Russian Evangelicals Penalized Most Under Anti-Evangelism Law

The tight restrictions on minority faiths have increasingly gotten Protestants in trouble and continue to raise concerns over religious freedom. Following Russia’s ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses, evangelical Protestants have become the most-punished group under the country’s controversial “anti-missionary” laws. More than half of all cases of alleged violations last year were against evangelicals. Of the…

School Stops Saying ‘God Bless America’ after Atheists Complain

A Pennsylvania school stopped saying “God Bless America” over the loudspeaker after a parent complained and an organization comprised of atheists and agnostics got involved.  Sabold Elementary School in Springfield, Pa., had a custom of allowing users of the loudspeaker to say “God Bless America” after the morning Pledge of Allegiance.  The Freedom From Religion…

Nearly 300 People Dead after Suicide Bombers Strike Churches and Hotels across Sri Lanka in Easter Sunday Attack

Nearly 300 people were killed and some 500 injured across Sri Lanka as the result of six suicide bombings at churches and hotels on Sunday. According to the BBC, 24 people were arrested after six suicide bombers entered three churches and three hotels in the Easter Sunday attack.  Reportedly, it is not known who is responsible for…

Is the American Church Dying?

One often hears dire reports in the media about the impending doom of the Christian church. But Glenn Stanton of Focus on the Family recently wrote an article in the Federalist that showed such reports may be premature. Stanton notes, “Religious faith in America is going the way of the Yellow Pages and travel maps, we keep…

Arab Spring Again? Christians in Sudan and Algeria Cheer Regime Changes

One of the early iconic martyrs of Sudan’s recent protests was inspired by Christian oppression. Shot dead by police while aiding protestors against the regime of 30-year dictator Omar al-Bashir, Babiker Salama—a 27-year-old doctor from an exclusive Khartoum suburb—was motivated in part by what he witnessed in the mountain region populated by one of Sudan’s…

As Notre Dame Burned What Exactly Were We Mourning?

Amanda Casanova | ChristianHeadlines Contributing Writer  I’ve learned a lot from Glenn Sunshine, the longest-serving faculty member of the Colson Fellows Program, and a professor of history at Central Connecticut State University. Glenn not only gets history, but he also really gets a worldview and, even better, how worldview and history are related. On Monday…