Hundreds of Christians in Cuba were without a place of worship after security forces closed down the Full Gospel Church as part of a government attempt to "destroy" evangelical congregations on the Communist-run island, rights activists said.
Last year, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu approved a ban prohibiting loitering on Bourbon Street "for the purpose of disseminating any social, political or religious message between the hours of sunset and sunrise."
A joint report by Liberty Institute and the Family Research Council shows that anti-Christian persecution is not only increasing in America, but that it's coming from our own government.
Pastor Michael Salman is serving a 60-day sentence in Maricopa County, Arizona, for holding a home Bible study.
The Rutherford Institute has come to the defense of a Phoenix man fined $12,000 and serving a 60-day sentence for using his private residence to host a weekly Bible study, allegedly violating city building codes.
Citing his Christian faith, a Las Vegas, Nevada, man nearly beaten to death in a brutal, random home invasion that also killed his beloved wife and ten year old daughter, forgave his attacker. Just three months after being left for dead after a vicious beating by a hammer wielding criminal, Arturo Martinez-Sanchez, 39, said in a recent news conference at his newly re-opened North Las Vegas boxing gym that his Christian beliefs made it possible to forgive the killer, who perpetrated what local police call one of the most heinous crimes in memory.
Some 10,000 people attended Cuba's first evangelistic outdoor rally in decades with many accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior at the event, where a huge storm miraculously passed, an evangelical aid and mission group said.
Cuban church leaders recently asked the U.S. government to put their country on its list of the worlds worst violators of religious freedoms.
Over two months after a Cuban pastor was beaten and left unconscious in eastern Cuba, officials have still no suspects in the case, Christian rights activists told Worthy News Wednesday, April 10.
A Pentecostal pastor in Cuba was recovering of brain damage Tuesday, March 13,after he was assaulted while trying to challenge the confiscation of a church truck by Communist authorities, Christians said.
Christian missionaries in Mexico, including foreigners, face more security challenges after a married couple who had served for nearly three decades as Baptist church missionaries were killed, Worthy News learned.
Christians in Guatemala were mourning Monday, January 30, a pastor who was shot and killed by suspected drug traffickers on his way to a regional meeting of church leaders in a violent border area near Mexico.
At least 70 evangelical Christians in Mexico's east-central region were homeless Saturday, September 17, after being expelled by local authorities from their village where traditional Catholics reportedly threatened to "crucify or lynch" them.
A Cuban pastor who was imprisoned and then granted asylum by the United States was denied permission to leave Cuba.
Baptist Pastor Mario Felix Lleonart Barroso and his wife, Yoaxis, were part of the 23 Christians detained by Cuban police in Santa Clara, said Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a major religious rights group.
Cuba has released an evangelical pastor from a six-and-a-half year prison sentence under condition that he does not preach and remains confined to his home city of Camaguey, representatives said Monday, March 28.
Christian leaders have urged Honduras' government to improve protection of Christian workers after Carlos Roberto Marroqun became the second prominent pastor to be murdered this year in the Central American nation.
A leaked video appears to show a Cuban Communist Party official openly confirming a government strategy to target churches affiliated with the fast growing Apostolic Movement, a protestant network.
Christian rights activists asked Vietnam Monday, November 29, to release pastors who received long prison terms on charges of undermining national unity."
A jury acquitted four Christian missionaries accused of inciting a crowd while videotaping themselves proselytizing Muslims at the Dearborn Arab International Festival in June.