From the mission field – Sri Lanka

LCMS missionary to Sri Lanka Rev. Steven Mahlburg reports on the terrorist attacks that occurred in the country on Easter Sunday.

Hope, frustration mark anniversary of Chibok kidnappings

It’s been two years since the abduction of nearly 300 Chibok schoolgirls by Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria.

Belgian religious groups condemn Brussels attacks

Belgian Muslim and Catholic organizations are condemning the terrorist bombings in Brussels.

French woman who escaped ISIS lives to tell about its horrors

Sophie Kasiki writes of her experience in a new book “to prevent others … from falling for the Islamic State’s culture of death.”

Islam expert: ISIS genocide declaration ‘too little, too late’

Islam expert Dr. Tim Furnish says ISIS will not be deterred by symbolic gestures like the recent genocide declarations made against ISIS by Congress and the State Department.

Terrorism is Islamic issue, say some Muslims

Muslims in the West must step up and admit terrorism is rooted in extremist Islam, say four Muslim think-tank panelists.

San Bernardino victim had clashed with shooter over Israel

Victim Nicholas Thalasinos was a Messianic Jew who worked with shooter Syed Farook.

After attacks, Muslims in Paris fear being targeted

As French police continue to search for those linked to the attacks, some Paris Muslims feel a double burden: the grief of loss, and the fear of being stigmatized.

French-train heroes receive medals from Defense secretary

Lutheran French-train “hero” Alek Skarlatos receives the Soldier’s Medal from U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter.

LCMS Lutheran among ‘heroes’ in French-train ordeal

Aleksander Skarlatos, a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Roseburg, Ore., is among the men honored for stopping an armed attacker on a French train Aug. 21.

Four killed in Jerusalem synagogue terror attack

At least four worshipers, three of them U.S.-born, were killed in an attack on a west Jerusalem synagogue.

State Department names Boko Haram a terrorist organization

Boko Haram, which means “Western education is forbidden,” is responsible for thousands of deaths in northeast and central Nigeria, according to the U.S. State Department.