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Crackdown towards Christians in Eritrea continues

Eritrea (MNN) -- Phrase of an ongoing crackdown on Christians comes out of Eritrea right this moment. Todd Nettleton, spokesman for the Voice of the Martyrs USA tells us, “Simply final week, June third, 30 extra Christians had been arrested. This comes after a pair weeks earlier than [when] 141 Christians within the capital metropolis of Asmara... Read more

Early Church conversations on politics, abortion, and religion nonetheless related at the moment

North Africa (MNN) -- When discussing at the moment’s scorching button points like religion in politics, authorized freedoms, and abortion, you in all probability don’t hear many individuals quoted from 2,000 years in the past. However perhaps it's best to. Worldwide Media Ministries (IMM) is engaged on an eight-part docu-drama collection known as The Heritage... Read more

Want a singular Father’s Day current? Reward a goat

USA (MNN) -- Father’s Day spending within the U.S. is anticipated to achieve a report $16 billion this yr, in response to the Nationwide Retail Federation. Simply over 75 p.c of individuals plan to have a good time the event, NRF’s survey signifies, and 45 p.c wish to purchase one thing “unique” for dad. How... Read more

Christians face new non secular freedom risk in China

China (MNN) -- Authorities oppression is a well-known actuality for Chinese language Christians, however new enforcement strategies elevate concern. It’s a troubling growth on the heels of the Tiananmen Sq. Bloodbath’s 30-year anniversary. Between June three and 4, 1989, unknown hundreds of Chinese language residents died by the hands of armed army forces. As recounted... Read more

EveryCampus invitations YOU to prayer stroll schools

USA (MNN) – The EveryCampus Management Summit is going on immediately in Atlanta, Georgia. The importance of this summit is its deal with the EveryCampus marketing campaign. (Picture courtesy of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship) InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and Cru bought the ball rolling for the EveryCampus marketing campaign, which over 40 organizations have joined. A few... Read more

Widow sponsorship has vital impression in Kenya’s slums

Kenya (MNN) – Kenya Hope’s ministry is reaching impoverished areas of Kenya via a novel methodology. The group forges partnerships between American and Kenyan church buildings in assist and prayer. “Our goal is to build relationships within these communities, build relationships with the churches, and also build a relationship with people that sponsor to direct individuals... Read more

Christians prime of the persecution listing

Worldwide (MNN) -- Following an unprecedented rise of violence towards spiritual communities and non secular minorities, together with Christians, the United Nations’ Normal Meeting put aside August 22 because the "International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief". Co-sponsors of the brand new decision embrace Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Iraq,... Read more

Deaf Bible Society celebrates progress, goals for “God-sized” objectives

Worldwide (MNN) -- Roughly 95 % of the world’s 400-plus signal languages don't have any Scripture. Fortunately, Deaf Bible Society notes important progress in signal language Bible translation. Deaf Bible Society’s Chantel Pagan says 28 signal languages now have Bible parts accessible 24-7 on the Deaf Bible App and web site. Be taught extra about... Read more

Bethany Christian Companies’ rebrand displays 75 years of ministry

Worldwide (MNN) – Bethany Christian Companies is rebranding their group to replicate a broader outlook of their work and to assist in the growth and understanding of their applications with companions and beneficiaries. “We’ve had the same materials around for years,” Bethany’s President Chris Palusky says. “People, they’ve known us for domestic infant adoption… but... Read more

2019: A lethal yr in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia (MNN) – In line with a number of human rights watchdog teams, Saudi Arabia will possible execute extra individuals in 2019 than another yr this decade. As of June, Riyadh has already executed over 100 individuals, with six months left in 2019. For comparability, this surpasses 2015, wherein the federal government killed 158.... Read more

Ministry hopes to stir revival in war-scarred Cambodia

Cambodia (MNN) -- A Cambodian proverb says, “Fear not the future, weep not for the past.” This proverb is acceptable for a rustic whose current historical past is riddled with tragedy and who nonetheless feels the reverberations of this historical past at present. Following the Vietnam Battle, Cambodia was overtaken by Communist guerilla forces referred... Read more

‘Legion’ provides hope to despondent cultures

Worldwide (MNN) -- Do you battle a sinful behavior that you just simply can’t appear to shake? It could seem to be a “demon” at occasions; haunting your steps, ready to tempt you in occasions of weak spot. If this describes your Christian stroll, Legion could also be a useful useful resource. Legion is a... Read more

Renewed violence is orphaning, displacing hundreds in DR Congo

*This text comprises graphic components* DR Congo (MNN) -- A brand new wave of maximum violence in DR Congo is making a foul state of affairs even worse. Ebola continues to unfold within the nation at a daunting tempo because the outbreak started in August. And because the UN and ministries attempt to stem the... Read more

Why tech and media are neither good, nor unhealthy

Worldwide (MNN) -- Cybersecurity and information mining are high know-how points in right now’s digital world, and so they have an effect on everybody from authorities officers to your next-door neighbor. U.S. tech big Apple just lately got here underneath hearth for its lackluster privateness controls. iPhone apps purportedly observe troubling quantities of private information.... Read more

Silk Street transmitter connects Central Asia to the Gospel

Central Asia (MNN) – The ‘Silk Road’ is a well-known route that connects elements of Asia with East Africa and Southern Europe. Now, the Silk Street Transmitter will join these elements of Asia with the Gospel.  Right this moment, Trans World Radio (TWR) debuts its new AM Silk Street Transmitter. TWR has been engaged on... Read more

