Three staff members of Houcun house church in Lichuan County in China's Jiangxi Province were summoned to the county government August 7 by police and the Religious Affairs Bureau and were coerced to join the government-controlled "Three-Self" Patriotic Movement church.
The United Church of Canada, Canada's largest Protestant denomination, has approved a recommendation to boycott products produced in Israeli settlements located within Palestinian territories -- the West Bank and the Gaza Strip -- with the intent of putting pressure on the Israeli government to stop expansion of the settlements.
A new study finds that when teens give up sleep for studying, the next day all kinds of things can go poorly.
A new longitudinal study has found that spending time with parents is important to teens' well-being.
Two more churches in Indonesia's West Java province have been forcibly closed amid opposition and disputes over paperwork.
Great preachers are the ones who preach really bad sermons. The difference is that they preach really bad sermons when they’re young, and are sharpened for life by critique.
The security guard who stopped a gunman at the Family Research Council last week, despite suffering a shot to the arm, said God put him there at that time to stop the attack.
The city of Hamburg, Germany, has become the first in the country to officially recognize Islamic holidays by allowing Muslim employees and students to take time off to celebrate.
I want to make sure that churches understand their models. And specifically, that if you want to be a church for the unchurched, you understand what that means.
In East Los Angeles you’ll find a little boy with a big imagination. Only 9 years old, Caine Monroy spent his summer at his dad’s auto parts store with nothing much to do. So with the help of a little packing tape and a lot of creativity, he turned a back room full of empty boxes into a makeshift arcade.
f you want to see the gospel of Christ that has energized this church for two thousand years, turn off the television.
Calvin Miller, a longtime pastor, author and seminary professor, died August 19.
According to a new census by researchers from Ohio State University, the Amish are the fastest-growing religious group in America.
A group of lawmakers from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats called this month for same-sex couples in civil partnerships to be given the same tax breaks as heterosexual married couples.
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A 17-year-old girl in Tanzania was sentenced to two years in prison after being accused of desecrating the Quran.
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An Open Doors USA co-worker in Egypt blogs about the chaotic, changing situation in the country over the last several months.
Canada's largest Protestant denomination elected its first openly gay leader at its 41st General Council on Thursday.
Today I want to share with you a poignant reflection from my friend and colleague, James Anderson. If you have children, I know you’ll relate to his words.
Our thoughts and prayers are with our friends at FRC. Senseless shootings like this are always tragic; but there’s an extra measure of sadness and disbelief when it hits so close to home. We are thankful that the heroic security guard who subdued his alleged shooter was not more seriously wounded.