A Pentecostal pastor has applied for political asylum in Germany and is living there as a refugee with his family, saying that he is fearful of being arrested and treated as a terrorist back home in Russia.
A major school guide in the U.K. has announced that for the first time ever, it will rate schools based on how "transgender-friendly" they are, arguing that parents have been increasingly demanding such a classification.
A Minnesota court has ruled that a Christian filmmaking couple must document gay weddings despite their religious beliefs that marriage is only between a man and a woman.
A number of Orange County, California, residents said that they were surprised when television programming on Thursday was interrupted by what seemed like an "end of the world" message.
Church of England leader Justin Welby said while he is "struggling" with the controversial case of a conservative Christian couple pulling their child from school due to the acceptance of transgender students, he indicated that allowing a boy to wear a dress at school is "not a problem."
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against Michigan for allowing religious adoption agencies to refuse to place children in the homes of same-sex couples.
A California school board voted after much debate that books teaching students about transgenderism are to continue being used at its elementary schools. An option that would have allowed parents to opt their children out from such lessons has been rejected.
A North Korean defector alleged that dictator Kim Jong Un keeps teenage sex slaves whom he takes from schools, enjoys a luxury lifestyle while his people starve, and forces children to watch public executions.
2-Month-Old Baby Being Christened Dies With 11 Family Members as Church Collapses in Mexico Earthquake
Eleven members of a family attending the baptism of a 2-month-old girl died when a church collapsed in Atzala, Mexico, during Tuesday's magnitude–7.1 earthquake.
A bill that would to provide emergency aid for Christians and other victims of genocide in Iraq and Syria was advanced by a Senate committee vote earlier this week, and a congressman who sponsored the legislation says the lack of action by the U.S. so far is "incomprehensible."
A persecution watchdog group says officials in China have shut down a church-run academy in the central Henan province where they accused the teachers of "brainwashing" students with Christianity.
Brazilian Judge Rules in Favor of Evangelical Psychologist Offering Reparative Therapy to Homosexuals
A Brazilian judge ruled last week in favor of an evangelical Christian psychologist who offers what critics call "conversion therapy" for homosexuals.
US, UK Top 5 Consumers of ISIS Propaganda, Report Warns; Terror Group's Decline 'Grossly Overstated'
The U.S. and U.K. have both have both been ranked among the top five countries where ISIS propaganda material is most widely read online.
Four Republican senators have introduced a new bill aimed at allowing houses of worship, such as churches, the right to receive federal assistance in the wake of natural disasters.
A large magnitude–7.1 earthquake struck central Mexico on Tuesday, killing as many as 220 people, possibly more, as world and religious leaders plead for God's help.
A radical Hindu mob beat a Christian pastor and his friend on their way to prayer in an Indian village. The pastor has nevertheless vowed to remain strong in his commitment to follow Jesus Christ.
A pastor at an evangelical church in Brisbane, Australia, has said the church has received serious threats online, including one vowing to burn it down, after it posted a billboard defending the definition of marriage as a union between one man and one woman.
Parents of students at a California public charter school have voiced their objections to children being taught lessons on transgender identity and a kindergarten teacher re-introducing a male pupil as a girl without notifying them first.
Students for Life Launch Truck Tour Filled With 328,348 Socks for Babies Aborted at Planned Parenthood
An American pro-life student group is launching a national truck tour filled with 328,348 baby socks, representing the annual number of babies aborted by Planned Parenthood, in a bid to expose the violence of abortion.
Young Earth Creationist Ken Ham has slammed a newspaper's claims that he blamed the recent string of hurricanes that hit the United States on God's punishment for the nation embracing homosexuality.
Margaret Court, an Australian tennis legend-turned-Pentecostal pastor, has had her local tennis club membership cut following her outspoken views defending traditional marriage.
A California pastor was sentenced to 24 years in prison on Friday after he was found to have defrauded members of his congregation out of a million dollars in investments.
Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale," a show depicting a dystopian future in which a Christian totalitarian government controls society and oppresses women, won the best drama series prize at the Emmy Awards on Sunday night in Los Angeles.
Fr. James Martin, a prominent Jesuit priest in America who sparked controversy with his book urging Catholics to be more accepting of LGBT people, has been disinvited from a prestigious Catholic seminary where he was scheduled to speak.
Christians With Muslim or Buddhist Backgrounds Most Heavily Persecuted in China; Leader Pleads for Bibles
Believers with Muslim and Buddhist backgrounds are the most persecuted Christian groups in China, according to a watchdog organization. And those Christians are in urgent need of Bibles in their own languages.