In efforts to reach the younger generation in the United States, the Oregon-based Luis Palau Association announced a new partnership with Groundwire

PORTLAND, OR — In its ongoing effort to reach the younger generation in the United States, the Oregon-based Luis Palau Association announced a new partnership with Groundwire, an evangelistic organization based in Colorado. Building on each organizations core strengths, this partnership is committed to engaging millions of people annually through thought-provoking videos on social media,…

Guatemala Follows United States

On Christmas Eve, Guatemala’s president announced they will follow the United States in declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel and moving their embassy to Jerusalem. There is some speculation that Guatemala will be the first country to move their embassy. Guatemala refuted these speculations, saying they will follow the lead of the United States. Per…

The USCIRF calls on the governments of Thailand and Malaysia to admit boats carrying Rohingya Muslim refugees stranded at sea.

WASHINGTON, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) calls on the governments of Thailand and Malaysia to admit boats carrying Rohingya Muslim refugees stranded at sea. “Thai and Malaysian authorities must recognize their obligations under international law to refugees fleeing ethnic and religious violence,” USCIRF Chair Gayle Manchin stated. “USCIRF urges…

Born in Homs & an evangelical Syrian, Tony Alkhoury is 1 of 450 Syrians in the US on an active student visa. In Arabic, his family name means “the priest.”

Following Turkey’s incursion into Syria on November of 2019 and establishment of a “safe zone” in coordination with Russia, the beleaguered nation faces another refugee crisis. According to the United Nations, 6.7 million Syrians have registered with their High Commission for Refugees. Turkey hosts the largest share, with 3.4 million, followed by Lebanon with 1…

Samuel Rodriguez, president of National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, celebrates President Trump announcement that churches are essential

SACRAMENTO, CA — The president of the largest Hispanic/Latino Christian organization in the U.S. and the general superintendent of the largest Pentecostal denomination in the world are celebrating President Trump’s recent announcement that houses of worship are “essential” institutions and should reopen. “Churches are essential. The spiritual health of our nation is essential. Churches can…

Alternatives Pregnancy Center, a pro-life medical clinic & resource for women, created a diaper drive-through to help moms during COVID 19 outbreak.

SACRAMENTO, CA — Alternatives Pregnancy Center, a pro-life medical clinic and resource for women in Sacramento, Calif. created a COVID Diaper Drive-through to help moms affected by the coronavirus outbreak. “When this pandemic hit, we had people calling our clinic who had lost their jobs and needed diapers. At this point, people were hoarding diapers…

Amid COVID 19, Wycliffe is expanding its reach for Bible translators with V-MAST, a web version of Mobilized Assistance Supporting Translation methodology.

ORLANDO, FL — Wycliffe Associates, an international organization working with national translators with close to 1,200 languages in progress, is expanding its Bible translation technological reach with V-MAST, a video conferencing version of the MAST (Mobilized Assistance Supporting Translation) methodology. Initially developed as a collaboration tool to allow national Bible translators to collaborate across great…

National Commission for Minorities, inaugurated in Pakistan on 5 May, has been welcomed as “an important step” towards the protection of religious freedom

The long-awaited National Commission for Minorities, now inaugurated in Pakistan on 5 May, has been welcomed as “an important step” in the country’s “continuing journey towards the protection of religious freedom” by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). Commissioner Johnnie Moore added that the formation of the minorities commission is “undoubtedly a…

Prison Fellowship joins International Corrections and Prison Association in applauding correctional staff during Coronavirus pandemic

WASHINGTON — Prison Fellowship®, the nation’s largest Christian nonprofit serving prisoners, former prisoners, and their families, is partnering with the International Corrections and Prison Association (ICPA) in honoring the work of prison and correctional staff during the Coronavirus pandemic. The ICPA’s global #WeApplaud Campaign and its partners will send messages of support to jurisdictions in…

"a whopping majority believe we have a unique, God-given calling" the disconnect is discovered by drilling into how that calling and purpose are defined.

