Does Islam Encourage Violence More Than Other Religions?
New Pew survey examines who says yes and no.
their doing has nothing to do with Islam.” President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia, the most populous Muslim country in the world, said in August that his country would “not
Meriam Ibrahim, Sudanese Woman Sentenced for Apostasy, Released
(UPDATED) May face another lawsuit from family.
Islam. Vigilantes have killed, beaten, and threatened converts in Pakistan, the Palestinian areas, Turkey, Nigeria, Indonesia, Somalia, and Kenya. In
New Poverty-Fighting Alliance Launches
World Relief, Germany-based PartnerAid combine to grow programs, donor base.
in nine countries in North Africa and Asia to fight chronic poverty and provide disaster relief: Sudan, Somalia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Indonesia, and Yemen
How the World's Top 10 Countries Search the Bible Differently
Are pastors preaching Paul too much and Old Testament too little? Leading Bible website analyzes top verses searched by millions worldwide.
Yet China, India, the United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Russia, and Japan each search the Bible differently, according to a new study of 2013 visits to
The Spirit Sweeps Over Bali
Charismatic churches surge in growth amid a devout—and sometimes violent—Hindu majority.
Bali, one of Indonesia's 17,508 islands, is home to Indonesia's Hindu minority. The province of Bali is 93 percent Hindu, while Indonesia as a whole is 85 percent Muslim.
'Allah': For Muslims Only
Malaysian Court forbids Christian paper from using a word Christians have used for centuries.
Despite the religious clashes in Malaysia over the word Allah, some churches still plan to use it in their worship services, while Indonesia and most other Arab countries see nothing
8 in 10 U.S. Muslims Reject Suicide Bombing as 'Never Justified'
New Pew report shows U.S. Muslims are more moderate than Muslims worldwide.
half of Muslims in most countries surveyed say they worry about religious extremists in their own country, including two-thirds or more of Muslims in Egypt, Tunisia, Iraq and Indonesia.
Major Missions Agency Picks 'Radical' New President
Megachurch pastor David Platt is now the younger face of the Southern Baptist Convention's International Mission Board.
Platt, who has ministered in India, Nepal, Indonesia, and an unspecified country in the Horn of Africa, replaces Tom Elliff, who at 70 is nearly double Platt's age.
Another Record Year of Religious Violence in Indonesia?
Surge bolsters stance of New Jersey pastor harboring asylum-seeking refugees in his church.
Another Record Year of Religious Violence in Indonesia? Surge bolsters stance of New Jersey pastor harboring asylum-seeking refugees in his church.
Indonesian Immigrants Holed Up in New Jersey Church Won’t Be Deported
(UPDATED) The eight Christians, who claim they fled persecution, are temporarily free to stay in the United States.
The "immigration fugitives" are now on "order of supervision," which means the six men and two women–who said they fled persecution for their faith in Indonesia–must check in with
The Broken Beauty of the Global Church
Tim Keesee reports from places where persecuted Christians live with suffering and joy.
He tells of Ika, a Muslim-background believer from Indonesia, who was rejected by her family, kept from her children, and cut off from her community.