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Facebook Tests New ‘Prayer Post’ Feature

Facebook is currently testing a new feature that will allow users to ask for and respond to prayer requests.

Prayer Day Set for India

Church leaders in India have set May 7th as a day for prayer and fasting as the country continues its battle against Covid-19.

Religious Freedom Worsened in China—USCIRF

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released its annual report on April 21 stating that religious freedom conditions in China have worsened.

Faith-based Approaches Can Sway Many Americans to Accept COVID-19 Vaccine

A recent study by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and Interfaith Youth Core (IYC) found that faith-based approaches can help sway many hesitant Americans to accept the COVID-19 vaccine.

Croatia Launches Scholarship Program to Persecuted Christians

The Croatian government is granting scholarships to young persecuted Christians. Parliament approved in November 2020 the state budget allocating $237,000 to the scholarship program.

Christians in UK Urged to Follow Govt Guidelines in Church

A Christian health expert in the UK advised Christians to "take responsibility" and conform to the government's pandemic guidelines even in church.

Christians in China Observe Easter Sunday

Government-recognized churches in China observed Easter Sunday with praise meetings, prayers, Communion services and baptisms.

Christians Celebrate Second Easter During Pandemic

Millions of Christians around the world celebrated Easter Sunday under pandemic precautions for the second time.

Bible Translators to End Bible Poverty by 2033

Ten of the world's leading Bible translation agencies launched an ambitious campaign---making Scripture available in every language by 2033.

UK Allows Safer Church Singing in Time for the Holy Week

The UK government updated its guidelines on March 26th relaxing restrictions on communal singing in church.

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Irish Christians Welcome Return of In-person Worship

Churches in Ireland reopened its doors to the public on May 10th as part of the government's plan of easing Covid-19 restrictions.

EU Appoints Special Envoy for Religious Freedom

The European Commission appointed Former European Commissioner Christos Stylianides as Special Envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion or belief outside the EU.

Facebook Tests New ‘Prayer Post’ Feature

Facebook is currently testing a new feature that will allow users to ask for and respond to prayer requests.