Christianity in India is growing at a rapid rate among middle and high caste Indians and young people, according to the latest issue of “Unfinished” magazine, which examines social, economic and cultural trends in the “new India.”
The reality of exactly how bad things are in the Philippines is just starting to come into focus. A record-setting typhoon with sustained winds of 195 mph decimated the central part of this country early Friday morning, leaving behind so much destruction that many places are impossible to reach by road.
Unless you experienced some significant event—like birth or marriage—on Nov. 2, it’s very likely the day passed as just another day of the year. However, on that date 96 years ago, Jews around the world had cause for celebration and breathed a collective sigh of relief following decades of political and diplomatic activism—and centuries of prayer—to reestablish a Jewish homeland in the land of Israel.
As Americans gather to pray this Sunday during the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP), they should remember Christians in the world’s most persecuted country.
PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 24, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ – On Thursday, October 10, six-year-old Claudia arrived in the United States with her forever family, Lori and Joel Soo Hoo. Claudia was referred for adoption in Guatemala when she was six weeks old but couldn’t leave the country with the closure of international adoption.
Gospel for Asia (GFA) Compassion Services disaster relief teams were among the first to reach victims on India’s east coast after Phailin made landfall as one of the largest cyclones ever generated in the Bay of Bengal. Immediate supplies of clean water and food were distributed to victims, who have lost homes, livelihoods, crops and livestock.
Respected United Kingdom historian Tom Holland said during a briefing in London this week that the world is watching the effective extinction of Christianity in its birthplace.
Open Doors USA is calling for prayers for the victims and families of a massacre at a church in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Sunday and for the ongoing attack and hostage situation at a mall in Nairobi, Kenya.
In this exclusive interview with Charisma News, Jane (not her real name), a Syrian Christian, gave us a firsthand account of what it’s like to be a Christian in the war-torn country during this dangerous and uncertain time.
On October 6, Dr. Raleigh Washington, President and CEO of Promise Keepers, will be joining millions around the world in prayer for Jerusalem, as part of the international grass-roots prayer movement, the Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem.
Oral Roberts University will be celebrating the inauguration of fourth president, Dr. William M. Wilson, in just under a month. The installation ceremony, scheduled for Sept. 20 at 1 p.m. in the ORU Mabee Center, will be the destination of guests from all over the globe.
Deeply committed to his religion, Jayesh went to the local temple every morning to worship his gods and godesses. One day, he met Gospel for Asia pastor Nabhith as they were walking past one another through the village. It didn’t take long for Pastor Nabhith to share his love for Jesus with Jayesh.
This much seems certain: Christians are leaving the birthplace of Christianity in large numbers. Just how large those numbers are, however, is a matter of educated conjecture, according to a new report on Christian migration from the Middle East.
A powerful prayer movement is rising in the world’s largest Muslim nation. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, Indonesian Christians intercede for their country.
Sitting at home in Jerusalem, like so many other residents, one would never think that within only two to three hours’ drive from here, chaos and turmoil is running rampant beyond Israel’s borders. In fact, it is hard to believe that Israel has become, relatively speaking, an oasis in the midst of so many war-torn nations.
A 2012 report by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) reveals that Christianity is growing at a rate of 1.3 percent annually in the Holy Land. Clerics, however, recently expressed a concern about the life challenges faced by the Christian population there.
Seventeen years have elapsed since the Coptic Church first requested permission to build a church in the town of Nubaria, Northern Egypt. On June 7 their prayer was granted. But not everyone is lining up to thank President Mohamed Morsi for passing the first decree of its kind during his tenure.
Secretary of State John Kerry released the Annual Report on International Religious Freedom for 2012 today, Monday, May 20, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. in the State Department Press Briefing Room.
Pope Francis on Wednesday told leaders of women’s orders from around the world to be “fertile” spiritual mothers in the Catholic Church, not “spinsters.”