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Pakistan: Christian leader threatened with death for Facebook post criticizing Islam

A Christian lay leader in Pakistan was taken into police custody last month as hundreds of Muslims descended on his Lahore neighborhood threatening to kill him for sharing a post against Islam on his Facebook page, Morning Star News reports. The outraged mob also threatened to burn down homes in Raja Warris’ neighborhood in the Charar area of Lahore, causing…

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Church Asks Ninth Circuit to Lift California’s Ban on Indoor Worship

A Ninth Circuit judge Monday expressed concern that California’s effort to curb Covid-19 transmission by banning all indoor religious gatherings could extend into the summer months or beyond if the pandemic worsens, further restricting people’s constitutional right to practice their religion. Source: Worthy News  13 total views

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Washington State lifts restrictions on worship services; cites court rulings

Citing recent high court rulings, Washington State announced Monday that it is lifting its COVID-19 restriction on the size of gatherings at indoor worship services, the Christian Post reports. Masks and social distancing are still required but, under the new regulations, the 25% capacity and 200-person limit of gatherings indoors is a recommendation rather than a mandate. Source: Worthy News…

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Colorado Governor says houses of worship are “essential,” removes attendance limits

The governor of Colorado has declared that houses of worship provide “essential” services that are no longer subject to COVID-19 restrictions on attendance numbers, Christian Headlines reports. The post Colorado Governor says houses of worship are “essential,” removes attendance limits appeared first on Worthy Christian News. Source: Worthy News  16 total views

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Christians Spreading “Christmas Hope” At US Abortion Clinics

Christian activists say they are gathering at abortion clinics across the United States this month to sing Christmas carols and offer women seeking abortions a message of hope. The post Christians Spreading “Christmas Hope” At US Abortion Clinics appeared first on Worthy Christian News. Source: Worthy News  20 total views

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Canada court rules church cannot hold drive-in services during COVID-19 lockdown

A judge in Manitoba, Canada has told a church it is not allowed to hold even drive-in services during local COVID-19 lockdown orders, the Daily Wire reports. The current restrictions prohibit houses of worship from holding in-person services. The post Canada court rules church cannot hold drive-in services during COVID-19 lockdown appeared first on Worthy Christian News. Source: Worthy News…

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Swiss court pauses ban on religious services in Geneva

Switzerland’s Constitutional Chamber has ordered the suspension of a COVID-19 ban on religious gatherings in the Canton of Geneva, enabling churches in the region to resume in-person services again, Christian Post reports. The court will make a final ruling on the ban in due course but has reportedly indicated that the likelihood it will permanently strike down the ban is…

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Wycliffe Associates Coming to Foreign Christians’ Aid While Authorities Use Pandemic to Intensify Persecution

In countries where governments already oppress Christians because of their faith, COVID-19 has led to more surveillance of Christians than ever before, says Wycliffe Associates. The Orlando-based international organization empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Church Owned Bible Translation. The post Wycliffe Associates Coming to Foreign Christians’ Aid While Authorities Use Pandemic to…

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Post-election survey: Vast majority of conservative Christians voted Trump

A new survey conducted after the 2020 presidential election has shown that 97% of politically active conservative Christians voted for Donald Trump, the Christian Post reports. The survey was launched by the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University and was conducted from November 3 through November 16, 2020. The post Post-election survey: Vast majority of conservative Christians voted Trump…

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France's highest court orders review of COVID-19 worship restrictions

France will have to review the restrictions it created for worship attendance to combat the spread of the coronavirus, according to the Western European nation’s highest court. The post France's highest court orders review of COVID-19 worship restrictions appeared first on Worthy Christian News. Source: Worthy News  23 total views

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