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Massachusetts Supreme Court Weighs Challenge to Pledge of Allegiance

Justices of Massachusetts' highest court examined the nature of the Pledge of Allegiance Wednesday as they heard a challenge from atheists who want the pledge banned in schools statewide.

  • G. Jeffrey MacDonald |
  • September 05, 2013 |
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German Homeschool Family Raided by Police, Children Seized

On August 29, 2013, in what has been called a "brutal and vicious act," a team of 20 social workers, police officers and special agents stormed a homeschooling family's residence near Darmstadt, Germany, forcibly removing all four of the family's children, ages 7 to 14.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 05, 2013 |
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Most Egyptians Reject Muslim Brotherhood

The majority of Egyptians do not want the Muslim Brotherhood involved in their society or in politics, according to a new poll from Baseera, the Egyptian Center of Public Opinion Research.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 05, 2013 |
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Renaming a Church

I’ve noticed a growing trend, at least in my own city, of churches renaming themselves in an apparent effort to invigorate a plateaued or even declining situation.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 05, 2013 |
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“We Serve a Remarkable God”

I want to share a personal email I received last week from Tim Goeglein, our vice president of external relations.

Atheist Couple Suing to Remove 'Under God' From Pledge of Allegiance in Massachusetts

A lawsuit to strike the words "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance goes before the Massachusetts Supreme Court this week.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 04, 2013 |
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Teen Employment Hits Record Lows

For the fourth consecutive summer, teen employment has stayed anchored around record lows.

Parenting: Yelling at Teens Can Backfire

Study finds that harsh verbal discipline increases the risk teens will misbehave and exhibit symptoms of depression.

Central African Republic: Bible Translation Teams Face Trouble After Coup

In March 2013, the government of the Central African Republic was overthrown in a coup d'état in the country's capital, Bangui. Since that time, the country has experienced significant unrest and turmoil, which has affected the lives of many innocent people and also the work of Bible translation.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 04, 2013 |
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1 Million Syrian Refugee Children Gripped by Bloodshed, Upheaval

Every day the numbers rise as Syria's crisis rages out of control and spills across borders into neighboring countries. There are now more than 2 million refugees, 5 million internally displaced persons and 100,000 dead.

  • Charles Braddix |
  • September 04, 2013 |
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What Martin Luther King Can Teach Us About Preaching

In the Bible gospel preaching never left off with condemnation. That the gospel is really good news for us.

Five Christians Killed in Roadside Ambush Near Jos, Nigeria

As Emmanuel Sunday rode his motorbike near Jos last Thursday evening, gunmen stopped him and asked him his religion. The 19-year-old technical school student saw a group of people the gunmen had ordered out of a mini-bus; the Christians had been told to lie on the ground.

  • Morning Star News |
  • September 03, 2013 |
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Bangladeshi Christian Locked Up, Beaten by His Own Brothers

Bangladeshi believer Nur Hossain was held up by his own brothers on August 13 for choosing to follow Jesus.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 03, 2013 |
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Texas Breakaway Episcopal Churches Can Keep Their Property

The Texas Supreme Court has ruled that 52 breakaway Texas Episcopal churches can maintain ownership of their property.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 03, 2013 |
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Christian Counselors Fight Back Against New Jersey Gay Conversion Ban

On August 19, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a law banning therapy that attempts to help minors overcome their same-sex attractions. A group of Christian counselors are suing to practice according to the dictates of their conscience.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 03, 2013 |
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Eritrean Authorities Arrest 30 More Christians

Eritrean authorities arrested 30 members of the Church of the Living God gathered for prayer on the evening of Aug. 24 in the Kushet suburb of the capital Asmara.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 02, 2013 |
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USCIRF Reports 12,000 Killed in Anti-Christian Violence in Nigeria Since Beginning of 2012

In a recent report released by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, the non-partisan group says about 12,000 people have been killed since the start of 2012 in the largely anti-Christian violence that has swept across northern Nigeria.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 02, 2013 |
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A Pastor's Hide

A recent study conducted by Duke University revealed: “Clergy More Likely to Suffer from Depression, Anxiety.”

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 02, 2013 |
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Central African Republic: Christians Face Continued Threats From Alliance of Militant Groups

The alliance of militant groups, called Seleka, has thousands of fighters and, according to church leaders, ties to Islamic jihadists who target Christians and their churches.

  • WORLD News Service |
  • September 02, 2013 |
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North Korea Rescinds Invitation to U.S. Envoy Over American Prisoner

North Korea has rescinded an invitation for a U.S. envoy to visit North Korea and try to secure the release of a jailed American Christian.

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