesus Images with Xi Jinping

In another move to persecute Christians in China, the government has ordered residents of a poverty-stricken village in southeast China to remove posters of Jesus from their walls and put up portraits of President Xi Jinping instead.

Key to Progress is in the Church—Nigerian VP

An ecumenical center was formally opened in Yenagoa, Nigeria on October 31, 2017. The 10,000-capacity center was built by the Bayelsa State government and the inauguration was organized by Nigerian pastors, reports Information Nigeria.

London Churches Retract Policy Following Row with Musicians

The Diocese of London has launched on November 1, 2017 a website to cater to musicians looking for church facilities for hire in the city.

Most Brits Value Six out of the Ten Commandments

According to a latest poll, most British declared that only six out of the Ten Commandments are "important principles to live by".

Christians in Indonesia Demand the Right to Worship

A Christian congregation in Indonesia is demanding the local government to honor its right to worship in its church.

Nestlé Slammed for Removing Christian Cross in its Packaging

Nestlé is next to follow a trend in European food companies that removed Christian symbols from its product packaging.