Discrimination Ends Against Christian Club in Public School

In a victory for Child Evangelism Fellowship®, its after-school Good News Club® can now continue to distribute promotional flyers to K-5 students in the Cascade School District.

Christian Vindicated in 2011 Arrest

PASADENA, Calif.– Today, three federal appellate judges in the Ninth Circuit issued a final ruling in favor of a Christian man, Mark Mackey, who was arrested for reading the Bible aloud in front of the California Department of Motor Vehicles in Hemet, CA in 2011.

Religious Colleges Under Attack in Calif.

Bill Donohue comments on an anti-religious freedom bill in California:

Groups Launch Movement in Support of Persecuted Middle East Christians

The first annual “The Bridge” conference, a gathering of NGOs, government officials, church leaders, and others concerned about the intolerable persecution being perpetrated against Christians and other religious minorities, is set for July 7-9 in Washington DC and is free for attendees. This timely conference is primarily focused on the plight of Christians and the disappearing church in the Middle East. This movement of leaders will meet to discuss the situation on the ground for Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East, as well as possible policies to secure their future in the region.

Reaction to Terrorists Varies by Religion

Bill Donohue comments on the way terrorists are discussed in public life:

Bill to Protect Int’l Religious Freedom Passes House Foreign Affairs Committee

A bill giving the Administration and the State Department new resources and training to help combat the escalation of persecution of Christians and anti-Semitism has been unanimously adopted by the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Churches Across Nation to Stand with the Persecuted on Sunday, April 17

As Christians around the world face unprecedented levels of persecution, Family Research Council is joining an effort to call upon churches across America to stand with the persecuted. Prominent Christian leaders such James Robison, JC Church of Victory in Truth Ministries (Bucyrus, OH), Pastor Scott Craig of Big Horn Christian Ministries (Rapid City, SD), Senior Pastor Denny Stahl of Calvary Chapel Grants Pass, OR, Senior Pastor Robert Hall of Calvary Chapel Rio Rancho, NM, Senior Pastor Chuck Vizthum of Whole Life Christian Fellowship (Sturgis, MI), Pastor Jim Garlow of Skyline Church (La Mesa, CA) and Associate Pastor Kris Mineau of Trinity Evangelical (North Redding, MA) will be participating in Stand with the Persecuted Sunday.

Atheists Want to Tear Down 90-Year-Old Veterans Memorial

In honor of the 49 men of Prince George’s County who died in World War I, the Snyder-Farmer Post of the American Legion of Hyattsville, Maryland, erected a 40-foot-tall cross made of concrete and marble.

Mississippi Lawmakers Approve a Bill to Protect Christian Businesses from Persecution

Despite protests outside the Mississippi State Capitol, legislators inside took the first steps to pass a bill that will protect Christians and their businesses from persecution.

Court Says Sweden Must Consider Risks of Deporting Christian Convert to Iran

The European Court of Human Rights ruled Wednesday on the case of an Iranian who converted from Islam to Christianity and who was denied asylum by Sweden. The Grand Chamber of the court found in F.G. v. Sweden that Swedish authorities will violate the European Convention on Human Rights if they fail to assess the risk that the applicant might encounter as a result of his conversion to Christianity upon returning to Iran.

NRB Applauds Secretary Kerry’s Recognition of ISIS Genocide of Christians

National Religious Broadcasters thanks U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for concluding that the barbarism being perpetrated against Christians in the Middle East by ISIS is, in fact, “genocide.”

Revival Hits Muslims in Syria Amid Deadly Persecution

ISIS targeted more Muslim-populated areas in Syria on Sunday. According to reports, the attacks left at least 140 dead in Damascus and Homs. These attacks were the deadliest of Syria’s five-year war.

What Christians Endure Under Islamic Terror

When John, a Syrian Christian, chose to stay in Raqqa after the Islamic State took control of the city in 2014, he had no idea how he would survive. Thousands abandoned the city, believing it better to save their lives than live at the center of the Islamists’ new “caliphate”. John survived in Raqqa for 18 months before escaping in the middle of the night. He told World Watch Monitor about a life of frequent harassment, witnessing weekly executions, and the sadness of ordinary Syrians who welcomed Islamic State fighters at first, but grew to regret giving them their support.

Act Now to Save Christians from Genocide

We need to support Rep. Dana Rohrabacher who has introduced legislation that designates Christians and Yazidis in the Middle East as targets of genocide. His bill specifically provides for the expedited processing of ‘immigrant and refugee status’ for these persecuted religious minorities.

Pastor Released After Being Held in an Iranian Prison for Over Three Years

Faith leaders held a news conference to discuss Pastor Saeed’s release and continued efforts to fight for religious freedom around the world. The news conference took place last Saturday in Washington, D.C.

Christian Coach Goes to War Over On-Field Prayer

Washington state high school football coach suspended for praying on the 50-yard-line after games filed a federal employment discrimination complaint on Tuesday against the district in a case that has fueled the debate in the United States over freedom of – and from – religion in school sports.

Church Hit with Criminal Summons for Praising Jesus Too Loudly

“Silent Night” has new meaning for a Louisiana church after they were issued criminal sanctions because their worship services exceeded 60 decibels—which is about the same noise level of a dishwasher.

Christian Intercessors Bow to Satanist’s Threat as Persecution Rises

Coral Springs City Commission eliminated government meeting prayer altogether rather than invoking Satan as one man requested.

Urgent Prayer Called for Persecuted Christians

(NOTE: This prayer request was recently passed on to Faith News and is from Dan and Marilyn Wilson)

Office Depot Refuses to Print Religious Flyers at Chicago Area Store

Thomas More Society attorneys have sent a demand letter to Office Depot, challenging the company’s refusal to print religious flyers. The office supply chain would not print prayer handouts for customer Maria Goldstein at its Schaumburg, Illinois location. The nonprofit public interest law firm labeled that refusal of service as discrimination and a violation of the Cook County Human Rights Ordinance.

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