AHOK SENTENCED TO PRISON
Despite earlier news reports to the contrary, the Guardian reports that Jakarta’s Christian former governor, known as Ahok, “has been sentenced to two years in prison after a trial that was widely seen as a measure of religious pluralism in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority country.”
US VICE PRESIDENT SUPPORTS PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS
Earlier this month, US Vice President Mike Pence told persecuted Christians around the world that "we stand by you". Pence spoke at day two of the first ever World Summit in Defence of Persecuted Christians where more than 600 persecuted Christians, advocates and church leaders were in attendance.
FAITH AND BELIEF IN AUSTRALIA
As reported in Eternity Magazine, three in four Aussies say that they are turned off investigating religion when they hear celebrities or public figures talk about their Christian faith. Stories of miraculous healing are also significant turn offs. The results are part of the new Faith and Belief in Australia report. But sounding a note of hope, the greatest attraction to investigating spirituality and religion is seeing people live out a genuine faith.