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The Light Force of God’s Smuggler: Arab Christians Mourn Brother Andrew

When “God’s smuggler” came to the Middle East, he went through the front door. Once known for hiding Bibles in the back of his Volkswagen when crossing behind the Iron Curtain, Brother Andrew instead simply handed them to terrorists. Coupled with his devotion to the Palestinian church, the founder of Open Doors shook the Western […]

Orphan Forced from Christian Home Highlights Islamic Ban on Adoption

Four years ago, Shenouda was an infant found at the door of a Coptic church. Today, renamed Yusuf, the boy is found in a state-run orphanage. In between lies the care of a priest, the devastation of a Christian family, and a sectarian bureaucracy undergoing partial reform. Egypt is home to a Dickens-like tragedy. “Adoption […]

Christian Radio Reacts to Ukraine Restrictions on Russian Language

A new language law in Ukraine has complicated ministry to Russian-speaking citizens. Comparing restrictions to the Soviet era, one Christian broadcaster is relocating to Budapest, Hungary. “I don’t want our staff busted on the air for reading the Bible in Russian,” said Dan Johnson, president of Christian Radio for Russia, which operates New Life Radio […]

Prayer in Ukraine After Six Months of War

The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) called for prayer. “On this day of independence, we want to declare our dependence on God,” it stated on behalf of Ukraine, “the One who can bring true peace to the hearts of each individual person, each family, and even entire peoples.” Joined by the affiliated European Evangelical Alliance, the […]

Egypt Church Fire Kills 41, Sparks Blame of Building Law’s Legacy

As Egypt reels from the tragic church fire that killed 41 worshipers on Sunday, many search for where to put the blame. “God forgive the fire department,” said Ishak Henin, a deacon at Abu Seifein Coptic Orthodox Church in Imbaba, a dense urban neighborhood of Cairo. “If they had come earlier, they could have saved […]

The Hardship Is Plentiful But the Workers Aren’t Few: Evangelicals Unite on Ukraine

Her mother died of cancer. Her father was killed in the war. When her home in Donetsk was destroyed by a Russian missile, retreating Ukrainian troops brought the eight-year-old orphan and her grandparents and uncle to volunteers serving with the Chernivtsi Bible Seminary (CBS), 680 miles to the west. Their only possessions were the clothes […]

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