We need to respond with the values that we see in Jesus Christ’s life.
Censorship, curbs on self-expression and communications that might be considered offensive, heavy fines for expressing views that could be interpreted as degrading, and having to prove one’s innocence if accused of discrimination.
“It is very important to communicate with those we are going to defend, otherwise, we can hurt them, or put them in jeopardy”, says Hans Gravaas of the Stefanus Alliance International.
How can Islamic radicalism be countered after the imprisonment of the Christian governor of Jakarta?
Salama Baptist Church in Ancha lost 19 of its members in the massacre, nine children. “We found that those killed were from three households”, a survivor said.
Popular department stores company put an end to ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ sections. Parents challenge the implementation of LGBT policies in primary schools.
See how possible future Conservative leader, Catholic Jacob Rees-Mogg, responds on faith and politics on tv channel ITV. “Abortion is morally indefensible”.
We talk with the General Director of Religious Affairs of Catalonia, Enric Vendrell, about the role of faith communities in society after the Barcelona terrorist attacks.
Besides raiding Christian bookstores and arresting Christians, authorities threatened to kill South Sudanese Christians who do not leave or cooperate with them.
The UN Security Council holds an emergency meeting. “Dialogue and understanding is the right and moral way forward”, says World Evangelical Alliance.
The first 5 countries of the list are all Muslim-majority lands. Italy ranks 7. “Religious freedom includes the right to express a full range of beliefs”, USCIRF report says.
Conversions are growing especially among the youth. Religious leaders have slammed government officials "for their negligence to stop the spread of Christianity."
According to the US State Department annual report, "almost 80% of the global population live with restrictions to limit their freedom of religion.”
Full statement responding to a bill expected to be approved by the Spanish Parliament in September 2017. It would strongly restrict freedom of speech and of religion.
There has been 410 reported incidents, while there were 441 in total in 2016. “Attackers know they will not be punished”, Open Doors says.
Jaume Llenas on the aims and motivations of the statement released by Spanish Evangelical Alliance regarding the LGBT bill that will be discussed in September in the Spanish Parliament.
She was arrested in January 2013. Since 2016, a dozen Christians have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms on charges related to house-church activities.
Government of the Henan province orders 20,000 registered house church members to join the Three-Self Church, and ban foreign students from practising their religious beliefs.
Hard-line Muslims have been fighting construction of the Pentecostal Assemblies of God building since 2009, having demolished the partially built structure twice before then.
The 8th Evangelical Congress was held, a Festival of Hope celebrated Jesus in the centre of Madrid. A commemorative service gathered 8,000. “Spanish society benefits from the action of evangelical churches”, says Justice Minister.
A petition asking members of the Spanish parliament to stop the draft law reaches 5,000 signatures in 24 hours.
Around 10,000 gathered in Le Havre to pray and reflect about the Reformation. Nick Vujicic was the main speaker. Additionally, 1,000 young people were sent to evangelism projects all around France.
In her visit to the 8th Evangelical Congress, Manuela Carmena lamented the lack of knowledge of the Protestant Reformation in Spain.
Around 300 representatives participated in the annual Baptist World Alliance gathering in Thailand. The Venezuela humanitarian crisis and the needs of refugees were also highlighted.
There are almost 4,000 evangelical worship places in the country, according to new figures. Muslims rank second, with more than 1,500.
The government often uses this accusation against converts instead of the charge of apostasy, in an attempt to avoid international scrutiny.