Tag: Christianity

Chechnya

Seven Dead After Attack on Orthodox Church in Russian Province of Chechnya

MOSCOW (AP) – Four gunmen attacked a Russian Orthodox church in the mostly Muslim Russian province of Chechnya on Saturday but were killed by security forces in a clash that also left two policemen and a churchgoer dead. The attack underscored security challenges in Russia as it prepares to host the World Cup next month.

Collage of Mitt Romney profile and Pastor Robert Jeffress as he prays at the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem.

Exclusive — Evangelical Pastor Robert Jeffress Prays at Jerusalem Embassy; Romney Attacks

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney has joined the attack against Pastor Robert Jeffress for praying at Monday’s ceremony moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Romney faults the longtime supporter of the Jewish state for what many regard as Jeffress’ mainstream evangelical Christian beliefs about sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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North Korea: We Are Setting a ‘Good Example’ on Human Rights with ‘Politics of Love’

North Korea’s state news service KCNA issued a vocal defense of its abysmal human rights record on Tuesday, alleging that “socialist Korea” presents “a good example in guaranteeing the genuine civilization and human rights” in contrast to the free societies of the West.

North Korea’s state news service, KCNA, issued a vocal defense of its abysmal human rights record on Tuesday, alleging that “socialist Korea” presents “a good example in guaranteeing the genuine civilization and human rights” in contrast to the free societies of the West.

Woody Harrelson and Mike Pence

Woody Harrelson Mocks Mike Pence’s Christian Faith

Oscar-nominated actor Woody Harrelson said he and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence palled around some at Hanover College in the 1980s but would probably not be friends today due to Pence’s Christianity, because he has “that kind of fervor that you really don’t want.”

In this Saturday, March 31, 2018, file photo, Chinese Bishop Joseph Li Shan, center, walks down the aisle during a Holy Saturday Mass on the evening before Easter at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, a government-sanctioned Catholic church in Beijing. China says restricting the Vatican’s control over the appointment …

China Extends Religious Crackdown to Assemblies of Foreign Citizens

China’s state-run Global Times newspaper reported Wednesday that the nation’s religious regulation agency has drafted new rules to “protect foreigners’ religious beliefs” by demanding they rigorously detail their religious activity in the country when participating in “group religious activities.”

Andrew Brunson

Turkey Will Keep U.S. Christian Pastor in Prison Until at Least July

An American pastor facing 35 years in prison in Turkey for alleged ties to terrorist groups will not have a chance to leave prison until his next hearing on July 18, the court presiding over his case decided on Monday after dismissing all witnesses assembled to defend the pastor without listening to their testimony.

Xi Jinping

Chinese Christian Advocates: Xi ‘Has Particular Animosity’ Against Christianity

WASHINGTON, DC — Persecution against Christians, Muslims, and other religious groups in communist China has escalated as Communist Party leader Xi Jinping’s atheist regime attempts to crack down on religion in the country, a top official from a U.S. religious freedom panel and a human rights lawyer told Breitbart News.

Sen. Cory Booker and Mike Pompeo

Sen. Cory Booker Violating Constitution: Voting Against Pompeo for Religious Beliefs

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) announced on Friday that he will vote against CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s nomination to become secretary of state because of Pompeo’s beliefs on marriage and sexuality — beliefs consistent with Pompeo’s Christian faith. Conservative leaders are now denouncing Booker’s vote as a violation of the Constitution’s Religious Test Clause.