Japan’s Oldest Church May Become a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Japan's oldest church which was built to commemorate the 26 martyred Christians crucified in 1597 has been nominated as a World Heritage Site. Christiantoday.com reports that the Oura church in...

UK Churches Given £2.4m Security Fund

Mirror UK reports that the UK government will release £2.4m funding to beef up security in mosques, churches and other religious buildings following the killing of a priest in France and a new...

Israel – Where Christians Live in Peace

CBN News reports that Israel is the only safe haven and beacon of hope in the Middle East amid genocide and Islamic persecution against Christians. During the 11th annual Christians...

UK Church Tourism Week

The United Kingdom celebrates its first Church Tourism Week on July 22-31, 2016. The Churches Conservation Trust organized this week-long program to promote and celebrate England's historic churches. "England’s treasured...

Nepal Christians on Trial for Proselytizing

Eight Christian counselors in Nepal will go on trial for proselytizing -- which is against the country's new constitution, Christian Today reports. This trial is the first religious freedom...

Christians in Turkey on Edge after Failed Coup

Baptist Press reports that the future is dim for Christians in Turkey following the failed military coup. Since the coup attempt on July 15, an estimated 50,000-60,000 people have...

Bangladesh Muslims Convert to Christianity

According to The Christian Post, thousands of Muslims in Bangladesh are converting to Christianity, despite persecution against Christians in the country. Bangladesh has a population of 165 million and nearly...

Israel’s Christian Schools Get Overdue Grant

Cash-strapped Christian schools in Israel will be able to access a large government draft that is months overdue, reports The Times of Israel. The country's 47 Arabic speaking Christian schools...

Russia Bans Sharing of Faith

Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a package of anti-terrorism laws that also include measures that put tighter restrictions on missionary activity and evangelism. Effective July 20, 2016,...