Church buildings face bother amid Algeria’s political stalemate

Algeria (MNN) -- Algeria has been in a state of flux since ousting longtime chief Abdelaziz Bouteflika in early April. An upcoming presidential election – beforehand slated for July 4 – is now off the books. Protestors stay within the streets immediately for the 16th straight week. Director of Center East Concern, Daniel Hoffman, summarizes... Read more

Muslim man encounters God in desires

USA (MNN) – Ramadan got here to an finish earlier this week and was adopted by the celebration known as Eid al-Fitr or the "pageant of breaking the quick.” Ramadan, the holiest month within the Islamic calendar, is a time of intense looking for God. In the USA, one Muslim man's search was answered in... Read more

The value of religion in Southeast Asia

Asia (MNN) – World Mission’s attain in Asia spans to nations within the southeast, together with Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Indonesia, and extra. In sure areas, there's persecution that places previous and new believers in danger. Greg Kelley not too long ago traveled to Asia to attach with and encourage World Mission's nationwide companions on the... Read more

Serving to Iran’s persecuted Christians includes sanctions, prayer

Iran (MNN) -- U.S. President Donald Trump is house immediately following a three-day go to to the UK, however he didn’t depart earlier than discussing Iran. British officers reportedly fear that faltering U.S.-Iran relations may result in regional battle. Extra about that right here. On the identical time, non secular freedom advocates within the U.S.... Read more

Nationwide believers very important to work in Bangladesh’s restricted areas

Bangladesh (MNN) -- Christians in Bangladesh are a minority, however God remains to be elevating up leaders. FMI’s Bruce Allen says whereas he was just lately in Bangladesh, he was given governmental permission to attend a church dedication in a restricted space. Church Dedication Church dedication - Bangladesh (Picture courtesy of FMI) FMI helped provide... Read more

Increasing foster care altering Ethiopian communities

Ethiopia (MNN) -- Bethany Christian Providers’ profitable foster care program in Ethiopia is rising. At present, they serve in 5 cities and have a objective to increase their efforts to 5 extra cities and place 1,000 youngsters in loving, Christian houses by the tip of 2023. Their foster-to-adopt program started in 2010 and has already... Read more

Sudan: of lethal protests, elections, and Christians.

Sudan (MNN) -- Protestors in Sudan gathered over the sluggish tempo towards civilian-led elections, within the wake of Omar al Bashir stepping down in April. On Monday, Sudan’s navy deserted the talks, and safety forces opened fireplace on protestors, killing 35. Sudan in Battle As soon as Bashir stepped down, the Transitional Navy Management gained... Read more

What if Pentecost by no means occurred?

Worldwide (MNN) -- In accordance with the Pew Analysis Heart, one in each three folks worldwide is a Christian. Roughly 13.1 % of the world’s 2.three billion Christians are evangelical believers, as reported right here. Would these figures be completely different if Pentecost by no means occurred?  What if the Spirit moved once more like... Read more

Mature church buildings: how are they measured?

Bangladesh (MNN) -- Part of FMI’s work contains supporting pastors and church planters whereas their congregations mature. FMI measures maturity by means of monetary independence and the flexibility to multiply. The Mature Church Quest Yesterday, we talked about Pastor Tomal from Bangladesh. FMI’s Bruce Allen says Tomal is strategically shepherding his congregation to maturity as an FMI-supported... Read more

Taliban violence continues as Eid al-Fitr begins

Worldwide (MNN) -- Violence and bloodshed encompass one of the crucial vital days on the 2019 Islamic calendar. The chief of Afghanistan’s Taliban forces guarantees continued preventing in his annual Eid al-Fitr message. Extra about that right here. In the meantime, in Syria, at the very least 19 folks perished when a automotive bomb exploded... Read more

FMI holds conferences for pastors in Bangladesh

Bangladesh (MNN) -- Bangladesh is among the largest Muslim Majority nations on the earth. The World Watch Checklist* ranks the nation #48 out of the highest 50 nations the place it's most tough to stay as a Christian. Bruce Allen with FMI was just lately within the nation for conferences and area visits with FMI-supported... Read more

Chinese language church buildings alter to rising restrictions

China (MNN) – Current spiritual restrictions power church buildings to "think outside the box" in terms of spreading the Gospel. In February of 2018, the Chinese language authorities elevated restrictions in an try and Sinicize faith in China. This implies the federal government is attempting to make Christianity match present Chinese language ideology. This immediately... Read more

Christians amongst teams focused by Myanmar armed forces

Myanmar (MNN) -- In a new report, human rights watchdog Amnesty Worldwide indicted Myanmar’s authorities of battle crimes and known as upon the worldwide group to reply. Amnesty claims army forces “have killed and injured civilians in indiscriminate assaults since January 2019... [and] carried out extrajudicial executions, arbitrary arrests, torture and different ill-treatment” in Myanmar’s... Read more

Proceed praying for Muslims as Ramadan ends

Worldwide (MNN) -- Tomorrow is the final day of Ramadan -- a month of daytime fasting for the Muslim world as they search Allah’s favor. Eid al-Fitr, a vacation marking the tip of Ramadan, begins tonight. Muslims will collect to have fun Eid al-Fitr with feasting and prayer. “It's part of gaining [Allah’s] smile, gaining... Read more

Modi sworn in for second time period; Christians cautious

India (MNN/MNI) -- India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sworn in yesterday for a second five-year time period. Over 600 million folks voted on this election, and Modi gained by a landslide. His political celebration (Bharatiya Janata Occasion) gained 354 of 545 seats (272 seats are wanted for a majority) in The Lok Sabha, the... Read more