CHR Comment: A Press release announcing the merging of Gettysburg Seminary and Philadelphia Seminary. The new school will be located on the Gettysburg campus. The release explains why.
JAKARTA, Indonesia – Police in western Indonesia say a would-be suicide bomber failed to detonate explosives in a packed church during Sunday Mass.
The first known victims of Russia’s new anti-evangelism laws have been convicted and fined, according to the Forum 18 news service.
CHR Comment: The article includes numerous examples of how the law is being enforced and the various religious groups affected.
Walking out of prison three years ago, Marvin Ramos Quintanilla seemed to turn over a new leaf after a life of crime and gangland violence.
CHR Comment: Marvin Ramos Quintanilla attended Nazaret Evangelical Church with his wife, a Christian teacher, and his family. He was ordained as a pastor but is now back in prison.
A mob of radical Muslims vandalized multiple churches in northern Nigeria and beat a Christian student nearly to death after he was accused of insulting the Muslim prophet Muhammad.
CHR Comment: The article explains that a fellow Christian and a moderate Muslim helped take the injured student to the hospital. All three were university students.
Authorities said robbery may have been the motive in stabbing deaths of two nuns.
CHR Comment: The article includes much about the service of these two dedicated Christian women who worked as nurses in Lexington, KY.
She became the face of Italy’s earthquake: Sister Marjana Lleshi, blood staining her veil as she texted her family and friends in her native Albania that she was alive.
CHR Comment: The story of Sister Marjana Lleshi’s experience during the earthquake and the destruction of the convent where she was staying.
About half of U.S. adults have looked for a new religious congregation at some point in their lives, most commonly because they have moved.
CHR Comment: A helpful new survey for congregations interested in doing outreach or in guiding their members who move to new locations.
(RNS) Ever since Pope Francis was elected, he has faced strong opposition to his push for church reforms — and the face of that opposition has often been Cardinal Raymond Burke.
CHR Comment: Burke’s change in service has raised questions about the relationship between this conservative American Cardinal and Pope Francis.
Asia Bibi, the Christian on death row for blasphemy in Pakistan, will have her final appeal against the ruling heard by the Supreme Court in the second week of October.
CHR Comment: The article includes a brief description of Bibi’s statement of faith and question that has resulted in charges of blasphemy. It also describes the belief of Pakistani Muslims that Christians are unclean and an example of how this affects social interaction.