The Islamic State is forcing children and elderly people to carry out executions in its stronghold of Mosul in Iraq, as liberation forces backed by the U.S. are planning to carry out their operation to drive out the jihadists and free the city.
Saeed Abedini Praises God for Helping Him Survive 3 Years of Torture in Iran for Refusing to Deny Jesus Christ
Saeed Abedini says the 37th anniversary of the 1979 Iran hostage crisis also marks the three-year anniversary of when he was moved from Evin to Rajaeeshahr prison by the Iranian regime that tortured him on a daily basis in an attempt to get him to renounce Jesus Christ.
British evolutionary biologist and atheist author Richard Dawkins has been accused by British scientists responding to a major new study of misrepresenting them in his attacks and strong criticism of religious beliefs.
The American Center for Law and Justice is calling on the Obama administration to provide documentation showing what it's doing to help Christians suffering persecution and genocide in Syria following revelations that less than 1 percent of all admitted refugees are religious minorities seeking asylum.
BBC Children's director Alice Webb has responded to growing parental anger over a controversial TV show aimed at young children which shows them what living a transgender life is like, by insisting that she is "proud" of her work.
Mel Gibson Announces 'Passion of the Christ' Sequel Title: 'Resurrection;' Talks Exploring Other Realms
Actor and director Mel Gibson has continued dropping hints about his planned sequel to his 2004 blockbuster "Passion of the Christ," by telling Stephen Colbert of "The Late Show" that the film will be called "Resurrection" and might feature characters visiting other realms.
A number of women and young girls who were rescued from the clutches of radical Islamic jihadist groups in Nigeria were also victimized and raped by the government officials entrusted to protect them, according to Human Rights Watch.
Georgia Drops Demands for Pastor to Hand Over Bible and Sermons, Now Wants Minister Credentials, Salary
After nearly 40,000 people signed a petition to Georgia Governor Nathan Deal protesting against demands that a Seventh-day Adventist lay minister hand over his Bible and sermons, state officials have backed off to an extent, but are still making intrusive requests toward the pastor, according to the Family Research Council which started the petition.
Benham Brothers Warn Against Jen Hatmaker, 'False Spiritual Leaders' Who Exclude Homosexuality as a Sin
The Benham Brothers are warning believers to beware of spiritual leaders like author Jen Hatmaker, who has said she believes gay marriage is compatible with Bible.
After more than two years of intense suffering and persecution at the hands of the Islamic State terror group in Iraq, Christians are celebrating mass inside a charred church near Mosul, marking further success in the military campaign to drive out the extremists.
Pastor Robert Jeffress Says Those Who Refuse to Vote in Presidential Election Looking to Feel 'Holier Than Others'
Pastor Robert Jeffress of the 11,000-member First Baptist Church in Dallas has said that Christians do not have the option of refusing to vote in the upcoming elections on November 8, and compared voting for Republican nominee Donald Trump to voting for other "imperfect" nominees in the past.
The Islamic State is using draconian methods to dissuade families from returning to their homes in liberated areas around Mosul by planting explosive devices in teddy bears and toys that would be detonated if picked up by children, killing unsuspecting families.
Archaeologists conducting research at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City have said that for the first time ever they have uncovered the original limestone bed where Jesus Christ is believed to have been buried before his Resurrection.
Global Church Too Self-Centered, Needs to Reach Out to Persecuted Brothers and Sisters, Says Open Doors Pres.
Persecution watchdog group Open Doors is preparing for International Day of Prayer on Sunday, examining the struggles of Christians in the world's most dangerous areas, and has warned that the global Church is still too self-centered and needs to reach out to help its brothers and sisters.
NC Political Ad Warns of Sex Offenders Abusing Young Girls in Bathrooms to Blast Democrat Gubernatorial Candidate
The North Carolina Values Coalition has created a 30-second ad ahead of the state's gubernatorial election showing the potential harms of allowing men in women's bathrooms where young girls could be victimized by sexual predators.
A BBC television series aimed at children as young as 6 years old is being slammed as "completely inappropriate" by parents because it shows young children preparing to undergo a sex-change later in life by delaying puberty.
Christians in North Korea 'Not Praying for Freedom,' but for Westerners Who 'Put Their Faith in Money'
An organization seeking to support persecuted Christians in North Korea who live under the world's most oppressive regime has said that believers there are surprisingly not praying for their own freedom, but rather for their Western brothers and sisters who are tempted by money and material wealth.
Atheists Start Petition Against SPLC Branding Atheist Critics of Radical Islam 'Anti-Muslim Extremists'
Atheists have started a petition against the Southern Poverty Law Center's recent decision to brand atheist authors critical of radical Islam as "anti-Muslim extremists," with author Sam Harris calling the organization's decision "dangerous and disgraceful."
A global petition in support of Christian mother of five Asia Bibi has reached over 540,000 signatures, according to the American Center for Law and Justice. The group is urging Christians to continue to show their support for the Pakistani woman whose only crime was her faith in Jesus Christ.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is known for using vulgar language and making controversial remarks, such as calling President Obama a "son of a whore," claims he heard God's voice telling him to stop swearing or else his "plane will crash in midair."
Evangelical preacher the Rev. Franklin Graham has said that he agrees with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' recent comments that Washington D.C. is "broken" in some ways, with America's institutions in great danger.
A priest within the Church of England has been defrocked after his estranged wife exposed his double-life of participating in orgy parties and hiring prostitutes.
Sam Harris and several other prominent members of the atheist community have condemned the Southern Poverty Law Center's recent decision to brand atheist authors critical of radical Islam as "anti-Muslim Extremists."
Christian-Run Nursing Home in Switzerland Forced to Allow Assisted Suicide or Lose Charitable Status
A Christian nursing home run by the Salvation Army in Switzerland has been told that it must either allow assisted suicide despite its religious beliefs, or lose its charitable status.
Top Hollywood actor Tom Cruise has made a rare public statement on his religious beliefs, noting that he is very proud to have been a Scientologist for over three decades now.