Media Watch Around The World

Encouraging new season for Christians in Mideast

January 23, 2019 Jerusalem Post: The media are largely missing this historic development, but it’s worth taking a closer look.

I pray in tongues every day, says archbishop of Canterbury

January 22, 2019 : The leader of the Church of England has said that he…

Chasing quality of opportunity

January 22, 2019 The Australian: Next month in federal parliament, the government will attempt to add religious identity to the body of anti-discrimination laws.

Archbishop Justin Welby prays ‘in tongues’ every day

January 22, 2019 BBC News: The Archbishop of Canterbury says he prays in tongues early every morning. Tongues, understood by believers to be a divine language, involves sounds with no…

Mike Pence blasts wife’s media critics for ‘attacks on Christian education’

January 21, 2019 Washington Times: Vice President Mike Pence speaks ...

China shuts churches and jails pastors in ‘Mao-style’ persecution

January 17, 2019 Daily Express: The renewed religious persecution even involves the government writing a new state translation of the Bible to establish the “correct understanding” of…

Kenyan faith leaders condemn Nairobi attack

January 17, 2019 Religion News Service: Kenyan faith leaders have joined to condemn a terrorist attack in Nairobi that has left at least 14 people dead. Police say six armed…

One in three Christians face persecution in Asia, report finds

January 17, 2019 The Guardian: Christians mark Christmas in China, where the government has closed hundreds of unofficial churches and detained pastors and worshippers.

Facebook new rules for employee discussions on religion

January 16, 2019 Business Insider: Facebook is bring in new rules about how employees can discuss politics and religion internally. In an internal memo obtained by Business Insider, CTO Mike…

In northern Kenya, al-Shabab militants target Christian teachers

January 15, 2019 : After the militant group al-Shabab killed three of his colleagues in a recent attack on Christian schoolteachers here, Jared Nyanchong’i…

Home education: Court rules against German Christian family

January 14, 2019 BBC News: German parents whose four children were taken into care because they refused to send them to school did not have their human rights breached, the European Court…

Episcopal Church head Michael Curry punishes NY bishop who won’t allow gay marriage in diocese

January 14, 2019 Christian Post: The Rev. Michael Curry who gave the sermon at the wedding of Prince…

In China, they’re closing churches, jailing pastors – and even rewriting scripture

January 14, 2019 The Guardian: China’s Communist party is intensifying religious persecution as Christianity’s popularity grows. A new state translation of the Bible will establish a ‘correct understanding’ of the text.

First-ever church in modern Turkey to be built starting February

January 11, 2019 Christian Post: Construction for the first-ever church to be built in the modern Republic of Turkey will begin in February, a move Syriac Orthodox believers have long been waiting for.

Judge: Discrimination challenge by Colo. baker can continue

January 9, 2019 Associated Press: Judge says discrimination challenge by Colorado baker Jack Phillips can continue…

Christian workers in Somalia worship in secret, fear al-Shabab

January 9, 2019 Religion News Service: In a small single-room house in the Banaadir district of Somalia, dozens of Christians worship in secret out of fear of persecution…

Honoring the memory of Lamin Sanneh - expert on world Christianity

January 9, 2019 Religion News Service: Lamin Sanneh , D. Willis James Professor of Missions and World Christianity at Yale Divinity School, died unexpectedly from a stroke on Sunday (Jan. 6).…

Fury as police demand removal of 1st Commandment - ‘This must go’

January 9, 2019 Daily Express: Tens of millions of Chinese people identify themselves as Christians, most of them Protestant (Image: GETTY) According to members of the government-approved…

Christian persecution: UK must help Nigeria victims by halting daily foreign aid

January 7, 2019 Daily Express: BRITAIN must do more to protect persecuted Christians in Nigeria by halting £900,000 a day in foreign aid to the country, says cross-party peer and human rights campaigner Baroness Caroline Cox.

Lithgow Anglicare smashing goals in its first six months

January 7, 2019 Lithgow Mercury: Lithgow Anglicare has had its doors open for over six months now and…