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

Bible Scholar Explains How 'Newer Testament' Translation Brings Readers Closer to Jewish Roots of Christian Faith

JERUSALEM, Israel – Translations of the Bible have increased dramatically in recent years and one Bible scholar has translated the Hebrew Heritage Bible Newer Testament. CBN News spoke recently with Dr. Brad Young, who trained at Hebrew University and was a teacher of biblical literature at Oral Roberts University for more than 30 years. He believed it was important to … Read more

Christian school heads among 20 arrested in Madhya Pradesh over 'exorbitant' fees

Christ Church Boy’s Senior Secondary School, Jabalpur. (Photo: Christian Today India) Authorities in Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur district have arrested 20 individuals, including principals of several prominent Christian-run schools and Rt. Rev. Ajay Umesh Kumar James, the Bishop of the Church of North India and Chairman of Christ Church Schools. They are accused of violating fee … Read more

Christian minority faced escalating violence and harassment in May 2024 even as the country voted

(Photo: EFI) A disturbing wave of mob attacks, disrupted religious gatherings and obstruction of funeral rites has swept across several Indian states over the past month, highlighting the escalating threats and hostilities faced by the country’s Christian minority community. The incidents, occurring throughout May 2024, and reported by various sources to Christian Today underscore a … Read more

Israeli Dig Uncovers Byzantine-Era Church Drawings of Ships Carrying Christian Pilgrims

JERUSALEM, Israel – Excavators from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) have uncovered Byzantine-era church walls from 1,500 years ago containing drawings of ships in a dig south of the Bedouin Arab town of Rahat. The location is north of the Israeli city of Beersheva and east-southeast of the Gaza Strip. “These intriguing drawings may have been … Read more

BJP mounts full-fledged pursuit of Punjab's fragmented Christian vote bank

(Photo: Unsplash/Element5 Digital) As the electoral battle intensifies across Punjab’s Lok Sabha constituencies, an unexpected community has emerged as an influential swing vote bank – the state’s Christian population. With sizeable numbers concentrated in key battlegrounds like Gurdaspur, Amritsar and Ferozepur, Christian voters hold the potential to tilt outcomes in closely contested seats. Traditionally leaning … Read more

PM’s claim on Christian roots of Sunday holiday contradicts India's labor history

(Photo: Unsplash/Laurentiu Morariu) While addressing a rally in Dumka, Jharkhand on May 28, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sparked controversy by claiming that the tradition of celebrating Sundays as a weekly holiday in India was linked to British colonial rule and the Christian community. However, historical evidence suggests that this claim is inaccurate. PM Modi stated, … Read more

Brutal assault on Christian sanitation worker exposes Pakistan's marginalisation

Lahore, Pakistan. (Photo: Unsplash/Adeel Shabir) In a horrifying incident in Lahore, Pakistan, a Christian sanitation worker fell victim to a brutal assault by infuriated Muslims, leaving him battered and chained under the scorching sun for hours on Saturday, May 25. The victim, Yasir Masih, 35, was discovered by his father-in-law, Hussain Masih, shackled to a … Read more

Three American Christian missionaries killed in Haiti gang attack

The group had been returning from a visit to an orphanage near Port-au-Prince. (Photo: Unsplash/Robin Canfield) A married American missionary couple and another staff member from an Oklahoma-based Christian group were shot dead by gang members in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince on Thursday, May 23, in a brutal attack that has intensified calls for international intervention … Read more

Christian group alleges 'police spying' on churches in Assam amidst security review

(Photo: Pixabay) A Christian rights organisation in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district has sounded the alarm over alleged police intrusion and data collection at churches, which it describes as “spying” that has caused panic among worshipers. The United Christian Forum (UCF) has urged the district administration to intervene and halt what it calls an unprecedented “spying … Read more