Tensions boil over in Beirut; explosions, shootings leave dead and wounded

Lebanon (MNN) — Tension surrounding the Beirut blast investigation turned violent yesterday. Gunmen exchanged fire in Lebanon’s capital, killing at least six people. Explosions wounded dozens more. See our full Lebanon coverage here. It’s the latest chapter in Lebanon’s dramatic saga. An ongoing fuel crisis is getting worse, triggering a further decline in the food and health sectors. As described here, […]

Bibles For The World welcomes Afghan refugees to India

This isn’t the first time the Taliban has ruled Afghanistan. The group held control from 1996 until 2001 when western powers invaded. During this Tim many Afghans refugees fled the country to India. John Pudaite from  Bibles For The World has started to work with these refugees over the past few years. “It’s a little-known […]

Christians Seriously Injured in Mob Assault on House Church

A mob armed with axes and thick wooden batons in central India disrupted a home worship service and beat and threatened Christians for leaving their ancestral tribal religion this month, sources said. Eight Christians were injured and five of them hospitalized, including two women and a pastor who suffered head injuries and a dislocated shoulder, […]

Bible Reading Has Boosted Mental Health

Reading the Bible during the pandemic has improved the mental health of a large segment of Christians and also eased their anxiety about the future, according to a new United Kingdom survey. The poll of 1,123 practicing Christians who attend church and read the Bible at least monthly found that 33 percent say reading the […]

Kofi Annan, former UN secretary-general, dead at 80

Kofi Annan, a former United Nations secretary-general, died Saturday, the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation confirmed. He was 80 years old. “Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed away peacefully,” after a “short illness,” they said in a statement that was tweeted. The illness was unspecified. Annan, […]