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
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
Another Record Year of Religious Violence in Indonesia?
Surge bolsters stance of New Jersey pastor harboring asylum-seeking refugees in his church.
Home > Archives > 2012 > June. Religious Freedom. Another Record Year of Religious Violence in Indonesia? Surge bolsters stance of New Jersey pastor
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.
Roundup of Christmas Gleanings
Some links to tide you over as Gleanings takes a break for the holidays.
DC during the 2009 Christmas season. In Indonesia, Islamists are threatening to disrupt an open-air Christmas Eve mass. CT has regularly noted how
Telling Stories: Documentaries and St. Augustine
What does 2013's crop of documentaries have to do with the first memoir?
Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer does an extraordinary thing: he examines Indonesia's bloody past by having former "movie theater gangsters"—thugs hired by the government to
When Sexual Abuse Comes to Light
How a generation of children, sexually abused overseas, aims to protect others before it happens.
Alliance Academy case was coming into the open, we heard many reports of similar abuses from Alliance boarding schools such as Quito Alliance, Sentani, Indonesia; Bongolo School