Samoa Church At Odds with Govt Over Tax

A church body in Samoa rejected the government's new law that requires church ministers to pay income tax. The Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (CCCS) is the governing body in...

North Korean Christians Want More from Peace Talks

The world had high hopes for a peaceful future when the historic Inter-Korean Summit happened on April 27, 2018. North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and South Korea’s President...

7,000 Christians Displaced in Myanmar as Violence Escalates

As violence worsens in Myanmar, almost 7,000 people from Christian minority group Kachin were forced to leave their homes since fighting between the army and a rebel group started...

Thousands of Christians Join Generosity Challenge

Thousands of Christians from all over the world heeded a charity's generosity challenge during Lent. UK Christian charity Stewardship reported that more than 100,000 people in 172 countries joined its...

Chinese Police Confiscates Over 1,000 Bibles

In another crackdown on Christianity, police in China has confiscated more than 1,100 "illegal" religious materials. According to The Daily Express, police authorities raided five house churches in Shandong province...

Church of Ireland Launches Devotional App

The Church of Ireland launched on May 10, 2018 a new app that makes prayer books accessible to more people. The Daily Worship App contains Bible passages, prayers, canticles and...

India Bible School Shut Down by Hindu Nationalists

A vacation Bible school in India was forced to suspend its operations on May 1, 2018 after it received threats from suspected Hindu nationalists. Victory and Light Prayer House in...

UK Allows Christians to Wear Religious Symbols in the Workplace

A new official guideline in the U.K. allows Christians to wear religious symbols such as crucifixes in the workplace. U.K. Equalities Minister Victoria Atkins explained that believers should be free...

Christians Outraged at Indonesian Family’s Church Suicide Bombings

Christians condemned the multiple suicide bombings that targeted three churches and other buildings in Surabaya, Indonesia’s second largest city. Christian leaders called for unity after a coordinated attack left...

Bavaria to Display Crosses in all Govt Buildings

The German state of Bavaria ordered that Christian crosses must be mounted on all government buildings. Regional prime minister Markus Söder announced the directive, saying "The cross is a fundamental...