Five Roman Catholic priests and two nuns have been kidnapped in Haiti and are currently held for a US$1 million ransom.
On Sunday, hundreds of people met outside GraceLife Church to peacefully protest the government closure of a place of worship.
The Chinese government has instituted a new wave of persecution against “illegal social organizations” which includes house churches and independent Christian groups.
On Wednesday morning, police and agents from Alberta Health Services raided GraceLife Church outside Edmonton and prevented members from entering the building.
The identity of the gunmen is not yet known. The church says the kidnappers have demanded a ransom of US$130,000 for the release of the victims.
Dozens of pastors and church leaders across Canada are vowing to remain open for Easter services under threats of hefty COVID-19 fines and even imprisonment.
On the first day of the Easter Holy Week, two suicide bombers believed to be members of the Islamic State-inspired Jamaah Ansharut Daulah attacked a Catholic church in the Indonesian city of Makassar.
A new report from Human Rights Watch has strongly condemned Indonesia for the widespread use of dress codes that force Christian women and girls to wear hijabs.
The fundraiser, posted on GoFundMe in early February, has well exceeded its initial goal as the story of Pastor Coates’ arrest made headlines around the world.
The Executive Director of HonestReporting Canada Mike Fegelman explains how the Abraham Accords also increases freedom for religious minorities in the Middle East.