June 2008 Headlines
Communist authorities tried repeatedly to destroy Pastor Nemeth's congregation. But today he leads one of the fastest growing churches in Europe.
CWN.org -- Security police officials in Tehran this month tortured a newly converted couple and threatened to put their 4-year-old daughter in an institution after arresting them for holding Bible studies and attending a house church.
WASHINGTON - A new study on faith in America is providing a better view of what Americans truly believe.
CWN.org - JAKARTA, Indonesia - Thousands of Indonesia's Muslims took to the streets in protest this week, expressing outrage over the government's refusal to outlaw a moderate Islamic sect.
For the members of First Baptist Church in Palestine, Texas, sharing names with a Middle Eastern territory has led to a connection with Christians on the West Bank.
Every year, Malaysia's Hindus celebrate the festival of Thaipusam.
The Bible tells us to care for the orphans and that task grows tougher each year. Right now, there are an estimated 140 million orphans worldwide.
It's one of the country's smaller but more influential denominations. And it's breaking apart. Deep-seated differences over theology have led to the rift in the Episcopal church.
In Afghanistan, Taliban fighters reportedly destroyed bridges, planted mines and seized villages near the city of Kandahar.
With the floodwaters in Indiana having already passed through some areas in the Midwest, Operation Blessing is now lending a hand in clean up efforts.
CWN.org - In Villahermosa, Mexico, more than 100,000 people heard the message of Christ from evangelist Franklin Graham this month.
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CWN.org--Southern Baptists are on the front lines of relief efforts in America's flood-ravaged Midwest and workers on the scene say they are seeing God at work in people's lives.
CWN.org -- The high price of oil is threatenening to dim the light of missionaries around the world.
In the midst of tragedy and what seems like countless deaths, there are many stories of survival and hope here in Myanmar.
WASHINGTON - Today is the first full day same-sex couples can legally marry in California. But while hundreds - maybe even thousands - are tying the knot, opponents are mounting an effort to ban the practice.
CWN.org (Papua New Guinea)-- Members of a tribal group that lives in bondage to sorcery, spirits, and sickness are coming to Christ on the island of Papua New Guinea, New Tribes Mission reports. This week, tribal elders baptized 59 new believers of the Siawi tribe into the Christian faith, increasing the number of converts to about 100.
CWN.org - Jordan is a country rich in biblical history. But many of its people live in poverty - particularly the Bedouins, a tribal people who live in the desert.
CBNNews.com -- President Bush paid a visit to Pope Benedict in Rome. Benedict hosted the president during Bush's final European visit.
Two preachers in Britain, a predominantly Christian nation, are fighting religious discrimination.
LONDON - If you live in London, and you want to build the largest Mosque in Western Europe, that's great. But if you want to build the largest church, forget about it.
CWN.org -- In the wake of torrential weekend rains of up to 10 inches in some central Indiana towns, Indiana Baptists have mobilized disaster relief teams and put crews from other Midwestern states on stand-by.
Two Christian preachers are suing British police after an officer accused them of a "hate crime" for handing out gospel literature in a Muslim area of Birmingham in February. Arthur Cunningham and Joseph Abraham say they were told to stop and threatened with arrest.
CWN.org -- As political change sweeps through the Himalayan nation of Nepal, the country's Christians are hopeful that a pastor imprisoned for nine years soon will be released.
Recent fighting in southern Sudan has some fearing the civil war could be heating up again.
CWN.org -- NARANJITO, Ecuador -- They came for him in the afternoon.
The sight and sound of a most unusual aircraft is turning heads in the jungles of Ecuador these days.
KATHMANDU, NEPAL - At the top of the world in the nation known for Mount Everest, the birth pangs of a new republic.
CWN.org -- Will Graham, son of Franklin Graham, and the grandson of renowned evangelist Billy Graham, is staying in the family business.
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Ten weeks in, daily and nightly revival services still continue in Lakeland, Florida.
CWN.org -- Eritrean security police cracked down on more Christians again last week, arresting 34 evangelicals gathered for prayer and fellowship in a local home in Keren.
CWN.org - In Israel, there are reports that some ultra-Orthodox Jews burned New Testaments in the town of Or Yehuda.