From the war then borders of Syria to the historic Christian communities of North Africa, the Christian church in the Middle East faces imminent extinction.

WASHINGTON — In a recent national survey, the MENA Collective, a new organization publicly launching November 1, 2019, asked active, church-going millennials their thoughts regarding giving and the Middle East. Their findings show that almost half of those surveyed did not trust their local church when it comes to giving their money. Equally surprising was…

The violence targeting Christian churches in northern Nigeria has turned that country into “a ticking time bomb,” U.S. religious leaders warn.

ADAMAWA, Nigeria – More than 100 members of the Islamic State of West Africa, also known as Boko Haram, recently swarmed northern Adamawa, a state in northeast Nigeria, and set at least five churches ablaze while they opened fire and indiscriminately killed residents, according to Sunday reports. The violence targeting Christian churches in northern Nigeria…

Church leaders in eastern Africa are calling for increased action against desert locust invasion which have terrorised the region since January this year.

AFRICA — Church leaders in eastern Africa are calling for increased action against desert locust invasion which have terrorized the region since January this year. Like scenes from the Book of Exodus, huge swarms of the insects have descended on the region, destroying farmlands and animal pastures. The outbreak is affecting seven East African countries,…

Richard Coleman stepping down as senior director of mobilization and candidacy to serve in Ethiopia NORCROSS, Ga.—A forthcoming leadership transition at missions agency TMS Global comes at a time when it is pursuing a heightened commitment to seeing more non-whites serving in world evangelization. After more than a decade recruiting others for service with the…

Living conditions for Christians and other religious minorities worldwide are rapidly worsening due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

“Our ability to act quickly is critical.” — Open Doors USASANTA ANA, CA — Living conditions for Christians and other religious minorities worldwide are rapidly worsening due to the Coronavirus outbreak, says Open Doors USA, an organization working with persecuted Christians in more than 60 countries. “Their situation is going from bad to worse,” said…

SAT-7 announced a virtual, "real-time" television news-talk show -- Signal -- that is the first program of its kind encouraging Iran's 'Secret' Christians.

Amid U.S.-Iran tensions, broadcaster SAT-7 gives Iranian Christians first opportunity to share with millions of viewers, many from extremist backgrounds EASTON — Pioneering broadcaster SAT-7 today announced a virtual, “real-time” television news-talk show — Signal — that is the first program of its kind encouraging Iran’s “secret Christians” — at a time when U.S.-Iran tensions…

In the end, numbers & statistics will never suffice to capture the magnitude of the global persecution of Christians. “Too many to count, too many unknown,”

Recently we observed one of the International Day[s] of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (known by the acronym IDOP). Initiated over 20 years ago by the World Evangelical Alliance, 100,000 congregations around the world and millions of Christians participate on this day. “Let us unite in prayer for our persecuted brothers and sisters,” IDOP said…

Ananias House is a ministry dedicated to “empowering the growth of the body of Jesus Christ in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA region).”

HOUSTON – Ananias House is a ministry dedicated to “empowering the growth of the body of Jesus Christ in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA region).” The ministry of Ananias House in the strife-torn MENA region is three-fold: Making disciples and planting churches Offering sustained hope and comfort to people suffering from conflict and…

A refugee girl in the "cradle of Christianity" with a message of hope and forgiveness is calling on Christians to take action on World Refugee Day, June 20.

Iraqi girl who ‘captured millions of hearts’ urges Christians to pray, bring hope to refugee childrenEASTON, MD — A refugee girl in the “cradle of Christianity” – who captured the hearts of millions on TV and social media with a message of hope and forgiveness – is calling on Christians to take action on World…

The new ministry, Algerians for Missions has a goal to “send out 1,000 Algerians for Missions by 2025 within Algeria and beyond.”

ALGIERS – With nearly 920,000 square miles, Algeria is the tenth largest nation in the world. It is the largest country on the continent of Africa. Initially settled by the Berbers, Algeria has had a long and storied history. The country gained independence in 1962 from France which had invaded and began colonizing it in…

Raised in war-torn Lebanon, El-Mounayer – a 23-year veteran SAT-7 broadcaster, producer and administrative leader – launched the satellite television network’s hugely successful Christian children’s programs in the Middle East, and is talented both on and off camera.

Lebanese-born Rita El-Mounayer takes over reins from visionary founder Dr. Terence Ascott, heralding “child focused” era for satellite TV ministry ASTON, MD — Pioneering Middle East Christian broadcaster SAT-7 has announced the appointment of Rita El-Mounayer as its new chief executive officer (CEO). She takes over from visionary SAT-7 founder and longtime CEO Terence Ascott,…

SAT-7 Christian TV supports churches in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) by making God’s Word available across borders and offering programs in the languages of the region

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – SAT-7 Christian TV supports churches in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) by making God’s Word available across borders and offering programs in the languages of the region. Whether those borders are geographic, generational, cultural, or linguistic, SAT-7 has continued to grow over the past 22 years. Using four main satellite…

Millions of young viewers have found ‘unfailing hope’ through 24/7 network focused on region’s teens and children NASHVILLE—Christian media group SAT-7  marked a major milestone at “Proclaim 18,” the 75th annual National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Convention—a decade of children’s broadcasting in the Middle East and North Africa, where churches may be outlawed and sharing the…

Quebec-mosque-attack

  By Gilbert Bochenek   On January 30, a man walked into a mosque in Quebec, Canada and started shooting. Three people were killed in the attack. There were also 19 others who were injured. According to CBC, “Alexandre Bissonnette, 27, has been charged with six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted…

Advocacy groups are refuting Nigeria presidency that Int'l rights groups who say there is ongoing Christian genocide received seperatist funds.

NIGERIA – The Nigerian government now agrees with what church leaders have been complaining for years: Christians are the target of jihadist terrorism. “In the wake of a renewed onslaught by our tireless military against Boko Haram and their ISWAP (Islamic State West Africa Province) allies in recent times, the insurgents have apparently changed their…

Equip International is unique among faith-based missions organizations. Barrie and Tillie Flitcroft founded in 1996 after serving on several mission fields.

MARION, NC – The specialty of Equip International is unique among faith-based missions organizations. Barrie and Tillie Flitcroft founded Equip in 1996 after serving on several mission fields. Despite distinct differences in the countries where they served, they, nonetheless, observed some common needs they felt led to address. The Equip International website explains that: “After…

Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) honored 189 faith-based organizations as Certified Best Christian Workplaces for 2019.

MERCER ISLAND, WA — Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) honored 189 faith-based organizations as Certified Best Christian Workplaces for 2019. These organizations met the certification standard determined by exemplary ratings of their employees who completed BCWI’s groundbreaking Employee Engagement Survey between January and December 2019. All 189 organizations evaluated their workplaces based on BCWI’s proprietary…

The U.S. State Department removed Sudan from its list of governments that are engaging in or tolerating systemic and ongoing religious freedom violations and has placed Nigeria, Cuba, and Nicaragua on a special watch list for “severe violations of religious freedom” for the first time.

The U.S. State Department removed Sudan from its list of governments that are engaging in or tolerating systemic and ongoing religious freedom violations and has placed Nigeria, Cuba, and Nicaragua on a special watch list for “severe violations of religious freedom” for the first time. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Friday the State Departments’…