Historic cathedrals across England have drawn criticism for hosting what critics call "rave in the nave" events, aiming to attract new visitors and raise funds with silent discos, including the venerable Canterbury Cathedral.
A taxi driver in Essen, Germany, is contesting a fine imposed by local authorities for displaying a Bible verse sticker on his vehicle, which reads "Jesus – I am the way. The truth. And the life," sparking a debate over religious expression and advertising laws.
Indonesia has officially changed a decades-old state policy of referring to Christian holidays by their Islamic names, such as Isa Messiah for Jesus Christ. President Joko Widodo signed a Presidential Decree to mark this shift to accommodate the Christian population in the country, which has the world’s largest Muslim population.
The Church of England is poised to address the escalating issue of parishioners bullying clergy, with proposals for legal sanctions and a new code of conduct on the agenda for the upcoming General Synod. The move follows numerous reports of vicars being aggressively forced out by congregants.
A priest in St. Petersburg has suffered a stroke after being arrested and detained for planning a memorial service for the late Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny in Russia.
Christian groups have launched a campaign urging Moza bint Nasser, the mother of Qatar’s Emir, to leverage her influence for the release of hostages in Gaza. A billboard featuring bint Nasser and an Israeli infant hostage appeared in Times Square, New York City, bearing the plea “It’s in your hands” and “Release the hostages.”
British police have escalated their actions against Christian street preachers in Uxbridge, London, threatening arrests over allegations of hate crimes and violations of anti-social behavior laws.
Christians in Germany are expressing their concerns over a proposed bill that aims to establish censorship zones around abortion facilities, potentially penalizing pro-life prayers and offers of help, with fines up to €5,000, or $6,300.
Over 8,000 Christians were reportedly killed in Nigeria in 2023 amid a rise in attacks, abductions and killings in recent years, according to estimates included in a report released this week by a civil society organization.
Judges in the United Kingdom have expressed concerns over church leaders being misled or "duped" by asylum seekers who convert to Christianity to evade deportation.