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Archbishop of Canterbury opposes assisted deaths

By Ruth Gledhill   Legalising “assisted dying” would dehumanise society forever, the Archbishop of Canterbury has warned. Writing in The Observer, the Most Rev Justin Welby said the nation will cross a “legal and ethical Rubicon” if parliament allows terminally ill patients to end their lives. He was backed by faith leaders who joined forces […]

Family shoots couple for converting to Christianity…..Pakistan

A Pakistani man and his wife who converted to Christianity were severely persecuted and shot by family members. The couple, Aleem and Nadia Masih, had gotten married about a year ago after Nadia converted to Christianity from Islam. Nadia’s Muslim family continually threatened the couple so that they fled Lahore, Pakistan and began traveling to […]

Church ends street protest against prosecution of leaders……… Philippines

An influential Christian group in the Philippines ended a protest on Monday over the prosecution of its leaders, calling off a blockade by 20,000 members of a main road in the capital after talks with the government. The Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ), or INC, has 2 million members, most in the provinces, who […]

Will Liberia transform to a Christian state? ………Commentary

By Mark Woods The West African nation of Liberia is slowly recovering from its Ebola trauma. It was the hardest-hit among the nations affected, with more than 4,800 dead out of an estimated 10,666 infections. Sporadic cases have been reported since it was declared disease-free continue, but it’s more or less over. Now, though, the […]

Jimmy Carter vows to continue teaching Sunday school despite cancer diagnosis

Former President Jimmy Carter has vowed to continue teaching Sunday School despite his advanced liver cancer. The former US President and Nobel Peace Prize winner is famous for his outspoken faith. On Sunday he arrived at Maranatha Baptist church, where he is a regular member, an hour early to hear his niece teach Sunday School. […]

Christianity booms in Cuba as country reopens US embassy

With the reopening of an American embassy in Cuba, the country is also becoming more open to Christianity. Relations between Cuba and America have been strained if not completely closed since the Cold War. However, after 53 years, the two countries are finally seeing some progress toward a better relationship. Secretary of State John Kerry […]

Pastor of Iraq’s only Christian radio station escapes death

The pastor of Iraq’s only Christian radio station has narrowly survived a bomb blast in Baghdad. Pastor Maher Fouad escaped unhurt when the bomb exploded last Tuesday at a garage. Pastor Maher, who was enquiring about repairs to a church bus, drove away moments before the explosion, which killed the garage owner and destroyed another […]

Church of England ‘on the margins of extinction’ – analyst claims

By Ruth Gledhill   The turn of the next century will witness the extinction of the Church of England, according to new analysis of churchgoing trends. Other Anglican provinces could die even sooner, namely the Church in Wales and the Scottish Episcopal Church in 2043 and The Episcopal Church of the US in 2055. The […]

ISIS in sex-slave trade

-UN official   The existence of an ISIS pricing list, detailing the prices for young women in the sex trafficking market, has been confirmed on the authority of a United Nations official. The pricing list, which was previously reported on in 2014 by Iraqi News, has now been confirmed by United Nations special envoy on […]

Pope speaks for divorced Catholics

Speaking out on one of the most contentious issues of his papacy, Pope Francis on Wednesday (Aug. 5) issued a powerful call for the church to embrace Catholics who have divorced and remarried, telling a gathering at the Vatican that such couples “are not excommunicated, and they absolutely must not be treated that way!” “They […]

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