Increased Christian persecution in Ethiopia

While Christians in Ethiopia were already subject to persecution, they have seen intensified attacks against them amid the extreme violence of the current conflict between the Ethiopian government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), International Christian Concern reports.

UK court: Franklin Graham festival was discriminated against by local authorities

A British court has ruled that the 2018 UK Lancashire Festival of Hope featuring Franklin Graham was subject to discrimination by local authorities which removed festival bus advertisements reading only “Time for Hope,” Assist News reports. The Blackpool Borough Council and Blackpool Transport Services were found to have violated the UK’s Equality Act 2010 by discriminating against the Festival specifically because of Graham’s religious views on homosexuality.

LGBT coalition files class action to end discrimination in federal-funded religious institutions

Thirty-three current and former LGBT students of federal-funded religious colleges have filed a class action suit asking an Oregon District Court to rule that the religious exemption to Title IX as applied to ‘sexual and gender minority students is unconstitutional. Title IX is a federal civil rights law that protects students in federal-funded education programs from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Algerian Christian becomes suicidal following persecution and imprisonment

Algerian Christian Slimane Bouhafs has struggled with suicidal thoughts after being imprisoned for violating Algeria’s blasphemy laws and then being further persecuted for his faith upon seeking refuge in Tunisia, Morning Star News reports. Algeria ranked 24th and Tunisia ranked 26th on the Open Doors’ 2021 World Watch List of the countries where it is most difficult to be a Christian.

“Heaven and Earth:” Two films present evidence for major Scriptural events

There is now available for purchase a two-film DVD Set which seeks to present factual evidence that the Star of Bethlehem which led the wise men to Jesus’ manger, and the Earthquake which followed His death on the Cross, were historical ‘bookend’ events in Jesus’ life. Titled Heaven and Earth, the DVD package contains the films The Star of Bethlehem and the Christ Quake, both of which were directed by Stephen Vidano.