May 2009 Headlines

Compassion Fights Disease in Bolivia

In the South American nation of Bolivia, a deadly disease is spreading through mosquito bites.

Planes Bring God's Word to New Guinea

A new generation of missionary bush planes is now heading to Papua New Guinea and other remote parts of the world.

Christians Still Fleeing Violence in Iraq

Iraq has lost more than half the Christians who once called the country home, and few who fled have plan to return.

Drunk Driver, Victim Join to Educate Youth

Two Colorado men-- one nearly killed and the other given jail time-- are sharing a story of forgiveness and second chances.

Christian Charity Helps Heal Young Hearts

Hundreds of children are getting free surgeries in the U.S., thanks to the Children's Heart Project, sponsored by the Christian charity Samaritan's Purse.

WorldWatch: Updates on the Global Church

Read a summary of this week's stories affecting the global church.

Global Crisis Inflaming Human Rights Abuses

The world economic crisis is inflaming human rights abuses around the world, according to a new report from Amnesty International.

Ahmadinejad: 'Holocaust West's Achilles Heel'

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said "the Holocaust is the West's Achilles heel and its biggest weakness."

A Flee to God's Word

Kim Seung-min escaped from the clutches of North Korea in the mid 1990s. He shares his story to highlight the plight of people living in the Hermit Kingdom.

Church Key to Helping Sri Lanka, India

Both Sri Lanka and India saw victories this week, and one Christian says it gives the church a chance now, more than ever, to make a difference.

Christians Say UK Seeing Power of Prayer

Next weekend Christians worldwide will participate in the annual Global Day of Prayer, and in the UK, people are seeing just how prayer changes.

Missionary Works to Give Cambodia Hope

A Christian agriculturist is helping in poor villages in Cambodia-- turning what used to be killing fields into fields of hope and life.

Missionary Hospital Ship: Mercy for Africa

It's the maiden voyage for the Africa Mercy, a converted ferry that recently entered service as the world's largest privately-run hospital ship.

India Christians Fear Election Outcome

The world's largest democracy is counting votes this week after a month-long election, and the outcome could dramitically impact India's Christians.

How Flight Changed the Missionary Field

Whether they're delivering New Testaments or transporting missionaries, airplanes have been crucial to the work of spreading the gospel

Cuban Church Leader Heading to Trial

A Cuban pastor will finally face trial next week in the city of Camaguey, Cuba, after spending a whole year in prison.

 

Pakistan: Lawyer Threatens to Kill Christian

Bail denied to Christian activist for his own safety; judge also under fire.

China's Communists Get Religion

China's Communist Party is recognizing the role Christianity can play in the modernization of China.

El Salvador Moves Against Gay Marriage

The definition of marriage as the union of a man a woman will soon be added to the constitution of El Salvador.

WH Will Not Observe National Day of Prayer

Thursday is the National Day of Prayer and major events are planned at the U.S. Capitol.  But unlike the last eight years of the Bush administration, the White House will not hold a big event.

Mexican Churches React to Flu With Prayer

While deaths are still relatively low, fears that the outbreak could become a pandemic has global health officials on edge.

Taliban Threatening Christians in Pakistan

In Pakistan, the the Taliban's growing strength is endangering Christians.

Activists Rally for N. Korean Christians

North Korea has long been recognized as one of the world's worst abusers of religious freedom.