As Iraqi-led coalition forces fight to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul and surrounding areas from the Islamic State, two Nineveh towns that were once home to hundreds of Christian families have finally been liberated from the barbaric death cult, according to the Archbishop of Erbil.
A Christian refugee from Mosul has said that although Christianity teaches the importance of forgiveness, she cannot bring herself to forgive what the Islamic radicals have done to the people in Iraq.
An Iraqi marksman known by the name "Sniper of Mosul" killed an Islamic State terrorist moments before the militant was going to publicly behead an Iraqi teenager, British news sites are reporting.
The Christian owners of an Irish bakery who were found guilty of discrimination and fined £500 last year over their refusal to bake a pro-gay marriage cake because it would have violated their religious beliefs lost their appeal on Monday.
Displaced Iraqi Christians Fearful of Returning Home Even After ISIS Is Defeated, Says Christian Aid Worker
As Iraqi-led forces continue to press forward toward Mosul to push the Islamic State out of the country's second-largest city, forces East of the city have besieged Qaraqosh, a town 20 miles Southeast of Mosul that was once home to Iraq's largest Christian community.
Sweden, sometimes referred to as the "least religious nation in the western world," is opening up its first ever atheist cemetery, which is devoid of any and all religious symbols.
As part of a campaign to combat violence against women, city leaders and Christian ministries in Toowoomba, Australia, are working together to create a city that is free from porn.
Persecution watchdog group Open Doors has found that at least 743 Christian refugees living in camps in Germany were attacked by Muslim refugees in 2016, pointing to big failures on the part of German authorities when it comes to understanding the role of religion in the lives of refugees.
As conflicts in Iraq and Syria have forced millions of residents to flee their homes over the last several years, a leading Christian persecution activist has explained that over 80 percent of Christians have left Iraq in the last 13 years, while nearly half of all Christians have fled Syria since 2010.
Iraqi Christians Praying They Can Return to Ancestral Home of Mosul After ISIS' Ethno-Religious Genocide
Iraqi Christians who were driven out of their ancestral home of Mosul by ISIS in 2014 are praying they'll finally be liberated from the terror group after the allied military offensive and able to safely return without reprisal from those who supported IS' ethno-religious genocide.
A Swedish prosecutor has ruled that flying the Islamic State's black flag is perfectly legal and does not constitute a hate crime, even though the terrorist group strives to kill all non-Muslims and others who oppose its violent brand of Sunni Islam.
The Pakistani Supreme Court appeal hearing on the case of Asia Bibi, the Christian mother of five who was sentenced to death after being accused of committing blasphemy against Islam, has been indefinitely adjourned after one of the judges removed himself based on a possible conflict of interest.
Archaeology Discovery: 25 Dead Sea Scroll Fragments Reveal God's Rewards for Obeying 10 Commandments
Archaeologists have announced the publication of more than 25 Dead Sea Scroll fragments, each holding various excerpts from the Hebrew Bible dating back almost 2,000 years.
Asia Bibi 24-Hour Prayer Rally to Be Held Day Before Christian Mother of 5 Faces Death Sentence Appeal
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.
Christian Converts Like Woman Stabbed to Death in Australia Face Increasing Attacks, Human Rights Group Warns
Following reports that a woman was stabbed to death by her husband in Sydney, Australia, for converting to Christianity, persecution news agencies are bringing attention to the vast number of Iranians who are forced to flee the country after their conversions.
The Islamic State terror group is defending the village of Dabiq in northern Syria as U.S.-backed Syrian rebels launch attacks, seeking to liberate the village that IS believes will be the center of an apocalyptic battle between Christians and Islamists.
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.
A Muslim man in Pakistan was arrested after he shot and killed his 18-year-old sister because he felt that she had disgraced the family by marrying a Christian man.
Hurricane Matthew Tracker: Projected Path Latest Map as 'Catastrophic' Storm Takes Haitian Lives, Threatens Southeastern US
Category Four storm Hurricane Matthew has already taken lives and threatened thousands on the western tip of Haiti early Tuesday morning, bringing heavy rains and winds, and increasing its threat of affecting the Southeastern coast of the U.S.
At least 25 Christians have been arrested in the Islamic Republic of Iran solely because of their faith in Jesus Christ, it has been reported.
There's a "global war" against marriage, "the most beautiful thing that God has created," in the form of gender theory and divorce, Pope Francis warned Saturday, speaking to a Catholic community in the former Soviet nation of Georgia.
Pakistani Christian Mother Asia Bibi on Death Row Inspires Protest in Australia as Final Appeal Looms
Christians in Australia will hold a demonstration next week to ask their government to intervene on behalf of Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five who was sentenced to death in 2010 on accusations of blasphemy, as her final appeal hearing is expected this month.
