Police barged into the United Christian Church in Lahore, Pakistan last Sunday, and brutally attacked the lead pastor in response to a complaint about alleged noise levels from the church's sound system.
Head Constable Amir Abdullah entered the Fazila colony church on Sunday morning and started verbally abusing the worshipers, demanding they halt the service, according to Pakistan Christian Post. Abdullah said that he had received a call from Shabir Shah, a Muslim man who complained that the church was misusing the loud speaker.
When lead pastor Riaz Rehmat asked Abdullah not to disturb them, the head Constable reportedly went up to the podium and began manhandling and beating him violently. The congregation became very upset and Christians later staged a protest on Ferozepur Road and blocked traffic. more >>
A Chinese orthopedic surgeon who helped perform the first hand transplant in 1999 is looking to perform another medical first: transplanting a human head from one body to another.
Dr. Ren Xiaoping of Harbin Medical University announced this week that he is planning to lead a team of surgeons to perform the first-ever head transplant.
The announcement has brought much concern from medical experts about the ethical nature of such a novel procedure, according to the publication Medical Daily. more >>
A Pakistani Christian man beat his sister to death by smashing her head with a wooden log while she was asleep Sunday morning because he disapproved of the man that she was going to marry.
Anum Ishaq Masih, a teenage Christian girl from the town of Sialkot near Lahore, was killed by her brother, Saqib Ishaq Masih, in the early hours Sunday, Agence France Press reports.
Rana Zulfiqar, a police officer at the Sialkot police station, told AFP that Masih "smashed his sister's head with a wooden log" while she was asleep. The officer explained that the crime occurred after the sister told her brother the day before that she was going to go ahead and marry their Christian neighbor, which enraged the brother. more >>
A Christian persecution watchdog group has created a new matrimonial dating website that seeks to change the dynamic of arranged marriages and allow Christian refugees in the Asian subcontinent to find a "romantic pathway" to escape persecution.
In response to numerous inquiries from Pakistani Christians seeking help to find their sons and daughters the perfect suitors for marriage in the West who will preserve families' Christian culture, the British Pakistani Christian Association has launched a new dating website that offers a certain level of protection by allowing parents to investigate the backgrounds of potential suitors listed on the website.
As the No. 1 style of marriage among Christians in Pakistan and Pakistani Christians in Western nations is arranged marriage, Shaadi4Christians.com, which went live in late May, aims to give sons and daughters more insight into who their parents are trying to match them up with. more >>
Seven Christians have been arrested in Nepal for spreading the Gospel by handing out Bible handbooks to as many as 885 students in the Dolakha district.
International Christian Concern said the Christians have been charged with attempting to convert people to Christianity in the Hindu-majority nation, which has been illegal since 2015.
The arrested Christians include principles from two schools, along with five staff members from Teach Nepal, a Christian organization. more >>
Before Jeremy Lin embarked on his annual tour of Asia, he asked his digital prayer group for support.
In his 22nd email full of prayer requests, the NBA free agent asked people to pray for the events that will take place along the tour.
"I'm in Asia for my Asia tour and tonight I have, what I consider, possibly the most important event of the trip," Lin emailed his prayer group on Saturday. "Please pray for me to speak with love, to be empowered by Christ and for everyone who listens to have a soft heart to hear God's love and respond by giving their lives to Him." more >>