Samuel Smith

  • Hundreds of crosses removed from churches in China despite pandemic

    Crosses were removed from over 250 state-sanctioned churches in China's Anhui province between January and April as the Communist Party's years-long crackdown on church crosses continues, according to the Italian-based magazine Bitter Winter.

  • Trump earmarks $25m fund for the protection of religious freedom

    Trump became the first American president ever to convene a meeting at the United Nations headquarters in New York City focusing solely on religious freedom. In a speech Monday morning, the 73-year-old called for the nations of the world to do their part to "end religious persecution."

  • Bible translator killed in horrific attack by militants in Cameroon

    Bible translator Angus Abraham Fung was among seven people said to have been killed during an attack carried out by suspected Fulani herdsmen sometime during the early hours of Sunday morning in the town of Wum, according to Efi Tembon, who leads a ministry called Oasis Network for Community Transformation.

  • Former IKEA employee says he was fired after posting Bible verses on homosexuality

    The popular Sweden-based furniture retailer IKEA is being sued after it fired an employee in Poland for posting Bible verses to voice his objection to the company's promotion of "LGBT rights."

  • Sharp drop in church membership among Americans - poll

    The new report analyzing religious membership of Americans have found that an average of 50 percent of Americans in 2018 said they belong or are members of a church or other religious institution. This represents a 20-percentage-point decline in church membership over the past 20 years, and the lowest it has been since Gallup began polling the question in 1937.