The head of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission defended Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush following the politicians comments that women's health may not need $500 million in federal funding.
In an interview with ERLC President Russell Moore on Tuesday, Bush stated that "I'm not sure we need half a billion dollars for women's health issues."
In an interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN late Tuesday, Moore explained that Bush's comments to Moore were "clear in context" at that time. more >>
Chinese Christians recently took to the streets in the southeastern city of Wenzhou – also known as China's Jerusalem and home to China's largest Christian community – to protest against the removal of church crosses in what they describe as "an evil" government campaign where some 1,200 crosses have already been removed from public buildings.
In an open letter in July, Catholic officials described the dismantling of crosses on churches as "an evil act" by the Chinese government that has "caused great resentment and anger among clergy and believers," according to U.K.-based The Guardian. The newspaper also reported that activists say more than 1,200 crosses have been removed from churches in Zhejiang province, where Wenzhou is located. Wenzhou is a city with roughly 1 million Christians among its 8 million residents.
About 20 Catholic leaders staged a rare public demonstration in the city in late July, including 89-year-old Bishop Vincent Zhu Weifang, according to the Catholic news source UCANews.com. Witnesses say Chinese police monitored the two-hour peaceful protest but did not break it up. more >>
A Middle Eastern Christian community has demanded that immigration officials release 20 Iraqi Christian refugees being held at a detention center in California.
Around 30 demonstrators from San Diego held a prayer service outside the walls of the Otay Detention Center last Thursday on behalf of the Chaldean Christian refugees detained inside.
Mark Arabo, a spokesman for the San Diego area Chaldean community and an attendee of the service, told The Christian Post via email that Thursday's demonstration "was our way of telling our Christian brothers and sisters that they will not be forgotten." more >>
A Sunday morning sermon about the value of life turned into a frightening fight for it two days ago when a man placed a gun to the head of a Florida pastor's mother as she listened to him preach about "what's life worth."
"He pulled a gun from his bag and put up to my mother's head," pastor Les Snodgrass of The Door Christian Fellowship Church in Melbourne, Florida, said of gunman John Grace, 21, who demanded money from the small church, according to WKMG Local 6.
Snodgrass's wife, Marie, told The Christian Post in a telephone interview Tuesday morning that Grace, who occasionally attended the church, took the small congregation of the storefront church by surprise. more >>
On a scale of 1 to 10, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in America is at a 9.1 when it comes to racial diversity and that number makes it the most diverse religious group in the United States, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center.
In the new analysis looking at 29 religious groups including mainline Protestant denominations and others, the Pew Research Center measured the distribution of Hispanics, non-Hispanic whites, blacks, Asians as well as mixed-race Americans and concluded that the Seventh-day Adventist Church is the most diverse of all.
A breakdown of the racial fabric of the church shows that among its adherents in the U.S., 37 percent are white, 32 percent are black, 8 percent are Asian, 8 percent are mixed race, while 15 percent identify as Hispanic. more >>
North Korea released video footage on Monday of detained Canadian pastor, the Rev. Hyeon Soo Lim, confessing to various crimes against the Communist State. The megachurch leader, who was taken into custody by DPRK authorities in February, appears to be reading from a script.
In a video recorded on Aug. 2, Lim, the senior pastor of Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Toronto, is seen speaking to a congregation at Pyongyang's Pongsu Church, where he describes his alleged crimes to those in attendance.
"The worst crime I committed was to rashly defame and insult the highest dignity and the system of the republic," said Lim, according to footage posted by the Uriminzokkiri propaganda website. more >>