The Roman Colosseum along with two churches in Mosul and Aleppo will be lit up by red lights later this month to draw attention to the global persecution of Christians.
“Christians are the victims of at least 75 percent of all religiously-motivated violence and oppression,” declared the latest report from Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), the group organizing the event, and moreover “the extent of this persecution is largely ignored by our media.”
In poll-bound Nagaland, Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC), the state’s biggest church organisation, has urged the ‘believers’ to choose between the ‘Trishul’ and the ‘Cross’ while fearing that voters getting seduced by money and development offered by those whose hands seek to “pierce the heart of Jesus Christ”. Earlier, Nagaland Baptist Church Council had called Yoga a ‘deeply Hindu’ practice, advising Churches not to practice Yoga.
On Monday, 12 February 2018, the Supreme Court of India will continue hearing the case involving Bishop R. B. Lal. He is a scientist and the Vice Chancellor of India's first full Christian university, SHUATS (Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology, and Sciences). Some people are angry that the executive head of a state university is also the Founding-Bishop of a Church -- Yeshu Darbar. Thousands come to hear him every week as he preaches the Gospel, heals the sick, and casts out demons.