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Burkina Faso’s 7 Army Chaplains Struggle Amid Jihadist Attacks
Once considered a beacon of peaceful coexistence between Christians and Muslims, the West African nation has been embroiled in unprecedented extremist violence.
India’s Christians Ask for Prayer as Virus Overwhelms Crematoriums
Severe oxygen shortage one of many challenges as India suffers the world’s worst surge of COVID-19 cases and deaths.
Biden’s Armenian Genocide Stance Pleases Christians, Angers Turkey
(UPDATED) Armenian evangelicals praise first US president to formally use word to describe 1915 massacre by Ottoman Turks.
Terrorists Target Palm Sunday Church Service in Indonesia
(UPDATED) Suicide bomb attack on Catholic Mass in Makassar, South Sulawesi, injures 20. Authorities blame local ISIS affiliate.
Sri Lanka Mulls Banning Burqas and Closing 1,000 Madrassas
Local evangelical alliance favors religious freedom for Muslim women in majority-Buddhist island nation.
At Mosul Church, Pope Asks Iraq’s Christians to Forgive ISIS and Rebuild
Francis’ personal visit to damaged churches in Nineveh Plains caps historic trip.
Switzerland’s New ‘Burqa Ban’ Divides Voters, Including Evangelicals
Officially neutral, Swiss Evangelical Alliance says “relationship to Muslims and support for religious freedom” is now more important than “restrictions to ensure our peaceful coexistence.”
Malaysian Christians Can Call God ‘Allah,’ Rules High Court
Decision ends a 35-year-old government ban on the usage of four Arabic words by Christian publications.
Court Will Weigh Christian Student’s $1 Case Against Georgia College
School now allows evangelism outside "speech zones," but Nigerian convert wants lawsuit to continue.
Tanzania’s President Focused on Prayer as Coronavirus Cases Climbed
East African nation has no plans in place to accept COVID-19 vaccines.
Iraq’s Struggling Christians Hope for Boost from Pope Francis Visit
Landmark trip will include Qaraqosh, where most families fled ISIS yet some are now trying to restore the Christian heartland of the Nineveh Plains.
Witnesses Recall Church Massacre in Ethiopia’s Holy City of Axum
Hundreds killed by Eritrean soldiers, alleges deacon at the Church of St. Mary of Zion, which Ethiopian Orthodox believe hosts the Ark of the Covenant.
After 330 Schoolboys Freed from Kidnappers, Advocates Ask About Leah Sharibu
Good news from Katsina prompts questions about Nigerian Christians still held captive by jihadists.
Coronavirus Kills Orthodox Leader Appreciated by Protestants and Catholics
Patriarch Irinej of the Serbian Orthodox Church died after attending funeral of Montenegro counterpart who also had COVID-19.
As Armenians Burn Homes, Will Azerbaijan Protect Churches?
Fate of Dadivank monastery among the many questions amid delayed transfer of territory under Nagorno-Karabakh armistice deal.
Symbolic Armenian Church Shelled in Clashes with Azerbaijan
Dome and interior of Ghazanchetsots (Holy Savior) Cathedral in Nagorno-Karabakh suffer damage.
Turkey Turns Another Historic Church into a Mosque
Like the Hagia Sophia, the fourth-century Chora monastery in Istanbul was operating as a museum.
Hagia Sophia Converted Back to Mosque by Turkey’s President
(UPDATED) Orthodox leaders and UNESCO object to famous former church no longer being a museum.
Israel Orders Christian TV Channel to Stop Broadcasting
GOD TV argues application for new Shelanu channel in Hebrew was forthright, decries decision as political.
Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Coronavirus Limits on Church Services
California restricting churches to 25% capacity or less than 100 worshipers “appear[s] consistent” with First Amendment, wrote Chief Justice John Roberts in 5–4 decision.