Texas governor Rick Perry promoted Aug. 6, 2011 as a day of prayer and was sued. The Freedom from Religion Foundation, on behalf of a group of atheists and agnostics, filed a federal lawsuit against him on July 14, 2011.
A Norwegian bishop addressing the recent bombing and shooting attacks in Norway said his country has "countered this insane terrorism by demonstrating love and solidarity," reports RNS News.
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that would create a special State Department envoy for religious minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia, where Christians have come under attack in recent years, particularly in Muslim majority nations.
According to WORLD News Service a town clerk in upstate New York, Laura Fotusky, resigned her position rather than compromise her religious belief that marriage should be between a man and a woman.
Persecution watchdog Release International is working to support North Korean Christians who have fled their country by providing safe houses, pastoral support and health care.
A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has found no link between the use of cellphones and development of brain tumors in adolescents.
Here's a great quote from Richard Lovelace that addresses a daily problem that Christians face: failing to realize the present power of Christ’s justifying work on our behalf. This quote is worth reading over and over again...
What can you do today that will help make another person’s tomorrow more pleasant?
Instead of allowing God to speak into her circumstances, Naomi interpreted God through those circumstances. When her life was good, God was good; when her life went bad, she believed that God was bad.
A coalition of 23 large non-profit organizations wrote a letter to Congress July 14 expressing concern that reducing or capping the value of itemized deductions for charitable contributions will hurt charities and those who need their services.
A Cuban pastor who was imprisoned on false charges has been granted asylum by the United States, but refused permission to leave Cuba.
Throughout the first decade of the new millennium, multiple studies—revealing a crisis among youth in the church—seemed to appear almost every year and now in 2011, the research still shows no improvement. It is astonishing to note that despite the continued evidence demonstrating the American church’s failure to adequately and holistically disciple the faithful into maturity; the leadership in so many of our churches continue to do the same thing
Authorities this week sentenced Shi Enhao, deputy leader of the Chinese House Church Alliance, two years of “re-education through labor” – a sentence that requires no trial or conviction, according to the China Aid Association.
Judge Loretta Giorgi has determined that as "a widely practiced medical procedure," circumcision cannot be banned by the city, since California law forbids municipalities from regulating medical procedures allowed by the state.
Teenage girls who develop post-traumatic stress disorder after being sexually assaulted aren't at increased risk for binge drinking, new research shows.
A new study from American Express reports that while parents say they will not scrimp on what kids need to start the school year, it won't be painless.
Family and close friends gathered with “Uncle John” as they listened to Handel's Messiah.
Conversion: The Life-Changing Power of the Word
As China mourned a horrific train accident in Wenzhou, Shouwang Church gathered to worship and pray, which led to 35 arrests.