(RNS) — The campaign corresponds with a drive to 'Sinicize' religion by demanding loyalty to the officially atheist Communist Party and eliminating any challenge to its power over people's lives.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) – For the last two decades, Eritrean authorities have persecuted religious groups, frequently arresting church leaders and detaining them in small shipping container prisons where advocates say they're routinely deprived of water, food, proper sanitation and medicines.
(RNS) — Afghanistan is a close second in an annual list from a Christian rights watchdog organization.
While American Christians are a privileged majority, their brothers and sisters in many places are a persecuted minority.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The latest saints were proclaimed Sunday during a Mass celebrated by Francis in St. Peter's Square and attended by some 35,000 faithful, many of them pilgrims from the homelands of those being honored.
NEW DELHI (AP) — The Rev. Tom Uzhunnalil was abducted by militants in March 2016 when they attacked the home, killing 16 people, including four nuns.
I saw no sign of it last month when I visited Harbin, a city of ten million in the northeastern province of Heilongjian.
(RNS) In attacking the powerful new documentary film 'Faithkeepers,' James Zogby joins a long line of condescending Westerners who infantilize Islamists by claiming that they didn’t mean what they said.
CAIRO (RNS) 'The only fanaticism believers can have is that of charity,' the pontiff told his embattled minority flock at a Mass before returning to Rome.
(RNS) 'Nearly 1 in every 12 Christians in the world today lives in an area or in a culture in which Christianity is illegal, forbidden or punished,' said Open Doors CEO David Curry.
(RNS) Looking thin and wearing a beard, the Rev. Tom Uzhunnalil — kidnapped by Islamic extremists last March — speaks in a weak, almost robotic voice.
ROME (RNS) Initial rumors fueled fears that the Rev. Tom Uzhunnalil had been crucified by ISIS-affiliated militants.
ROME (RNS) Backers of the church-sponsored event say 200 million Christians face persecution for their beliefs, mainly in the Middle East.
(RNS) Thousands of churches in dozens of countries have registered to sing “Facing a Task Unfinished,” revamped by contemporary hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty.