Days Later, Israelis Still Rejoicing, Savoring Return of the Hostages, Code-Named 'Diamonds'

JERUSALEM, Israel – Israelis are still rejoicing over the weekend rescue of four hostages in Gaza. The hostages, code-named “Diamonds,” brought the first really good news in a long time. As they returned to Israel and reunited with family members, hugs, tears, and an eager audience awaited these “Diamonds – Noa Agamani, Almog Meir Jan, Shlomi Ziv, and … Read more

Christianity 'under attack' in the UK – report

(Photo: Getty/iStock) Christianity is being “marginalised” in the UK and those who profess the Christian faith are “regarded with contempt”, a new report has warned. Christians whose beliefs contradict the prevailing LGBT ideology are “most likely to be attacked”, says Voice for Justice UK (VfJ), which compiled the report. The report draws on … Read more

I’m an Evangelical Parent of Adult LGBTQ Children. Now What?

For evangelical parents who hold to the church’s long-standing doctrines on gender and sex, waking up to the reality of LGBTQ children in our homes frequently marks the beginning of a difficult journey. Often blindsided by the development, many parents feel ill-prepared for the work of discernment required to move forward. They hunger for instruction … Read more

RSS chief calls for restoring peace in strife-torn Manipur as top priority

Kuki-Zo womenfolk. (Photo: YouTube Screenshot/Lamka Talk) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat issued a passionate plea for restoring peace and harmony in the violence-wracked northeastern state of Manipur, declaring it must be treated as the nation’s top priority. His comments came during a speech in Nagpur that was heavily critical of the divisive rhetoric and … Read more

Widow of Christian Killed for His Faith in India Flees Village

(Photo: Pixabay) The young widow of a Christian in Chhattisgarh who was killed for his faith is living in fear a month after she fled for her life. “I saw them kill my husband right before my eyes,” said Jime Kawasi, whose husband, 22-year-old Kosa Kawasi, was slain in Bastar District on May 4. “I … Read more

Modi sworn in for third term amid coalition challenges

Narendra Modi takes oath as prime minister for the third term. (Photo: YouTube Screenshot/Firstpost) For an unprecedented third consecutive term, Narendra Modi was sworn as India’s Prime Minister on June 9, heading a coalition government after his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) suffered a shock setback by failing to secure an outright parliamentary majority. In a grand … Read more

Ancient book containing earliest versions of 2 books of the Bible up for auction

The 136-page Crosby-Schøyen Codex, the oldest known book in private hands, was written between the middle of the third century and the beginning of the fourth century. (Photo: Screengrab/Christie’s) An ancient manuscript containing the oldest complete versions of two significant Biblical texts — the book of Jonah and 1 Peter — is being auctioned at … Read more

BJP-led coalition suffers setback as religious minorities shift allegiances

(Photo: Unsplash/Element5 Digital) The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) secured a slender majority in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, yet a striking trend has emerged – the ruling coalition failed to win a single parliamentary seat from India’s three largest religious minorities: Muslims, Christians and Sikhs. However, compared to the 2019 polls, voting … Read more