Receive up-to-the-minute news updates on the hottest topics with NewsHub. Install now.

Search results

1-10 results from 603 for query «christianity»

January 5, 2019 4:55 PM Christian persecution: Fury after graves 'DESECRATED' as crucifix 'attacked with hammer'

CHRISTIAN tombs in a Indonesian cemetery have been brutally vandalised and destroyed, amid rising fears of a worldwide crackdown on Christianity. Mr Widodo is running against Islamist political parties who have accused him of not being a “good Muslim” and secretly favouring the Community Party of Indonesia, which has been banned. Fears of a worldwide 126

January 2, 2019 9:54 PM Christianity crackdown: Police arrest PRIESTS during Christmas service for ‘illegal servi

SEVEN Christians rang in the New Year behind bars after police raided a Christmas church service in Laos. Nine police officers of the Phin district in the south raided the Nakanong Village’s Christmas church service and arrested three church leaders. The leaders, named as Akeo, Kert and Somwang, were arrested in the middle of worship. Police returned 109

December 5, 2018 6:38 PM CHRISTIANITY CRACKDOWN: Mob of 150 protestors STORM into church service

DOZENS of Hindu radicals attacked a group Christians at a private church service, storming into the hall and abusing worshippers. Over 150 mobsters broke into a private Christian worship service in Kanpur, located in India's state of Uttar Pradesh, persecution watchdog International Christian Concern reported (ICC). On December 2, the protestors forced 144

December 3, 2018 9:05 PM CHRISTIANITY CRACKDOWN: Fury as students BANNED from discussing religion

CHRISTIAN students in China are banned from speaking about their faith as a nationwide crackdown against religion intensifies. The Sichuan Provincial Ethnic and Religious Affairs committee - the body responsibly for religious affairs in Sichuan - has trained more than 100 officials to supervise churches in the providence. Students across China have also been forced 100

November 9, 2018 1:48 PM Mark Harris elected to Congress despite extreme anti-gay views

A Republican who opposes the decriminalisation of homosexuality has been elected to the US House of Representatives. Mark Harris, who has anti-gay views, won election to the Congress for North Carolina’s 9th District on Tuesday after defeating Democratic challenger Dan McCready. He won the election with 138,338 votes (49.4 percent), claiming a narrow 81

October 30, 2018 6:38 PM Christianity crackdown: 20 worshippers ARRESTED for PRAYING IN PARK

MORE than 20 Christians were arrested for praying in a park, after police discovered the group in public attempting to spread the word of Christianity. Under new strict laws, churches must be officially registered in China and abide a stringent set of rules set by authorities. Xi Lian, a scholar of Christianity in China at Duke University said: “Chinese 53

October 16, 2018 11:23 PM Nehanda, the Shona spirit medium that inspired Mugabe

Nehanda Nyakasikana was a Shona spirit medium who led the fight against the British colonisers in what is now Zimbabwe in the 19th Century. She took her name from the spirit which possessed her and it gave her great status among her people. She became a spiritual, political and military leader of the Shona people. She refused to convert to Christianity 140

September 25, 2018 12:42 PM Ancient Egyptian ‘MAGIC SPELL’ finally DECODED

AN ANCIENT Egyptian message scrawled on a sheet of papyrus has finally been decoded as a magician’s spell for love. The papyrus features two birds - with French university lecturer now revealing the picture was a love spell. Korshi Dosoo, of Strasbourg University, said the papyrus was a Coptic Christian love message to be read out during a ceremony 62

September 16, 2018 12:51 PM Christianity crackdown: Government destroys 7,000 CROSSES and BURNS Bibles

Henan province has one of the largest Christian populations in China, with several million living in the region, including approximately 300,000 Catholics. In March footage emerged of Communist Party officials using a crane to rip a cross off an iconic Catholic church in Henan province. The shocking footage, shared on Twitter by one of the priests witnessing 49

June 16, 2018 7:00 AM Christianity crackdown: Priest STABBED in Bethlehem as religion SHRINKS in conflict

A PRIEST in Bethlehem has been stabbed while protecting his congregation from thugs in the latest example of Christianity in Palestine coming under threat. Father Fadi Shalufa was knifed as he tried to stop a group of men abusing Christians making a holy visit to the birthplace of Jesus, the Basilica of the Nativity, Father Shalufa runs the adjacent 58