First Christian Governor in Indonesia Suspected of Blasphemy
Uproar over alleged 'misuse' of Qur'an creates tense situation for pluralistic country.
First Christian Governor in Indonesia Suspected of Blasphemy. About 1 percent of Indonesia's 250 million people are ethnic Chinese, while less than 9 percent are Christian.
Passion Students Sponsor Every Compassion Child in Four Countries
Attendees at 50,000-strong conference commit to financially support 7,000 children in developing world.
International's 65-year history, 18- to 25-year-olds at the 2017 Passion Conference last week erased the list of children waiting for sponsors in El Salvador, Indonesia, Rwanda, and
How Indonesia’s 'Religious Harmony' Law Has Closed 1,000 Churches
Even churches with proper documentation are being denied building permits. Why?
How Indonesia's 'Religious Harmony' Law Has Closed 1,000 Churches. “This is our attempt to keep Indonesia a country for all. Indonesia is not a country based on any one religion.”.
Jazz, Joey Alexander, and a Window on God
A musical prodigy reveals something beyond the material
Alexander. Alexander hails from Bali, Indonesia detouring through Jakarta and now New York City. He may be the first jazz piano savant in history. It
Gleanings: January/February 2017
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our January/February issue).
CT Staff/ December 30, 2016. Indonesia: Christian governor accused of blasphemy. Indonesia's first Christian governor in 50 years faced blasphemy accusations
Compassion: Why We’re Leaving India, But Still Have Hope
‘Frustrated’ CEO explains how shutdown of 589 centers serving 145,000 children will affect staff, sponsors, and churches.
In 1985, after 17 years serving children in Indonesia, Compassion pulled out “in order to maintain its commitment to financial integrity.” But by 1988 it was back, and “some of the
The Christian's best option is love.
radicalized. Even my pastor tried to satiate my appetite by offering me his book, My Friend the Fanatic, a memoir that chronicles radicalization in Indonesia.
The Favorite Bible Verses of 88 Nations
Israel and Afghanistan favor the same verse. So do Italy and Saudi Arabia.
Notable nations where usage increased include Argentina, Cameroon, Mozambique, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Nepal, which YouVersion called “one of the most rapid increases in
13 Million Flee Religion-Linked Conflicts Worldwide
Federal agency calls for US to resettle at least 100,000 refugees per year.
Blasphemy laws: “Pakistan, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, and Saudi Arabia are among the countries with blasphemy laws that egregiously violate religious freedom and position the
Morning Roundup 6/23/15
Christians Observing Ramadan; Praying for ISIS; God and Charleston
studied Islam, we were familiar with this expression of piety, but learned much more during the years we lived in a Muslim country—the largest Muslim country in the world, Indonesia.