Researchers to Explore Unstudied Biblical Site

Israeli and French researchers will explore an unstudied biblical site, Kiryat Yea'rim, in August, The Sun reports. Kiryat Yea'rim or Kiriath-Jearim is where, according to the Old Testament, the Ark of the Covenant was kept for two decades. The area is located about 12 kilometers from Jerusalem. It was mentioned several times in the Bible and was referred to as a Judahite town.

Church in Nigeria Torched and Looted

Unidentified hoodlums set the Redeemed Christian Church of God (Root of David Parish) on fire early Monday morning. The church was located in Apiawe village, DeiDei, one of the satellite towns of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria, Vanguard reports.

Turkey: Congress Members Urge the Release of Christian Pastor

Last October, Pastor Andrew Brunson, 48, was arrested in Turkey after performing missionary work in the country for 23 years. Allegations against him were not revealed until December when prosecutors said an informant alleged that Brunson was a member of an "armed terrorist group," Breitbart reports.

ISIS Threaten to Eliminate Egypt’s Christians

Muslim extremist group, ISIS, on Sunday threatened to eliminate Egypt's Christians and vowed to "liberate Cairo," Ara News reports.

Christianity is Growing Fast in Africa — Report

A report published on the World Council of Churches (WCC) website showed that Christianity is growing faster in Africa than anywhere else in the world, Nigerian Tribune reports.

Christianity Under Attack in Nigeria — CAN

Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has condemned the interrogation of some members of its Trust Fund by the Department of State Services, NAIJ.com reports. The body said the interrogation of...

China Expels 32 Christian Missionaries

South Korea's Foreign Ministry said on Saturday China has expelled 32 South Korean Christian missionaries amid a dispute about a missile defense system, Reuters reports.

China Opens Christian Park, Sparks Outrage

A new Christian theme park--the largest in China--is set to open in June 2017. The Xingsha Ecological Park will be in a sprawling 150,000 square meters in Changsa, the capital of central China’s Hunan province, and features a 260 foot tall Christian church in the middle of the park, The UK Daily Mail reports.

Report: Rising Hate Speech vs Turkish Christians

Turkey’s Association of Protestant Churches published its annual report revealing that hate speech against Christians in the country has increased in both conventional and social media, Hurriyet reports.

Sudan to Demolish Christian Churches

Sudan is reportedly set to demolish Christian churches in Khartoum. The government plans to destroy at least 25 churches allegedly said to be "trespassing into residential areas," News 24...
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