SEOUL (RNS) — Leaders of the Church of Almighty God, which has been labeled a cult by Chinese officials, say thousands of their fellow worshippers have been arrested over the past year. Some church members have fled to South Korea to seek asylum.
BEIJING (AP) — Kazakh national Omir Bekali was asked to travel to Washington in September by the chairs of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China.
BEIJING (AP) — The ruling Communist Party's resistance to Western pressure over the camps highlights China's growing confidence under President Xi Jinping, the country's most powerful leader in decades.
LAHORE, Pakistan (RNS) — Pakistan’s second-ever cardinal of the Catholic Church is slated to be installed on June 29. The country's Christian minority hopes the appointment will draw attention to religious persecution.
NEW DELHI, India (RNS) — Though it is illegal in India to discriminate on the basis of caste, the nearly 3,000-year-old social stratification system — while not as determinant in the life of many Indians as it used to be — still holds sway.
(AP) — Rohingya Muslims have faced state-supported discrimination in the predominantly Buddhist country for decades.
(RNS) — Daniil Islamov, an 18-year-old Jehovah's Witness, is being detained for refusing to join the military.
(RNS) — A fellow student will face trial for kicking a 17-year-old boy to death — a crime committed out of hatred toward Christians, the dead teenager's parents say.
(RNS) — U.S. Rep Chris Smith, R-N.J., blames 'U.S. government bureaucrats' for the failure to provide promised aid to persecuted religious minorities in Iraq.
I saw no sign of it last month when I visited Harbin, a city of ten million in the northeastern province of Heilongjian.
(RNS) For weeks the Jehovah's Witnesses had not felt the full force of the ban on the group. Now more authorities are invoking it to halt worship and harass even the youngest Witnesses.
(RNS) The film mixes real stories of Christians and others who have suffered at the hands of ISIS with the insidious insinuation that such persecution is at the heart of the Muslim faith, writes James Zogby.
(RNS) The controversial preacher and son of the Rev. Billy Graham described violence against Christians in the Middle East and Africa as part of a larger, global antagonism toward the faith.
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.
CAIRO (RNS) "'No!' to every form of violence, vengeance, and hatred carried out in the name of God,” the pontiff told top Sunni authorities at the start of a momentous two-day trip.