A persecution watchdog group is organizing a 24-hour prayer rally for Asia Bibi, the Christian mother of five who's facing the death penalty in Pakistan for blasphemy, and warns that hard-line Islamists could lash out violently against Christians after next week's hearing.
The Pakistani Supreme court announced on Friday that Bibi's appeal will take place on Thursday, Oct. 13 in Islamabad, which is expected to decide whether the Christian mother will escape the death penalty, or become the first woman in Pakistan to face such an extreme punishment for blasphemy.
Bibi was originally sentenced to death after an argument with Muslim co-workers back in June 2009, in which she was accused of insulting the Islamic prophet Muhammad, though she denies the charge. more >>
"Papers, please!" It's a chilling expression you hear a lot in World War II movies. But it's also something you might hear if you hold a Bible study in Moscow.
We all know about the dire circumstances faced by Christians in the Islamic world. Even the White House has finally called what's happening to Christians in Iraq and Syria "genocide."
But there's another place where religious freedom is under assault: Russia. more >>
In an interview on Dr. James Dobson's "Family Talk" radio show to be aired Wednesday, Mike Pence, the Republican Party nominee for vice president, says a Donald Trump-Pence administration would, if elected, resolve both Obamacare's birth control mandate and President Barack Obama's transgender bathroom policy.
The Christian Post obtained the audio file of the interview before its Wednesday broadcast.
"I'm a Christian, a conservative and a Republican … in that order," the Governor of Indiana, joined by his wife, Karen, tells James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, on the latter's radio show. more >>
More than 300,000 students are planning to take their copies of the Good Book with them to school on Thursday in an observance known as "Bring Your Bible to School Day."
Youths across the United States will take Bibles to school as a show of evangelism and expression of religious freedom.
The national event is sponsored by the Colorado Springs, Colorado-based Focus on the Family, a socially conservative group founded by author and radio personality Dr. James Dobson. more >>
An American pastor who was charged under Russia's controversial anti-terror, anti-evangelism law has seen his appeal rejected, but has vowed to continue his religious freedom fight.
International Christian Concern, a persecution watchdog group, reported on Tuesday that Pastor Donald Ossewaarde, an independent Baptist missionary, saw his appeal rejected by the court in Oryol, after he had been found guilty of illegal missionary activity under Russia's "Yarovaya" laws.
The 55-year-old American pastor, who has been living in Oryol for close to a decade and a half, had been charged for conducting a religious service in a private home and sticking an advertisement in a public place inviting people to worship. more >>
A Pakistani Christian family was tied up and beaten by a group of Muslims who stormed their home last month looking to force the family to convert to Islam. But when the family refused to renounce their faith, their youngest daughter was abducted, raped and has yet to return home.
The London-based charity British Pakistani Christian Association has come to the aid of the Masih family, a family of 10 Christians caught in the grips of bonded labor (modern day slavery) near the city of Kasur in Eastern Pakistan.
According to BPCA, the family lived in a small home made of mud and had been constantly pressured by local Muslims to convert to Islam, as they were the only family in the neighborhood who hadn't embraced Islam. more >>