The family of an 18-year-old Egyptian Christian woman, missing since 26 January, have accused the police of complicity in her kidnapping after they failed to take action against an alleged suspect who has admitted involvement.
Malaysia still has the reputation as one of the most liberal and tolerant Islamic countries in the world. How long that will last is unknown. Thousands of Malaysian Muslims rallied in the capital on February 18th to support the adoption of stricter Sharia law, a proposal that religious minorities fear could infringe their rights, Christian Telegraph reports according to Mission Network News.
People with severe mental illness are much more likely to be incarcerated than treated for their disorders, advocates said at a recent panel, and changes need to be made in order to break the vicious cycle of prison and homelessness, Christian Telegraph reports according to Catholic News Agency....More»
ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND (ANS -- February 22, 2017) -- Douglas Evans Coe, a lay minister known primarily for his unassuming personal relational and spiritual mentorship -- from inner-city youth to national and international leaders -- died on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, after a brief hospitalization following a heart attack and stroke. He was 88.
LONDON, UK (ANS – February 22, 2017) -- Fresh from a show at The Barbican in London last month and an MBE in this year’s New Year’s Honours list, the next production with award-winning hip-hop artist Kenrick Sandy’s name on the credits, is at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Tottenham, on February 25, 2017....More»
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA (ANS - February 21, 2017) - Australian veteran media pioneer, Alan Miles Metcalfe, the founder of The Safe Worlds TV Project, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017, in the Gold Coast, Australia, following a massive heart attack.
His son, Clayton L. Metcalfe, said that the heart attack was "caused by a complication of a virus that attacked his blood which went [on] to infect the heart." Clayton went on to say that his father "never had a sick day in his life until now," adding that he "is now in a better place with His God and is now giving us his guidance from above."...More»
When Dr. Kent Brantly became the first American to be diagnosed with Ebola in 2014, the world was captivated. Millions watched and wondered as he and colleague Nancy Writebol-who contracted the virus not long after Brantly-arrived at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta for treatment.
What the world didn't see, though, was a miraculous chain of events behind the scenes that led to the medical missionaries being healed from the virus that had taken so many lives in West Africa...More»
The three top faith leaders of the Central African Republic (CAR), who've won international recognition for efforts to end conflict in their country, have welcomed the appointment of a prosecutor for a Special Criminal Court.
CAR has been beset by religious and ethnic conflict between mainly Muslim Séléka rebels and mainly animist "Anti-balaka" (anti-machete) vigilantes since Séléka seized power in a coup in March 2013 which has claimed thousands of lives with hundreds of thousands displaced....More»