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Laos Restricts Meetings Among Christians

In August 2017, Laos' Prime Minister signed the Decree on Associations which requires all religious meetings to get approval first from several government offices.

Christians Outraged as Rwanda Closes 8,000 Churches

Rwanda shut down 8,000 churches alleged to be in violation of new government laws. Christians condemned the forceful closing of the churches.

China’s No Term Limits Spells Harder Times for Christians

China's parliament approved the removal of presidential term limits from its constitution on March 11, 2018. This unconventional move allows the current leader Xi Jinping to rule the Asian...

Museum on Persecuted Christians Opens in Japan

A museum about persecuted Japanese Christians opened on April 1, 2018 in a large Catholic church in Nagasaki. The Oura church, Japan's oldest church, is also a candidate site...

Lost 700-Year-Old Bible Returns to UK Cathedral

A rare medieval Bible returns to Canterbury Cathedral after it was removed from the cathedral's library at the time of the Reformation, some 500 years ago.

A Papal Allegation with Hellish Implications

Last week, several news sources, including The Guardian, reported a shocking comment allegedly made by Pope Francis. The Vatican quickly shifted into full-blown crisis management and scrambled to contain the fallout and take counteractive measures (see article in the National Catholic Reporter).

Survey: Africa, Latin America, the U.S. Have the Most Committed Christians

Christianity remains the world's largest religion and a latest survey showed that Christians in Africa, Latin America, and the United States have the ...

Church Leader Asks for Prayers for Greece Wildfires

A church leader in Athens has asked for prayers following the deadly forest wildfires in Greece which broke out on July 23, 2018.

China Tightens Grip on Underground Churches

China has issued a circular requiring organizers of religious activities at temporary churches to seek guidance from government-recognized church organizations.

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...
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Devotions for the Outdoors (2019-01-16)

NO SKYBUSTING By the late Pastor Bob Moody The little boy was out early one morning...

Michiganders march for life

GAYLORD – Right to Life of Michigan has announced a record number of marchers for their annual trip Washington, D.C. on Friday...