Reports of warming relations between China's atheistic Communist Party and the Vatican have beet met with high caution by some watchdog groups, which are warning that the persecution of Christians could get worse.
Megan Phelps-Roper, the adult daughter of Fred and Shirley Phelps-Roper of the Westboro Baptist Church, has said that conversations with people on Twitter played a big part in her decision to leave the controversial church.
Lamya Aji Bashar Taha, a young Yazidi woman who was forced to live as a sex slave for 20 months and left visually impaired with a disfigured face, has called her Islamic State captors "monsters," confirming stories about their abuse of children as young as 9 years old.
Josh Gad, the actor who plays LeFou in Disney's upcoming live-action "Beauty and the Beast" film, has responded to the controversy and backlash surrounding the "gay moment" in the storyline, the first in a Disney film, by arguing that people are "fearful of what they don't understand."
A former evangelical blogger who has since converted to Roman Catholicism has revealed that the prosperity gospel controversies surrounding big-name preachers like televangelist Creflo Dollar are what pushed him in that direction.
Tony Perkins of the conservative Family Research Council says the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to return to a lower court a case regarding a transgender student born female who wants to use boys' bathrooms at school is "good news" for those opposed to boys and girls showering together.
A number of American organizations have expressed strong disagreement when it comes to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban executive order, with Christians debating whether it serves to protect them from jihad, or if it stands against Jesus Christ's message of helping the stranger.
Ordinary Muslims in Egypt are rushing to help the minority Coptic Christian community from the increasingly violent attacks carried out by Islamic extremists, according to a local Catholic priest.
Russia is considering banning the upcoming live-action Disney film "Beauty and the Beast" over reports that it is set to include a "gay moment." One ruling party MP called it "propaganda" and "sin" that is specifically targeting children.
The Austrian Catholic Church has reported that its adult baptisms more than doubled during 2016, largely due to the influx of refugees choosing to convert to Christianity, despite threats of attacks from other Muslims.
"The Shack" exceeded box office expectations in its premier weekend with one of the best openings for a faith-based film. But as moviegoers watch a woman play God on the big screen, some Christians want to clarify whether they should be more "inclusive" or "gender-blended" when referring to God.
A national poll has found that while there is deep disagreement between Republicans and Democrats over whether Christianity is central to American identity, a majority of the population agrees that the country is losing its identity as a whole.
Disney's portrayal of gay characters kissing on a popular cartoon show has prompted One Million Moms to launch a petition against the media giant. Meanwhile, evangelists Ray Comfort and Ken Ham have invited children to come visit the Ark Encounter as an alternative.
ISIS' Sex Slavery, Crucifixions of Christians Are 'Historical Atrocities' but UN Remains Silent: ACLJ
The Islamic State's mass beheadings, sex slavery, and crucifixion of Christians are "historical atrocities" the United Nations is refusing to address and take action against, the American Center for Law and Justice says.
Wycliffe Bible Translators, which is celebrating 75 years of bringing the life-changing message of the Gospel to the world, has attested to how hearing Jesus' Words in one's own language changes people's perspective and the way they react to tragedy.
Christian Broadcasting Network founder and "The 700 Club" host Pat Robertson warned that President Donald Trump is being targeted with "satanic" attacks. His comment comes not long after self-proclaimed witches gathered to cast spells on the American president.
Some Christian parents are voicing their disapproval after the U.K. government mandated that sex and relationships be taught in all English schools. They argue that they should be the ones taking the lead on such an important issue and protecting their children from things like pornography.
Pastor Carl Lentz of Hillsong NYC is urging people not to waste time reading books about sex and relationships that create "dysfunction" in their lives.
A pastor and four other people in Nicaragua have been arrested after a 25-year-old woman was killed when she was stripped naked and thrown into a fire in an attempt to drive out "demons" from her body.
The ancient palace of biblical King Sennacherib, buried for thousands of years beneath the tomb of the prophet Jonah in the city of Nineveh, has been discovered by archaeologists in Iraq who are surveying the destruction left behind by the Islamic State.
The Madrid City Council has banned a Catholic group's full-length bus ad that says "boys have penises, girls have vulvas" over concerns that it might offend "transsexual children."
Christian Street Preachers Found Guilty of 'Abuse' for Quoting Bible, Saying 'Jesus Only Way to God'
The Bristol Magistrates' Court in the U.K. has convicted two Christian street preachers of public order offenses for saying Muslims are going to Hell and Jesus is the only way to God. The prosecutor in the case argued that Jesus being the only way to God "cannot be true."
Churchgoing Jennifer Garner Backs Working With Trump, Blasts Hollywood Friends for 'Refusing to Engage'
Church-going Christian actress Jennifer Garner has said that she is ready and willing to work with President Donald Trump when it comes to helping the country's rural working class, and that unlike some of her Hollywood friends, she is not "refusing to engage" with him.
Chain store giant Target, the subject of a conservative boycott over its transgender bathroom policy, saw its shares plunge to a two-year low in its fourth quarter 2016 earnings.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson has sought to clarify objective standards of what constitutes a man and a woman in a debate on transgender issues with Democrat Zac Petkanas, by asking whether a man identifying as female should go to a woman's prison.