They are being held for suspected crimes including embezzlement, state media. One of their lawyers called it a “smear campaign” as part of the Chinese government’s efforts to obliterate signs of Christianity.
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Korean-American Peter Hahn’s case is seen as part of a sprawling crackdown had forced hundreds of Christian missionaries out of China,
(RNS) Police charged 12 women under Sudan’s 1991 Criminal Act, but two were released. The rest are to appear in court in the coming days. If convicted, each will face 40 lashes.
(RNS) A new app called Instapray, founded by Stanford grad Fryderyk Ovcaric and backed by venture capitalist Peter Thiel among others, is billed as “a safe place that connects people around the world through prayers.” But it also puts some of our worst impulses on display.
(RNS) A new demographic report looks at “the three most important indicators of ‘vitality’ for the Catholic Church” — the number of Catholics, the number of parishes, and the number of priests. Some indicators do not bode well for the church’s future.
(RNS) When it comes to the question of who is and who is not a Christian, the governor should have remembered that clarity is often served by asking the questioner why the question is being asked.
The publisher said it will withdraw the 2010 best-seller “The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven” now that author Alex Malarkey says invented those chats with angels.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) In the first such move in Kenya’s history, the government announced the closure of four mosques in the coastal city of Mombasa, which has been wracked by religious-based violence.