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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North Korea has rescinded an invitation for a U.S. envoy to visit North Korea and try to secure the release of a jailed American Christian.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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Open Doors USA Asking for Emergency Support, Prayers for Suffering Egyptian Christians

During the last two weeks a total of seven Christians have been murdered and 17 kidnapped during the violence directed at Christians by Muslim Brotherhood extremists. Hundreds more have been injured. Additionally, the rampage has resulted in the destruction or damage of 212 privately-owned Christian shops and homes and 95 church buildings.

Walmart Opens Up Health Benefits to Gay Couples in New Policy Shift

Walmart has announced it will begin offering health benefits to same-sex couples.

Avoiding the Microsoft Mistake

Microsoft is still a rich company. And a huge company. And a well-run company. It’s just becoming an increasingly irrelevant company.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 29, 2013 |
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Obama: U.S. Strike on Syria Would Send 'Strong Signal'

President Obama warned Wednesday that a potential U.S. military strike on Syria's ruling regime in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack on its own people would send "a pretty strong signal that they better not do it again."

What We Can Do to Make Dr. King’s “Dream” Come True

As you know, yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous speech, “I Have a Dream.” You might have heard him deliver the familiar lines last night on the news or online – “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

What Every Marriage Needs

We’re rolling out a new marriage program here at Focus on the Family designed to help newlyweds as well as couples married for years.

Pro-Life Groups Want Proper Burial for Babies Killed by Gosnell

The Philadelphia medical examiner has refused a request from a coalition of pro-life groups who want to provide a proper burial for the dead babies found in abortionist Kermit Gosnell's clinic.

The Future of Tattoos? Digital Graphic Implants to be Viewed on Smartphones

New technology allows for implanting a chip under the skin as a way to broadcast digital art viewable on smartphones.

Envoy to Seek Release of Missionary Held in North Korea

A special envoy will travel to North Korea this week to seek the release of jailed American Christian Kenneth Bae.

Is Abortion a Breast Cancer Risk?

After decades of scientific debate and research about the problem, doctors still disagree about whether abortion contributes to breast cancer. Even many pro-life doctors hesitate to draw firm conclusions.

  • WORLD News Service |
  • August 28, 2013 |
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Christian Arrested, Detained in Algeria

A Christian man from the Algerian city of Biskra was arrested on Friday by the National Gendarmerie at a checkpoint near Biskra.

Nigeria: Islamic Extremists Slit Throats of 44 Villagers, Gouge Out Eyes of Surviving Victims

Suspected Islamist extremists killed at least 44 villagers this week in continuing attacks in an Islamic uprising in northeast Nigeria.

Muslim Mob Injures Church Leaders, Choir Members in Nigeria

A Muslim mob with knives and iron rods injured several members of an Anglican church in Nasarawa state on Aug. 17 over a dispute about less than 1 cent in change, area Christians said.

  • Morning Star News |
  • August 27, 2013 |
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