Important developments in the church and the world.
May 14, 2013
(UPDATED) Controversial proposal to end terror campaign creates another faultline for Christians in Africa's most-populous nation.
May 14, 2013
Paul Marshall, Nina Shea, and Lela Gilbert take an ecumenical approach to fighting international persecution.
April 22, 2013
Imprisoned for distributing Bibles in Iran, Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh saw its verses of suffering and forgiveness come alive.
April 10, 2013
Egyptian church's troubles spill into Libya and Sudan.
March 27, 2013
You can argue that Christians are more free than they were 30 years ago. But persecution is rising and the central government does plan to eradicate house churches.
February 27, 2013
A new report on persecution belies important changes in the country's religious freedom.
February 25, 2013
Report: Govt.-sponsored persecution rose 42 percent in 2012.
February 18, 2013
Compass Direct News is no more, but two new groups hope to continue its impact.
January 8, 2013
Latest shuffle occurs after November hearings for 19 suspects accused of brutal 2007 murders.
December 11, 2012
Once-a-decade Communist Party transition 'bodes well' for the surging Chinese church.
November 20, 2012
One-time atheist and now head of ChinaAid, Bob Fu believes China may soon have one of the largest populations of Christians worldwide.
September 13, 2012
Continued surge in sectarian violence has local governments debating how to stop it.
August 8, 2012
State Department renews call for release of pastor sentenced to death.
July 11, 2012
Reactions are varied, but fear is prevalent.
June 25, 2012
But is the 10-point agreement worthy of trust?
May 31, 2012
Coptic Christians test new strategies to thrive in an Islamist Egypt.
May 31, 2012
Youcef Nadarkhani's beliefs raises strategic questions.
May 17, 2012
The Republican presidential candidate can appeal to evangelicals by standing against global persecution.
May 14, 2012
Leader of prominent persecution ministry was being investigated by police on allegations of molesting a young girl.
April 20, 2012
Picks from Carl Moeller, CEO of Open Doors USA and coauthor of 'The Privilege of Persecution'
April 17, 2012
A new kids' curriculum adds a different focus.
March 12, 2012
Religious freedom rhetoric should not be a partisan tool.
February 29, 2012
Home to one of the longest running civil wars in the world, recent gestures offer cautious hope to Burma's Christians.
January 27, 2012
Nigerian Christians abandon cheek-turning.
December 19, 2011
The congressman pleads for a passionate American commitment to international religious freedom.
November 17, 2011
Churches attacked and threatened with demolition as Bashir reiterates promise to make Sudan strictly Islamic.
October 26, 2011
Operation Mobilization India transforms itself into a local witness.
October 21, 2011
Watchdog may close up in less than a month. (Updated)
October 19, 2011
Courts avoid decision in apostasy case, may hear further appeal. (Updated)
October 12, 2011
The bloodiest day since Egypt’s uprising was caused by a peaceful Christian protest.
October 10, 2011
Reports differ on Nadarkhani’s status and next steps.
October 6, 2011
A non-Christian reporter profiles martyrs of the Middle Kingdom. A review of 'God Is Red.'
September 28, 2011
Mom gets 18 months probation for showing her daughter a ritual chicken death.
September 15, 2011
After 9/11, the missionary's ten-year journey leads from the Taliban to Iraqi Kurdistan.
September 12, 2011
Mugabe regime violently targeting wide spectrum of congregations.
August 10, 2011
What they really think about evangelicals, and why we worry about it.
August 5, 2011
Members of one of China's largest house churches continue to meet amid arrests.
July 20, 2011
Church leaders say the embattled president should stay on.
July 7, 2011