Events and issues facing believers around the world
- As Churches Offer Refuge, Sudanese Christians Refine Theology of War“Already but not yet” takes on new meaning as violence scatters believers from Khartoum to corners of Sudan where biblical application has long been lived.
- Estonia Seminary Unites War-Weary Russians and Ukrainians in ChristBaltic Methodist Seminary offers a rare safe space to Slavic foes.
- Religious Freedom Violations Go WestAnnual watchdog report expands to Latin America, continues to cite China, Iran, and Saudi Arabia among 28 nations restricting minority faiths.
- Khartoum Churches Damaged as Sudan Descends Closer to Civil WarAs foreigners evacuate, Sudanese Christians remain caught in the crossfire of rival generals.
- Conservative Anglicans Reject Church of England and Archbishop of Canterbury(UPDATED) Gafcon gathering in Rwanda pledges to create alternative authority structures, while Global South fellowship stays separate.
- Myanmar Sentences Baptist Leader to 6 Years in PrisonUPDATED: Supporters say the charges against Hkalam Samson, an outspoken critic of the junta's human rights abuses, are politically motivated.
- Chinese Christians Seeking Asylum Fly to USUPDATED: After arrest in Bangkok, the “Mayflower church” leaves for America.
- Syria Has Six Months to Receive Your Earthquake AidUS waiver temporarily allows for funds to bypass sanctions against the Assad government. Christian charities experience mixed results.
- Amid the Languish of Lebanon, Christians Lead with Resilience and PrayerThe conflict over daylight saving is the latest moment of chaos in a country where believers’ management principles—shared in a new book—challenge the regional authoritarian mindset.
- Saudi Arabia Embraced Coptic Christmas. Could Its First Church Be Next?Bishop describes decade-long development of pastoral visits to Egyptian Christians, amid speculation of the kingdom’s steps toward religious freedom.