PHOENIX, AZ – The Cultural Research Center (CRC) at Arizona Christian University has released the fourth in a series of reports included in its American Worldview Inventory.“Seeking Purpose and Success” follows three previous reports summarized in Missions Box News articles entitled “Barna Defines the Dilemma of Christianity in Digital Babylon” (March 17, 2020), “Biblical Worldview…

A house church Chinese pastor in Hunan, China, was arrested for “inciting subversion” after refusing to join the ruling Chinese Communist controlled church.

A house church pastor in China’s Hunan province has been arrested for “inciting subversion of state power” after he refused to join the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s Three-Self Patriotic Association. Radio Free Asia reports that pastor Zhao Huaiguo, the founder of Bethel Church, was arrested on April 2 in China’s Hunan province, after being criminally…

With reports that Russia coronavirus peak is less than 2 weeks away, "Christ Over COVID: Much Prayer, Much Power" campaign is launched

Slavic Gospel Association launches international prayer campaign; responds to coming avalanche of spiritual and humanitarian needs LOVES PARK — With on-the-ground reports indicating Russia’s coronavirus peak is less than two weeks away, a pioneering ministry to the former Soviet bloc today launched a global campaign – “Christ Over COVID: Much Prayer, Much Power” – calling…

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…

Nick Hall is hosting an uplifting Good Friday Service to remember why “the darkest day in history is empowering our brightest future.”

MINNEAPOLIS — Following this week’s widely successful Leader Check-In, Nick Hall hosted an uplifting Good Friday Service to remember why “the darkest day in history is empowering our brightest future.” The service is an initiative of PULSE and Year of the Bible and was streamed at 5 p.m. ET, Friday, April 10, on GoodFriday.com and…

USCIRF expressed its concern over reports in Pakistan targeting Hazara Shi’a for the spread of COVID-19 amid the Coronavirus lockdown.

WASHINGTON, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today expressed its concern over reports of the provincial government of Balochistan, Pakistan targeting Hazara Shi’a for the spread of COVID-19 amid the Coronavirus lockdown. “We are troubled that government officials in Balochistan are scapegoating the already vulnerable and marginalized Hazara Shi’a community…

Samaritan's Purse deployed its Emergency Field Hospital to New York City, New York, where the local medical infrastructure is severely overwhelmed.

International Christian Relief Organization Responds at the Epicenter of the Coronavirus in the U.S. BOONE, NC — Samaritan’s Purse deployed its Emergency Field Hospital to New York City, New York, where the local medical infrastructure is severely overwhelmed. In cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), New York state officials, and local hospital authorities,…

Churches are using technology to reach their most vulnerable members, while aligning with social distancing measures amid coronavirus crisis.

Small churches poised to embrace new technology ahead of Easter Sunday 2020 LENOIR CITY, TN — ChurchStreaming.tv and easyTithe, Ministry Brands companies, reported an unprecedented surge in congregant online worship and tithing as in-person church attendance levels decrease. easyTithe saw a 99% increase in online giving and ChurchStreaming.tv saw a quadrupling of its streaming usage…

Pregnancy Resource Centers (PRCs) across the nation face obstacles as they continue working to reach clients during the COVID-19 outbreak.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Pregnancy Resource Centers (PRCs) across the nation face obstacles as they continue working to reach clients during the COVID-19 outbreak. “Keeping PRCs open and reaching clients is of upmost importance during this crisis,” said Chief Communications Officer Diane Ferraro. “It is more important than ever for clinics that provide free resources…

Churches, international and national ministries, Christian schools, rescue missions and a host of grassroots organizations are coping with "coronavirus shock" as they face unprecedented challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

CHARLOTTE, NC – Churches, international and national ministries, Christian schools, rescue missions and a host of grassroots organizations are coping with “coronavirus shock” as they face unprecedented challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “Churches, Christian missions and ministries everywhere have suffered a significant jolt and are urgently trying to figure out the best path forward,” says…

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…

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…