(RNS) — This year, Christian watchdog organization Open Doors USA is highlighting the ‘rise of the surveillance state’ and its impact on Christians and Muslims in China in its 2019 World Watch List, released Wednesday (Jan. 15).
(AP) — “I wanted to build my church and sing out as loud as I could,” said one North Korean woman who later defected to South Korea.
(AP) — A South Korean bishop says a visit by Pope Francis to North Korea would mark a “gigantic step” for peace on the peninsula but that there are many issues about religious freedom that must be resolved.
(AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit the officially atheist country, South Korea said Tuesday.
DALLAS (RNS) — The day before his speech, a Southern Baptist attending the annual meeting requested reconsideration of the plans to welcome Pence. He was overruled.
Many Christian South Koreans see reunification of the Korean peninsula as a religious goal as much as a political one. And if reunification, as opposed to reconciliation, seems an uphill struggle, they believe that with faith anything is possible.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Imprisoned in North Korea for about a year, Kim Hak Song is back in the United States, preaching and giving his testimony to his home church. About his detention, he says he spent most of his time committing the 'crime' that got him arrested: Praying.
TAEBAEK, South Korea (RNS) — In the Taebaek Mountains near Korea’s eastern coastline, American missionary Ben Torrey prepares South Korean students for their country’s reunification.
(RNS) — I hope Vice President Pence has some private conversations with the high-level North Korean government officials who are accompanying their athletes.
(RNS) — God’s creation is at stake.
(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.
(RNS) 'Failing to designate CPCs tells the violators of religious freedom around the world that the United States is looking away,' U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Chairman Daniel Mark said.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The 84-year-old Nation of Islam leader dove into all sorts of controversies – from slavery to the unhealthy water in Flint, Mich., to current reports of sexual harassment by national leaders and celebrities.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said Monday that the Nov. 10-11 conference was part of the Vatican's long-standing effort to promote a world free of nuclear weapons.