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6 Christian Reactions to Trump's 'S***hole Countries' Comment: 'America's Soul Is at Stake'

1 in 12 Christians worldwide persecuted, report shows

Palestinian worshipers face enormous amount of pressure<p>><br>• ><p>Syriac Christian women pray during mass at the Saint Efram Syriac Orthodox Church in …

Gunmen Kill 16 Christians Leaving New Year's Day Church Service in Nigeria

Unidentified gunmen shot and killed at least 16 Christians following a New Year's Day church service in Nigeria.<p>BBC News reported Tuesday that the …

5 Signs of Increasing Religious Intolerance in China

In November, we reported three troubling developments facing Christians in China. From new religious regulations to the increased cult of personality …

Teen Sisters Tied Up for Days by Family in Laos for Going to Church, Refusing to Deny Jesus Christ

Two Christian sisters in the Asian nation of Laos say they were tied up and left outside for days by their family simply because they refused to …

Indian Christians suffer 23 attacks over Christmas period

Indian Christians suffered at least 23 religiously motivated attacks over the Christmas period, according to research by a persecution lobby …

Chinese Christians Hold Bible School in Secret

Parents in the city of Wenzhou, also known as "China's Jerusalem" due to its large Christian community, are saying that they will continue teaching …

Muslims Attack Coptic Christian Church in Egypt; Destroy Sacred Objects and Assault Worshippers

Hundreds of Muslim demonstrators assaulted a Coptic Christian church south of Cairo, calling for it to be demolished, wrecking sacred objects and …

Jesus

4 Christians Killed During Christmas Carol Massacre in Nigeria

Four Christians were killed two days before Christmas during a senseless attack on a Christmas carol celebration in Nigeria.<p>Human rights advocates …

Christians in China Ignore Sunday School Ban, Vow to Teach Children About Jesus Despite Gov't Restrictions

Christians in China's city of Wenzhou are ignoring the official ban on Sunday School classes -- and have vowed to continue teaching children about …

Human Rights

Christmas violence and arrests shake Indian Christians

The strains of Hindi carols have rung out in the Aligarh Church of Ascension every Christmas since 1858. Armed police on the grounds is a more recent tradition.<p>This year the officers will be out in force. On Thursday night in the north Indian city, Rahul Chauhan was playing tabla drums while the …

India

Hundreds of Muslim Demonstrators Attack Christians at Church in Egypt

A mob of Muslim demonstrators stormed a Coptic church south of Cairo, which is yet to be licensed by the government, and physically attacked …

DON’T CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS Christians told after carollers ATTACKED for ‘luring converters'

GETTYChristians in India have been warned not to celebrate Christmas<p>A group of 30 Christmas carollers were arrested in India after they were attacked …

For Believers in Hostile States, Christmas a Time of Fear

In China, enjoying a Christmas party could mean jail time for the relatives of Communist Party Members.<p>In Pakistan, Christians eagerly await …

Extremism

Op-Ed: Remembering the persecution of Bangladeshi Christians on Christmas

This Op-Ed/Analysis is the author's personal opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinions or views of JerusalemOnline.com if you would like …

Actor says Hollywood rejects him for being a Christian: Execs say no to ‘that guy and his Bible’

Actor Stephen Baldwin told The Hollywood Reporter this week that being a Christian in Hollywood has negatively impacted his career.<p>What are the details?<p>Speaking to Paul Bond of The Hollywood Reporter in a publicity stop for his new show, “The Great American Pilgrimage,” Baldwin said that he isn’t</i> …

Guest column: What would the world look like if Jesus had not been born?

For Christians, Christmas is a unique time of joy associated with the birth of the savior Jesus, whose life, death and resurrection makes possible a …

MALCOLM: This Christmas, reflect on the world’s persecuted Christians

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. That is, it’s a wonderful time of year for us in North America, where we enjoy vast religious …

Middle East

Coptic Christians Boys Share How Muslim Extremists Brutally Murdered Father in Front of Them After He Refused to Deny Christ

Two young Coptic Christian boys have recounted the horrific tale of how Muslim extremists in the Minya province of Egypt brutally murdered their …

Extremism

"Xmas" goes back to earliest Christians

As a writer, I avoid the use of “Merry Xmas.”<p>It’s a personal preference. I tend to avoid abbreviations, contractions, acronyms, initialisms and the …

The Real Santa Claus: Saint Nicholas, Man of God

Opinion<p>Posted: Dec 20, 2017 9:45 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>One of the …

God’s Man, for God’s Work: A Tribute to R. C. Sproul (1939-2017)

Ligonier Ministries founder was a category 5 hurricane of declaration, persuasion, and instruction. It is singularly appropriate that R. C. Sproul …

Faith

How to Celebrate Christmas as a Cultural Minority

Christians abroad and Muslims at home helped me find the holy day in the holiday. Holidays are a blend of culture, tradition, marketing, and …

Pastors in India Beaten, Forced to Sign Apology Letter Because the Gospel Offends Hindus

Two pastors who were attacked and beaten by Hindu extremists right before the beginning of a three-day Gospel meeting in India's Chhattisgarh state …

Hindu father beats, throws out own family for refusing to renounce Christian faith

A Hindu father in Haryana, northern India, has beaten, disowned, and thrown his own family out of their home after they refused to denounce their …

British Missionary Murdered for Singing 'Amazing Grace'

A British missionary who was abducted in Nigeria two months ago is dead, but three fellow hostages have since been freed.

Africa

7 Christian Missionaries Arrested After Hindus Accuse Them of 'Forcible Conversion' in India

Seven pastors have been arrested in Northern India and could face years in prison after they were accused of forcible conversion even though family …

British Missionary Kidnapped in Nigeria has been Killed

A British missionary who was abducted in October by a Nigerian cult has reportedly been killed.

Africa

Christian family ‘beaten and thrown out on to the street for refusing to renounce faith’

GETTYControversial: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was elected in 2014<p>And now Ramesh Kumar is calling on fellow residents of the Indian village …

Kidnappings, Threats of Massacre Terrorize Christians in Kano State, Nigeria

Kidnappings, along with threats of massacres by Islamic extremists, are continuing with the approval of some state officials in a concerted effort to …

Africa