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A student walks across campus at the University of Iowa, in Iowa City, Iowa.

Federal court: University of Iowa officials personally liable for mistreating Christian group

University of Iowa officials who wrongly de-recognized a Christian student group for objecting to same-sex relationships can be held personally... Read more

Raphael Warnock.

Black Christian ministers blast Georgia candidate for abortion support

A coalition of Black Christian ministers have criticized Georgia Senate candidate Raphael Warnock for his support for abortion. In addition... Read more

Lagos, the largest city in Nigeria.

Christian pastor and pregnant wife killed in Nigeria

A Christian pastor and his pregnant wife were killed on their farm in northeastern Nigeria last week, the latest victims... Read more

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Catholic homilies shortest of all denominations, study finds

A survey of more than 6,000 churches found that Catholic homilies were shorter on average than any Protestant denomination.  Read more

Aleppo, Syria, in 2009.

New campaign to bring food, medicine to Syrian Christians

The pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need has launched a new fundraising campaign to aid Syrian Christians, whose... Read more

UK man booted from class over Christian beliefs wins appeal

A UK appeals court has ruled in favor of a Christian man who was removed from a university course in... Read more

Arrest of Christians in Nepal prompts religious freedom worry

Reports of five Christians being arrested on faith-related charges in Nepal this week have sparked international concern and calls for... Read more

Chick-fil-A.

Texas AG investigating potential discrimination against Chick-fil-A

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is investigating the San Antonio City Council for potential First Amendment violations. The council voted... Read more

Cake artist Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado.

Christian cake baker's second lawsuit can go forward, federal judge says

A Colorado baker who already won a U.S. Supreme Court case may proceed with a second lawsuit claiming the state... Read more

Sudan Christians released after arrest, torture for converting from Islam

A group of 13 Christian converts in Darfur, Sudan was arrested and tortured last month for their faith, World Watch... Read more

Cherkassy, Ukraine: an Orthrodox procession, January 2017.

Orthodox Patriarch commits to independent Ukrainian Church, snubs Moscow

The announcement, released Oct. 11, also removed the traditional right of the Russian Patriarch to ordain the Metropolitan of Kyiv,... Read more

North Korean flies in Pyongyang.

Religious freedom efforts in the spotlight as North Korean prisoners freed

The release of three American prisoners from North Korea was hailed as an important first step in addressing abuses within... Read more

Tim Farron.

UK party leader steps down, citing Christian faith

After facing backlash for his Christian faith, the head of the UK’s Liberal Democratic Party announced his resignation on Wednesday,... Read more

Church.

Missouri reverses course, makes churches eligible for some state grants

Missouri has announced that it will start allowing religious groups to be eligible for certain state grants, although the decision... Read more

Michael P. Farris, CEO of Alliance Defending Freedom.

Meet the new head of Alliance Defending Freedom

For Michael P. Farris, the new head of Alliance Defending Freedom, educating the general American public on the rich history... Read more

Members of the 115th U.S. Congress take their oath of office, Jan. 3, 2016.

Congress still overwhelmingly identifies as Christian

While the number of Americans who describe themselves as Christians has declined in recent years, more than 9 in 10... Read more

Bishop Ed Peecher of the Chicago Embassy Church.

Threats to tax exemption could ruin Chicago pastor's ministry

As secularists look to abolish a religious tax exemption, a pastor whose life is dedicated to serving those in need... Read more

Lawsuit defends filmmakers in following conscience on marriage

Owners of a video production company have filed suit against a Minnesota law they say could punish them if they... Read more

Iowa church drops suit after court nixes fears of 'gender identity' prosecution

A Des Moines church has dropped its lawsuit against the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, after a federal court reassured the... Read more

One fewer Christian-owned bakery after religious freedom fight

A Christian couple has closed their Oregon bakery, which faced heavy fines after they declined to make a cake for... Read more