Christian refugees who have managed to flee the Islamic State terror group in Syria have revealed in a testimony video that the jihadists are trafficking captured men and children to a so-called "school of death" where they carry out beheadings and sell young girls at a slave market.
Tensions over the refugee crisis in Germany have been rising this week with major protests against Chancellor Angela Merkel's vow to take in at least 800,000 refugees from Syria and the Middle East. Close to 9,000 members of the anti-migrant PEGIDA movement marched in Dresden earlier this week, while Merkel was mocked by a German TV channel who depicted her wearing an Islamic headscarf.
World's First Openly Lesbian Bishop to Remove Crosses, Build Islamic Prayer Room in Swedish Seamen's Church
Eva Brunne, the world's first openly lesbian bishop, has called for a church in Stockholm, Sweden, to remove all signs of the cross, and instead build an Islamic prayer room in order to welcome Muslims. Several other Christian leaders in Sweden have criticized the suggestion.
Syriac Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III Younan has warned that the vast refugee crisis in Iraq and Syria has reached "biblical proportions," and fleeing Christians are begging Western countries to step up and save them from persecution at the hands of extremists.
Christian Mother Asia Bibi Living in Death Row 'Hell Hole;' Ordered to 'Praise Allah' If She Ever Hopes to Get Out
Witnesses have said that Asia Bibi, the Christian mother of five who was sentenced to death in Pakistan, is living in deplorable prison conditions, which they describe as a "hell hole." Bibi is reportedly bombarded with constant pressure to embrace Islam, but refuses to deny her Christian faith.
A Yazidi woman who fled captivity at the hands of the Islamic State terror group has claimed that hundreds of others are taking their own lives rather than be subjected to sex slavery by the jihadists.
A group of 12 Christians, including the 12-year-old son of a Syrian missionary who established nine house churches in the region, were brutally murdered by Islamic State militants in a village outside of Aleppo in August for refusing to deny Jesus Christ, according to a new report from Christian Aid Mission.
ISIS and Nazi Germany Perpetrating Same 'Disease' of Genocide, Says Catholic Priest and Holocaust Investigator
A Roman Catholic priest and Holocaust investigator has said that although they operated under a different ideology, the crimes of Nazi Germany and the atrocities committed by the Islamic State terror group can be compared under the same "disease" of genocide.
Entire Middle East 'Will Be Destroyed' If ISIS Gains Power Warns Assad as Russia Escalates Syrian Airstrikes, Targets US Allies
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has warned that unless world powers find a way to work together to address the ongoing war in Syria, the entire Middle East region "will be destroyed." U.S. President Barack Obama has meanwhile launched an investigation into the bombing of a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Afghanistan by American jets, which killed 22 people.
The Vatican announced Saturday the dismissal of a Polish priest who came out as gay and having a partner and protested against the Catholic Church's teachings against homosexuality.
British Pastor James McConnell will face a three-day trial in December for broadcasting a sermon on the Internet using a public electronics communications network where he called Islam "satanic" and "heathen."
Metropolitan Jean-Clément Jeanbart, of the Melkite Archdiocese of Aleppo, Syria, has warned that the ongoing exodus of Christians from the Middle East — fleeing war and persecution — is an "apocalyptic and fatal" development.
Thousands of Evangelical Christians Flock to Jerusalem to Support Israel; Anticipate Christ's Return
Thousands of Evangelical Christians from over 80 countries reportedly flocked to Jerusalem this week for the Feast of Tabernacles to show support for Israel, and anticipate biblical prophecy centered on the eventual return of Jesus Christ.
An official of the Russian Orthodox Church believes Russia is fighting a "holy battle" in Syria.
Russia began its airstrike operations in war-torn Syria Wednesday, but has reportedly been targeting U.S.-backed rebels who are fighting against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, instead of focusing on the Islamic State terror group.
A group of Hindu extremists have reportedly warned all foreign Christian missionaries to leave Nepal, following a series of church attacks in recent weeks. Christians are being blamed for "corrupting the country," while a new Constitution bans people from converting others to their faith.
Muslim extremists burned down three Christian churches in Tanzania last week and issued threats to the area's Christians, a leading Christian persecution monitor has reported.
Pastor Saeed Abedini Won't Be Set Free Until the US First Releases 19 Iranian Criminals, Says President Rouhani
Naghmeh Abedini, the wife of imprisoned American Pastor Saeed Abedini, has slammed the apparent offer by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to free her husband in exchange for releasing Iranian prisoners being held in the United States. Naghmeh argued that her husband is not "collateral" to be treated as such.
The Taliban has reportedly captured the northern Afghanistan city of Kunduz, its first major victory against the U.S. and allied forces since 2001. Afghan forces, along with U.S. airstrikes, have immediately began a counter-operation aimed at taking back Kunduz.
Major sectarian violence between Christians and Muslims in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, has left at least 24 people dead and over 100 wounded over the weekend.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has fired back against Republican members of Congress who've criticized the nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and several Western states, calling them "laughable" and suggesting that they don't even know where Iran is located.
