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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.

North India Church Destroyed by 1,000-Strong Mob

Shouting religious slogans, a mob estimated at 1,000 people destroyed a Christian church under construction in northern India on August 25.

What's Hot? 8/30/13

A listing of hot cultural items from the the Internet, music, television and movies.

Ninth Circuit Upholds California Conversion Therapy Ban

California's 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has upheld a new law banning change therapy, which is used to help those with unwanted same-sex attraction.

IRS to Recognize All Gay Marriages, Regardless of State

All same-sex couples who are legally married will be recognized as such for federal tax purposes, even if the state where they live does not recognize their union, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service said Thursday.

New Mexico, the Media, Religious Liberty — and You

Last week, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that a husband and wife who own a photography business illegally discriminated against a homosexual couple for refusing to shoot their same-sex "commitment ceremony."

Iranian Regime Intensifies Crackdown on Christians

International Christian Concern is alarmed by the latest series of events that continue a pattern of egregious violations of fundamental rights and freedoms in Iran.

  • International Christian Concern |
  • August 29, 2013 |
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