40 Years Later, Iran’s Islamic Revolution Feels Threatened by House Churches

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians flooded streets nationwide on Monday, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.Current Issue Not present were dozens of Christians with no freedom of movement. “For 40 years, the Iranian government has harbored an intolerant view towards Christianity,” said Mansour Borji, advocacy director at Article18, a Christian human… Read More

Ukrainian Church Celebrates First Christmas Out From Under Russia’s Thumb

On Monday, January 7, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church held its first service after splitting from Russia. The New York Times reports that the break was made official on Jan 6 in Istanbul (still recognized by the Orthodox Church as Constantinople) when Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I gave a Tomos of Autocephaly to Metropolitan Epifaniy, the Ukrainian Church’s new leader. “Today, our Orthodox… Read More

Almost 700 Catholic Clergy in Illinois Accused of Sexual Abuse

The attorney general for the state of Illinois has revealed findings from an ongoing investigation into the Catholic Church and has accused almost 700 clergy members of sexually abusing children. This number is much higher than the church’s own initial estimate of 185. “By choosing not to thoroughly investigate allegations, the Catholic Church has failed… Read More

NUMBER OF WITCHES RISES DRAMATICALLY ACROSS U.S. AS MILLENNIALS REJECT CHRISTIANITY

Witchcraft and other pagan religious practices increased in the U.S. over the past few decades, with millennials turning to astrology and tarot cards as they turn away from Christianity and other traditionally dominant Abrahamic religions. The number of witches and Americans practicing Wicca religious rituals increased dramatically since the 1990s, with several recent studies indicating… Read More

Archbishop Lwanga Wants Mandatory Tithe, Collected by Government

Follow Us Saying a lack of tithing is impacting church projects, Kampala Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga wants the Ugandan government to deduct 10 percent from citizens’ salary each month and give it to the Catholic Church.“Whenever we ask for tithe, everyone gives only what they have at that time,” Lwanga said during mass on Sunday.… Read More

Vatican Warns of Prosperity Gospel Spreading Like a Noxious Weed

The Vatican is warning about the perils of the prosperity gospel, the belief that true followers of God are rich, healthy and happy.The prosperity gospel has been around since the 19th century but the continuing global growth of Pentecostalism, especially in Catholic dominated regions of the world, could be one of the reasons why the Vatican is… Read More

Innovative World Cup Outreach Scores Big Despite Russian Authorities’ Detainment of Church Members

Hundreds of churches in Russia are preparing to end an innovative World Cup 2018 outreach on a high note this week, despite opposition from authorities.As the world’s most popular sports competition ends July 15, Mission Eurasia anticipates record visitor turnout for live screenings of the final soccer games, which local churches are hosting in nearly 400 locations.… Read More