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Judges: ICE Can’t Deport 100 Christians to Indonesia (Yet)
Immigrants in New Hampshire and New Jersey ‘fear persecution and torture’ back home.
No Refuge: Persecuted Christians Entering US Dwindle to Record Low
The United States took in 100 times fewer Middle Eastern refugees than two years ago.
Half of Americans Say Evangelicals Are Discriminated Against
Pew: Amid growing awareness of discrimination, anti-Semitism has spiked the most.
Many Europeans Happy to Pay Tax to Churches They Don’t Attend
Pew finds a majority in six Western European countries are content to pay their “church tax” to support the common good.
US Continues to Condemn China’s ‘War on Faith’
A new State Department report notes some “good news,” like improving conditions in Uzbekistan, though the list of worst religious persecutors remains largely unchanged.
Israel Supreme Court Ruling Backs Aramean Christian Rights
A decision allowing busing to Hebrew schools calls out the significance of preserving this minority tradition’s unique identity.
Bethlehem Christians Bear Burden of Israel’s Coronavirus Crackdown
Given the Church of the Nativity closure and self-quarantine of tourists—including 13 Alabama Baptists—locals fear the economy won't be resurrected by Easter.
Hospital Restrictions Bar Chaplains from Ministering Bedside
At a time when patients and staff are desperate for hope, many spiritual leaders must offer their solace from a distance.
Calvin of Arabia: Protestant Theology Translated into ArabicSubscriber Access Only
Labor of love brings the Reformation’s seminal work into the Middle East.
Turkey Keeps American Pastor Behind Bars—At Least for Three More Months
Andrew Brunson has spent most of the last two years in prison based on wild—or absent—accusations.
US Report Bashes China’s Religious Freedom Violations
With its crackdown on Christians and other faiths, the communist country ranks as a top offender by USCIRF for 20 years in a row.
Pro-Life and Pro-Choice Clinics Have the Same Adoption Referral Rate: 1%Subscriber Access Only
Why adoption has become a less popular option.
Western Europe’s Christians Are As Religious As America’s ‘Nones’
However, Pew researchers find Christianity across 15 countries is “not just a ‘nominal’ identity devoid of practical importance.”
Ireland’s Blasphemy Ban Is Gone, But Dozens of Countries Still Enforce Them
Irish Christians hope the change will put pressure on places like Pakistan, where Asia Bibi faces the death penalty for remarks against Muhammad.
Do Methodists Have a Case Against Jeff Sessions?
Though the denomination is the least likely in the US to administer church discipline, critical voices have been swirling around its highest-ranking politician.
Keep the X in X-Mas
The abbreviation offends 6 in 10 evangelicals, but its history is deeply Christian
Cuban Christians Unite Against New Constitution
Before the vote passed, evangelicals flexed unprecedented political might in a controversial campaign opposing a new definition of marriage and other national reforms.
The Gospel of AI: Evangelicals Want Tech to Remain Good News
In a “pioneering” new statement, leaders emphasize humanity’s moral authority over emergent technology like artificial intelligence.
Across 27 Countries, Most Don’t Mind More Religion in Society
Pew survey of 30,000 people finds a median of 39% favor, 13% oppose a “more important role for religion.”

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