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No Matter Where You Are, Religious Freedom Is Getting Worse
A decade of analysis from Pew details what global faith leaders already know: From China to Europe, from the Middle East to the US, persecution is climbing.
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.
The Global Refugee Crisis Hit a Record High. The US Welcome for the Persecuted Is at a Record Low.
America is on track to admit 82 percent fewer religious minorities from the countries where they face the most danger.
Praying for Patients Is Common, But Comes With Legal Risk
Most healthcare workers want to offer spiritual care if the sick are open to it—but doing so cost a Pentecostal nurse in the UK her job.
South Pacific Churches Targeted in Billion-Dollar Cryptocurrency Scam
High-tech con used trusted pastors in Samoa and New Zealand to trick hundreds of congregants into investments that have gone nowhere.
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.
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.
Half of Americans Say Evangelicals Are Discriminated Against
Pew: Amid growing awareness of discrimination, anti-Semitism has spiked the most.
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.”
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.
Half of Pastors Worry Speaking Out on Social Issues Will Offend People
Protestant clergy feel the pressure around addressing LGBT identity and same-sex marriage, but that doesn’t mean they’ll change their message.
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 Top Reasons Young People Drop Out of Church
Even with 1 in 4 leaving over politics, college kids are more likely to return after a hiatus than leave for good.
The 7 People Christians Trust More Than Their Pastors
Gallup’s latest poll finds Americans now believe clergy (at a record low) are nearly as honest and ethical as journalists (at a record high).
Keep the X in X-Mas
The abbreviation offends 6 in 10 evangelicals, but its history is deeply Christian
The Top Bible Verses of 2018 Don’t Come from Jesus or Paul
For the first time in recent years, YouVersion and Bible Gateway users searched for and shared verses from Old Testament prophets the most.
Brits’ Top Response to Theology Questions? ‘Don’t Know’
Uncertainty and heresy are common in the UK, but evangelicals stand out for fidelity to orthodoxy.
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.
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.
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.
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