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Father Peter Vasko, OFM, and Sister Naomi Zimmermann, FSE.

Living the religious life in the Holy Land: Two Americans share their stories

Feb 2, 2024

By Marinella Bandini

On World Day for Consecrated Life, Father Peter Vasko and Sister Naomi Zimmermann — both Franciscans — are grateful for... Read more

Map of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Islamic State bombs church service in Congo

Jan 16, 2023

By Courtney Mares

At least 10 people were killed and more than three dozen injured in the terrorist attack on a church in... Read more

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

Mar 23, 2021

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

Dec 14, 2020

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

Jun 8, 2020

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

People sitting in pews in church. Stock photo via Shutterstock.

Catholic homilies shortest of all denominations, study finds

Dec 16, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

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

Jul 17, 2019

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

Jul 9, 2019

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

Apr 27, 2019

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


Texas AG investigating potential discrimination against Chick-fil-A

Mar 29, 2019

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

Jan 7, 2019

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

Nov 15, 2018

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

Oct 11, 2018

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

May 9, 2018

By Courtney Mares

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

Jun 17, 2017

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


Missouri reverses course, makes churches eligible for some state grants

Apr 17, 2017

By Matt Hadro

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

Jan 28, 2017

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

Jan 4, 2017

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

Dec 15, 2016

By Matt Hadro

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

Dec 8, 2016

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