A mass wave of Christian girls and women are being kidnapped and raped by Muslim men in Upper Egypt, a persecution watchdog group has warned.
International Christian Concern said in a report on Thursday that most of the girls who are kidnapped are never heard from again.
ICC has documented the case of a 16-year-old girl named Sandy Shehata who is one of the few to have managed to escape her captors and return to her family. more >>
A 13-year-old Israeli girl with U.S. citizenship has reportedly been stabbed to death by a Palestinian man who broke into her bedroom on Thursday.
The BBC reports that the girl, Hallel Yaffa Ariel, was attacked while she slept by 19-year-old Mohammed Tarayreh from the nearby village of Bani Naim.
Ariel was repeatedly stabbed in her upper body before a security guard responded to the scene, but was also wounded by the attacker. Tarayreh was later killed by two other security guards patrolling the settlement. more >>
An Indiana pastor who was arrested in Kentucky earlier this month for allegedly seeking sex with a minor, killed himself one day before he was due in court for a second preliminary hearing, police say.
The body of 46-year-old David James Brown, the senior pastor at First Christian Church in Jeffersonville, Indiana, was found in a storage unit in the suburbs of Atlanta on Monday.
According to Cobb County Police, Brown hanged himself inside the Attic Self Storage in Marietta, Georgia. His death is being investigated as a suicide by asphyxiation, as police have not found any evidence of foul play. more >>
The murderous meltdown of troubled Christian mom Christy Sheats, who shot her two daughters to death and was later killed by police outside her Texas home last Friday, might have been triggered by her husband, Jason Sheats, telling her he wanted a divorce.
Jason Sheats felt his marriage to Christy Sheats had been spiraling downward since 2012, and on that Friday, his birthday, he told his wife he wanted a divorce, Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls said, according to People magazine.
Nehls said Jason told investigators that he and his wife had been texting Friday when he was out. When he returned home that day he told her in their backyard that he wanted a divorce. more >>
Christians living in Hunter village in the Indian state of Jharkhand are facing dual threats from police who are barring them from worshiping and Hindu radicals who are threatening to kill them.
"[Because] Christians are still worshiping Christ even after they had received severe beatings, they were now going to kill them," Pastor Sanjay Kumar Ravi told Morning Star News on Thursday.
In the news report Ravi shares the story of Gunni Bhuiya, a Christian man, who earlier in June was stopped and told by Hindu extremists that followers of Christ will be severely punished if they don't stop practicing their faith. more >>
After 18-year-old Christopher Leonard survived a brutal beating last October inside one of the most unlikely of places, a church, the teenager testified in court that he "inappropriately" touched his step-sister's children.
On Tuesday, Leonard admitted to the molestation, according to CNN. He said it was during a church counseling session last October that he told Ferguson what he had done to her children in graphic detail.
In an alleged attempt to get their sons to confess sins and repent during the session, Bruce and Deborah Leonard, among six others at Word of Life Christian Center Church, located 250 miles north of of New York City, brutally beat the two young men, resulting in the death of Christopher Leonard's brother, Lucas. more >>