WorldWatch: Updates on the Global Church

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Aid Workers on Alert After Christian Killed

Taliban gunmen in Afghanistan have killed a Christian aid worker in Kabul, for what they say was spreading Christianity.

 Gayle Williams, 34, worked with disabled Afghans.

The aid worker had duel citizenship from South Africa and the United Kingdom.

Officials say she was killed as she was walking to work Monday.

Williams worked for an organization known as Serve. The group describes itself as a Christian charity.

CBN News spoke with Serve Afghanistan chairman, Mike Lyth. He discounted Taliban claims that Williams was killed for spreading her faith.

"I don't believe this is anything personal, nor do I necessarily believe it was anything against a Christian organization," he said.

"We don't get involved in proselytization, but what we are involved in is working and expressing God's love to the people of Afghanistan through working with their disabled. I think she was an expression of the love of Jesus Christ for those who are disabled; those who have less," he later added.

Proselytizing is against the law in the Islamic nation of Afghanistan.

Other Christian missionaries and charities have faced severe hostility there.

Read more on this story here.

Religious Leaders Skeptical of Bolivian Constitution

Bolivia's Congress, pressured by masses of protesters in La Paz, has finally agreed to let voters approve or reject a new constitution.

The proposed constitution strengthens the rights of Bolivia's impoverished indigenous people, but religious leaders are divided.

Many Catholics and evangelicals oppose the changes, saying they would weaken traditional marriage, favor abortion and place new limits on religious freedom.

The national referendum is scheduled for Jan. 25.

World Prayer Movement Being Held Online

Christians around the world are invited to spend a day in prayer for Europe.

The Greater Europe Mission is hosting a virtual prayer walk at their website.

The interactive prayer maps give information about the different countries and specific needs you can pray for.

For more information on how you can join in, click here.

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