Christians Must 'Get Their Heads Out of the Sand' and Help Persecuted Believers, Says Aid to the Church in Need Chairman (Part 2)
Governments and media organizations in the Western world must stop ignoring the mass slaughter of believers in the Middle East, says George J. Marlin, chairman of Aid to the Church in Need, an organization that provides aid to persecuted Christians.
Naghmeh Abedini, the wife of imprisoned American Pastor Saeed Abedini, has met with over 100 Parliamentarians from nearly 50 countries to urge them to sign a letter calling for her husband's release. This week marks Abedini's third anniversary in prison, as well as the 70th session of the General Assembly of the U.N. in New York, which Iran's President Hassan Rouhani will attend.
A Syrian mother and widow was tortured with whips and hot coals by female members of the Islamic State terror group until she revealed the identities of the wives of fighters who took up arms against IS militants.
A Yazidi community member has shared a gruesome story where one mother captured by the Islamic State terror group was told she ate the meat of her own toddler. The Yazidis have been speaking out about the atrocities they continue suffer at the hands ohttp://images.christianpost.com/full/83058/iraq.jpgf IS, and have criticized President Obama for not doing enough to help them.
Finding Life on Mars Might Change Christians' Perception of God, Vatican Astronomer Says About NASA Discovery
Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, director of the Vatican Observatory, has commented on the recent NASA discovery that suggests there might be flowing water on Mars, by stating that finding alien life could paint a different picture to who God is for Christians.
With the recent news that Russian forces are joining the fight against the Islamic State terror group in Syria, but will be fighting on President Bashar al-Assad's side, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter noted that America will still be attempting to pursue both the fall of Assad and the fall of the Islamic terrorists.
When it comes to taking action to help Syrian refugees, 90-year-old Marion Courtney has got her head in the game — literally. The British woman shaved her head on Saturday to show support and raise funds for Christian Aid.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly called singer Sir Elton John and agreed to meet with him in the future, only days after an apparent prankster had impersonated Putin in a phone call to John. The British musician has been urging Putin to meet with him to discuss gay rights in Russia.
Sandy Phan-Gillis, an American businesswoman from Houston, Texas, has formerly been arrested by the government of China, which has accused her of "activities harmful to Chinese national security," and has held her for the past six months. Her husband has spoken out and said Phan-Gillis is neither a spy nor a thief.
Pastor Saeed Abedini Tasered, Threatened With New Charges and More Time in Iran Prison as Wife Pleads for His Release
After a new round of verbal and physical abuse from Iranian intelligence officers Wednesday, American Pastor Saeed Abedini was threatened with additional charges and more time in prison as his faithful wife, Naghmeh, pleaded for his release.
A Christian woman from India who was hired by a British family to work as a nanny in extremely poor conditions and barred from practicing her Christian faith, won £184,000 in unpaid wages in the U.K.'s first-ever caste discrimination case.
#Goeverywhere Campaign to Create Global Christian Online 'Thunderclap,' Spread Gospel Message on Sept. 30
An international online evangelism organization is aiming to bring together thousands of Christians on Sept. 30 to create an online "Thunderclap," where a Gospel message video, along with further outreach, will collectively be shared at the same time through the participants' social networks, aimed at getting the world's attention.
A devoted Christian from the village of Huey in Savannakhet province, Laos, has died after his release from prison, where authorities denied him vital diabetes medication and watched him visibly deteriorate without helping. Human rights groups have said that the man, Tiang Kwentianthong, was arrested nine months ago after he was caught praying for a sick woman.
Catholic Priest Vilified for Telling Followers to Drink 'Miracle' Water From Spring Virgin Mary Led Him To
A Roman Catholic priest from Sicily is being vilified by church leaders after he allegedly told his followers to drink "sacred" water from a spring he claims the voice of the Virgin Mary told him about.
UK Turning Its Back on Christian Refugees? British Policy to Give 20K Muslims Asylum, Persecution Groups Say
Anglican leader Justin Welby, as well as Christian persecution watchdog groups, have warned that U.K. government policies on granting asylum are discriminating against Christians who are avoiding entering formal refugee camps populated by Sunni Muslims amid fears of attacks by Islamic radicals.
Pastor Kong Hee a 'Well-Practiced Liar' Who Used Megachurch Funds for Wife's Popstar Career, Prosecutor Accuses
Deputy Public Prosecutor Mavis Chionh has said in her closing oral submissions in the long-standing trial of City Harvest Church pastor Kong Hee that the senior leader is a "well-practiced liar" who misused millions in church funds for his wife's popstar career.
15-Year-Old Danish Girl Savagely Kills Her Mother With Knife After Being Inspired by ISIS Beheading Videos
Lisa Borch, a 15-year-old teenager from Denmark, murdered her mother last year after stabbing her at least 20 times with a kitchen knife. Borch was allegedly inspired by watching the Islamic State terror group's beheading videos online, and was planning to move with her 29-year-old Iraqi boyfriend to Syria to join the jihadists.