Norway has passed a new law that allows children as young as 6 to self-identify as the opposite sex and change their gender identity on official documents.
An American pastor has been charged under Russia's new "anti-terrorism" law for conducting a religious service in a private home and sticking an advertisement in a public place inviting people to worship. The law puts severe restrictions on religious freedom by banning religious gatherings in homes and regulating propagation of religion.
16-Y-O Christian Boy in Pakistan Facing 10 Years in Prison for 'Insulting Islam' by Liking Facebook Post
A 16-year-old Christian boy in Pakistan is facing a prison sentence of up to 10 years for allegedly liking a Facebook post deemed offensive to Muslims, which has also put his family in danger of being attacked.
Christian Parents Warned 14-Y-O Daughter Can Be Taken Away for Banning Gender Transition to Be a Boy
Christian parents in the U.K. are taking legal action against their local council authority after it undermined their parental rights and sided with their 14-year-old daughter who says she wants to transition to become a boy.
Christian Bakers Labeled 'Homophobic' for Refusing to Make 'Gay Marriage' Cake Say Faith in God Is Unshakable
A conservative Christian couple from Northern Ireland who recently lost their appeal against a ruling that deemed their refusal to make a cake that read "support gay marriage" to be discriminatory, have said their faith in God remains unshakable.
A number of Protestant churches in Austria have slammed a right-wing politician for using God's name in a campaign slogan, arguing that God shouldn't be used as a means to attack other people and cultures.
A Syrian woman has recounted the horrifying details of how Islamic State jihadis killed hundreds of children in her village and executed her son after he refused to deny his faith in Jesus Christ.
Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Election Is a Choice Between 'Bad and Worse,' Says Iranian Pres. Rouhani
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, whose government is accused of committing human rights abuses against its citizens, including Christians, has reportedly called the U.S. presidential race between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump a choice between "bad to worse."
The Islamic State terror group has burned alive nine of its fighters by throwing them in trenches containing burning oil as punishment for fleeing the ongoing battle over the Iraqi city of Mosul.
Kurdish fighters said they had taken the town of Bashiqa near Mosul from Islamic State on Sunday as coalition forces pressed their offensive against the jihadists' last stronghold in Iraq.
A Christian megachurch pastor from China's northern Shanxi province was reportedly released after spending seven years in prison for protesting against the demolition of a house church, and is believed to be showing physical signs of mistreatment.
North Koreans Told Christians 'Kill People, Suck Their Blood,' Says Woman Who Started Prison Camp Church
A North Korean woman who was forced to work in a prison camp where she started a secret Christian church and won converts for the faith despite immense persecution, has revealed that people living under the regime are taught that Christians kill people and drink their blood.
Church members, visitors, and even the priest at Sainte Anne des Pins Catholic Church in Sudbury, Canada, have remarked that an artist's attempt at restoring the missing head of a decapitated baby Jesus statue with a temporary terra cotta substitute is "shocking to the eyes."
Ben Carson: Christians Should Be Outraged by UN Denying Judeo-Christian History at Israel's Temple Mount
Former Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson has slammed the United Nations and UNESCO for passing a resolution last week that denies the Christian and Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and Western Wall in Jerusalem.
A senior Roman Catholic exorcist has said the ritual of ridding people of demonic possession is sometimes too scary for young priests.
An Islamic State militant in the group's largest Iraqi stronghold of Mosul beheaded his own father for allegedly insulting the barbaric terrorist group's leader.
Boko Haram has freed 21 of more than 200 girls kidnapped by the Islamist militant group in April 2014 in the northern Nigerian town of Chibok, the government said on Thursday.
Nadia Murad, a young Yazidi woman whose family was massacred by the Islamic State terror group while she was kept as a sex slave before she managed to escape and later testify before the U.N. about the genocide of religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, has been awarded the prestigious Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize in Strasbourg on Monday.
A new law introduced by the Islamic State terror group in Iraq says keeping cats as pet is banned within its territories in the city of Mosul, as the practice goes against the group's "vision, ideology and beliefs."
Hurricane Matthew Tracker: Projected Path Map as Storm Hits Florida, Hundreds of Thousands Lose Power; Over 800 Dead in Haiti
Hurricane Matthew slammed into the eastern parts of Florida Friday morning, leaving hundreds of thousands of residents without power, while over 800 people have been killed in Haiti.
The Islamic State's vicious brutality is ongoing in the Syrian city of Raqqa where families who've fled the terror group say children's limbs are being severed by militants as punishment for alleged crimes.