A Christian woman has brought a landmark case to court in St Petersburg, Russia. She is challenging authorities for fining her the equivalent of US$136 for hosting a protestant church worship services in her home. She said the decision violated her right to freedom of religious expression and her right to freely own and dispose of her property. Meanwhile, Christian leaders in the Russian port city of Novo-ros-siysk are challenging the recent shutdown of a Baptist Church in that city.
A father in the US State of Texas has lost his legal attempt to stop his ex-wife from turning their 7-year-old son into a girl. Reacting to the court decision, a conservative commentator said he found it strange that it could be decided that a boy was really a girl simply because his mother said her son liked the movie Frozen. The commentator argued that America had just crossed a threshold as a society, describing it as very dark times. Some see the decision as a victory for the LGBT activist agenda.
According to Open Doors President David Curry, the pastor of a Kurdish Christian church in north-eastern Syria, said most Christian have decided to remain in the area despite the Turkish incursion. The United Nations said some 166,000 people have been displaced since the Turkish invasion began October 9 and at least 21 civilians were killed.
Christians and members of other faith groups are among a majority of Americans who believe President Donald Trump’s personal conduct is an issue. This is according to a new report from the Public Religion Research Institute. It says three-quarters of Americans wish Mr. Trump’s speech and behaviour were more consistent with past presidents.
Pope Francis reportedly said today the Jerusalem assembly described in the Acts of the Apostles 15:7-21 offers an important light on how Christians deal with differences and seek the truth in love.