Pakistan: Hearing on Blasphemy Case Delayed
Voice of the Martyrs Canada says the appeal hearing for Asia Bibi, a Christian woman imprisoned for blasphemy, has been postponed, but no new date has been set.

Burma: Government Steps Up Attacks, Creates Rise In Medical Needs
Burma has been at war with itself since gaining independence from the British in 1948. The military government has had one goal on its mind: rid Burma of ethnic minorities, which comprise about 40% of the total population.

A Mass Exodus of Middle East Christians Could Be the Result of Ethnic Cleansing
The former President of Lebanon, Amine Gemayel, is a Maronite Christian. He recently warned of "an exodus approaching biblical proportions."

Kenyan Church Attack Leaves 4 Dead and 17 Injured
Four people have been killed by gunmen who opened fire in a church near the Kenyan port city of Mombasa.


    

WORLD

Israel Puts Military on High Alert Following Riots, Killing of Palestinians

The Israel Defense Forces has declared a high alert in Judea and Samaria after riots broke out in the sector over the weekend. The IDF is concerned that Palestinian violence may escalate to include the use of Molotov cocktails and potential stabbing and shooting attacks.

Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino and Border Police Commander Amos Yaakov visit the two men wounded in the Jenin operation (Photo credit: Israel Police Spokesperson's Office)

CHURCH

Archbishop of Canterbury Says the Church of England Will Provide No More Resistance to Homosexual Marriage Among Churchgoers

The Church of England will provide no more resistance to gay marriage among churchgoers, the Archbishop of Canterbury revealed last night.

The Most Rev Justin Welby acknowledged that many Anglicans would view the idea of special services honouring same-sex relationships as a "betrayal" of its traditions and even "apostacy".

MISSIONS

Thousands of Muslims Are Discovering Jesus of the Bib

It's being called one of the greatest human rights tragedies of our time. According to reports, radical Islam is targeting Christians. Muslim persecution of Christians is happening all over the world, including in Palestinian-controlled areas. Sadly, these stories are being ignored by the world.

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.


PERSECUTION

Qatar Court Finds American Christian Couple Guilty of Killing Their Adopted Daughter

A judge in Qatar on Thursday handed down a guilty verdict to an American couple, Grace and Matthew Huang, and sentenced them to three years in prison in the death of their 8-year-old adopted daughter in a trial that has drawn scrutiny from the Obama administration and American legal experts over its integrity.

Matthew and Grace Huang with two of their children (Photo courtesy: FreeMattAndGrace.com)

PERSPECTIVES

Study Gives 6 Reasons Why Only 2 in 10 Millennials Believe Church Attendance is Important

Millennials are a different breed when it comes to priorities, a Biola University dean said when a study released this week showed that only two in 10 people under 30 years of age believe church attendance is important. More than one-third of Millennial young adults (35 percent) take an anti-church stance.


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