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Monday, July 22, 2019

Christians Call a Prostitution Ban in the Netherlands

Young Christians joined more than 40,000 people in signing a petition which calls for a total ban on prostitution in the Netherlands.

Africa May Dominate the Christian World by 2060

A recent study suggests that Africa may lead the number of Christians worldwide in the future. According to the projections of Pew Research Center, there will be 727 million Christians living in Africa by 2060.

China Rewards Those Who Report Christians

In another part of a crackdown on Christianity, China now offers bounty to those who snitch on Christians. Authorities will give $1,500 (10,000 yuan)--about two month's worth of salary, to people who report underground churches to the government.

Mentally Ill Christians Charged with Blasphemy in Pakistan

Local police has charged a mentally-disabled Pakistani Christian man with blasphemy. Stephen Masih, 38, unmarried, was arrested after he was accused of making "derogatory remarks against the Prophet Muhammad."

Alleged Biblical Site to be Destroyed For Saudi Megacity

Bible experts disclosed that the location of a planned megacity in Saudi Arabia might have been the site where Moses received the Ten Commandments.

1 in 12 Christians Persecuted Because of Faith –Open Doors

Open Doors USA released its report on the 50 countries where Christians face the most persecution. The World Watch list is published every year and ranks countries based on the level of persecution Christians experience in five spheres of Christian life: church, national, community, family, and private lives.

Twin Bombings in Philippine Church Left 20 Dead, 111 Injured

At least 20 people were killed and 111 others injured, when two bomb attacks hit the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Jolo, Philippines on January 27, 2019.

Bulgaria Passes New Law Excluding Severe Church Restrictions

The parliament of Bulgaria passed the Religious Denominations Act, without the severe Church restrictions that evangelicals have been protesting against since October.

10% of Church of England Clergy have Suffered Violence in the Last 2 Years,...

One in ten members of the Church of England clergy has become a victim of violence in the last two years.

YouVersion Bible App Reveals 2018’s Most Popular Verse

According to the makers of the YouVersion Bible App, Isaiah 41:10 is the most shared, bookmarked, and highlighted verse this year.

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