Karnataka Most Dangerous State in India for Christians

Attacks on Christians accelerated over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays in the south Indian state of Karnataka, which was identified as the most unsafe place for the religious minority for the third consecutive year in 2011.With 49 cases of violence and hostility against Christians in 2011, Karnataka remained the state with the highest incidence […]

Bomb Blasts Target Northern Nigeria

(MNN) ― There’s a reason the state of emergency exists in Nigeria. In the wake of an ultimatum from the Boko Haram, there were two bomb blasts in northeastern Nigerian cities, authorities said Thursday. The state of emergency gives security forces control of the areas under the declaration, and closes some of the borders with […]

Christian Persecution on the Rise in India; Grim Outlook for 2012

Watchdog groups are sounding the alarm on increasing acts of violence against Christians in India at the hands of the country’s Hindu community. India is one of the regions closely monitored by human rights groups, due to many cases of religious persecution taking place in its recent history. The biggest act of violence against Christians […]

Poll: Nearly 80 percent of Americans say they are Christian

More than three-quarters of Americans identify themselves as Christian, Gallup reports. Pollsters found that 78 percent of Americans identify with Christianity. Overall, more than 82 percent of Americans have a religious identity, with this percentage breakdown: 52.5: Protestant/other Christian 23.6: Catholic 1.9: Mormon 1.6: Jewish 0.5: Muslim 2.4: Other non-Christian 15: None/atheist/agnostic 2.5: No response […]

Firefighters say Bible pulled from house fire is “a miracle”

Bernice Hunt’s Bible was pulled from the ashes without a charred edge or a burnt page. The only damage at all was a little moisture from the fire hoses. But it certainly isn’t the way she planned to start 2012. Hunt tells News 12, “I ran downstairs and went to get my son and tell […]