The Leuven Consultation, staged in Belgium in early June, heard that 215 million Christians are experiencing high, very high or extreme persecution in more than 50 countries, with women suffering dis-proportionately.

Freed from poverty and oppression


Every year, 150–200 women are helped by Open Doors, as they escape North Korea’s poverty and oppression and flee to China

The Bible acquitted in court


The acquittal of two Christian street preachers in late June was a victory for the public reading and teaching of the Bible, and for free speech and freedom of religion.

Intelligent Design and the Olympics


On 3–8 July, Professor Stuart Burgess exhibited his Olympic bike work at the headquarters of the Royal Society in London near Buckingham Palace.

Algeria: God has raised up His church

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‘God is enlarging our dream.’

Nigeria: more girls released


On 8 May, the Nigerian Government said it had secured the release of 82 of the nearly 300 girls kidnapped from their school in Chibok, northern Nigeria.

Iraq: Worship returns to liberated towns

Christians celebrated Palm Sunday in the burned-out church in Qaraqosh


Karamles is a Christian village that was home to 800 Christian families before the invasion of IS…