June 2009 Headlines

Network Brings the Gospel to New Zealand

New Zealand is home to Shine TV -- the country's premiere Christian television station.

Kidnapping Raises Fears in Philippines

In southern Philippines, Abu Sayyaf terrorists linked to al Qaeda have again stepped up their kidnapping-for-ransom activities.

How Missionaries Changed Chiapas, Mexico

Christians in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, have seen more than their share of persecution.

Funeral Held for Christian Killed by Al-Qaeda

On Tuesday, a Christian teacher shot and killed by Islamic extremists, was remembered as a man who had a "deep love" for the people he taught.

What's Next for the People of Iran?

Iranian protesters are charging fraud after a suspicious election count handed a sweeping election victory to Ahmadinejad.

Death Threats Escalate for Nepal Christians

Christians in Nepal are on edge waiting to see if a militant Hindu group will make good on its threat to kill more believers.

Scotland Revival: Churches Call Young to Christ

Young people are being called back to Christ in Scotland as 100 churches gathered for evangelism.

Churches Reach Out to Bolivia's Mennonites

They live simply, dress plainly and refuse to use many modern conveniences. 

Thousands of Christians Share Gospel in Mexico

Some 6,000 young Christians recently invaded the streets and parks of Oaxaca, Mexico, to pray and share the gospel with its people.

Obama Speaks at Hispanic Prayer Breakfast

U.S. President Barack Obama addressed the immigration issue at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast this week.

Chinese Gov't: Zhisheng Serving Probation

The China Aid Association reports Public Security Bureau officials arrested and tortured Gao in September 2007 because of his human rights activities.

Bible School Students Murdered in Yemen

Christian nurses from Germany were on a short-term hospital internship.

UK Politicians Under Fire in Scandal

Politicians in the United Kingdom are under fire from all directions.

Freedom Coalition Brings Hope to N. Korea

North Korea is one of the most repressive regimes in the world where there is no political or religious freedom.

WorldWatch: Updates on the Global Church

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

American Missionaries Bring Christ to Egypt

Christianity has existed in Egypt six centuries longer than Islam, yet Christians are only about 12 percent of the total population.

Christian Convert's Child Dug Up in Ethiopia

A young Christian convert in Ethiopia mourning the sudden death of her baby boy was shocked to learn his body had been dug up.