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Report: Marriage Cuts Child Poverty by 80 Percent

Being raised in a married family reduces a child's probability of living in poverty by more than 80 percent, according to a recent report by The Heritage Foundation that found the chief cause of child poverty is the absence of married fathers in the home.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 20, 2012 |
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An Estimated 5.6 Million Underage Kids on Facebook

Facebook has an ugly little secret. An estimated 5.6 million Facebook clients -- about 3.5 percent of its U.S. users -- are children who the company says are banned from the site.

Afghanistan: Growing Number of Christians Causing Unease Among Muslim Leaders

The growth of Christianity in Afghanistan is causing unrest among Muslim clerics, leading them to call for action against believers.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 20, 2012 |
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Father-Daughter Dances Are Now Illegal?

Public school officials in Cranston, Rhode Island, have banned all “father-daughter” and “mother-son” activities, citing a threat from the American Civil Liberties Union, according to published reports.

Perpetrators of Turkey's 'Malatya Massacre' Put on Trial

Nineteen suspects accused of inciting the brutal 2007 murders of three Christians in eastern Turkey went on trial before Malatya’s Third Criminal Court in early September.

  • Open Doors News |
  • September 20, 2012 |
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The Authority of the Christian Faith

Today, we have made personal experience everything. What we think and feel, what we emote and choose, is placed above the stated orthodoxy of the community of faith of which we are a part.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 20, 2012 |
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Colombia: Pentecostal Pastor Shot Dead

Christian Solidarity Worldwide is calling for a full investigation into the murder of pastor Henry Rodriguez, 44, who was shot dead as he exited United Pentecostal Church in Bogota, Colombia, on September 16.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 19, 2012 |
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'The Gospel of Jesus' Wife': Ancient Fragment Stirs Debate

Karen King, a historian from Harvard Divinity School, revealed on Tuesday what she claims to be a fourth-century fragment of papyrus containing the phrase, in Coptic, "Jesus said to them, 'My wife ... '"

  • Religion Today |
  • September 19, 2012 |
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Five Things You Might Not Know About the Ryder Cup

You’ve heard of the Ryder Cup and might even know a little bit about the storied golf tournament, but do you know anything about the man behind the trophy?

Pastors Sue Kenyan Government Over Lack of Protection

Protestant churches in Kenya are suing the country's federal government, alleging a lack of help and protection following recent attacks by Islamic extremists.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 19, 2012 |
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Kazakhstan Jails Pastor, Considers Extradition to Uzbekistan

A former Uzbek house church pastor is in prison in Kazakhstan, awaiting a ruling whether he will be returned to his native country. Meanwhile, Kazakhstan’s Supreme Court considers whether to declare him a refugee in the face of almost-certain persecution.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 18, 2012 |
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Sexting Again Linked to Risky Sex Among Teens

One out of every seven Los Angeles high schoolers with a cell phone has sent a sexually-explicit text message or photo, according to a survey that also found sexting teens more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviors.

The Strangest Secret

Over 60 years ago, Earl Nightingale, a former United States Marine who had been one of only 12 survivors of the bombing of the U.S.S. Arizona at Pearl Harbor, struck upon an idea.

Family Facing Fines for Hosting Bible Study

A Florida family is facing a $250-per-day fine for hosting a Friday night prayer and Bible study in their home -- an act that city officials argue violates zoning codes.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 18, 2012 |
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Obama Campaign Unveils New Faith Initiative

In an effort to resonate with key faith groups, the Obama campaign has released a “People of Faith for Obama” initiative, which includes a Web video and faith platform.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 18, 2012 |
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Lisa Whelchel Struggles with Her Christian Convictions on ‘Survivor’

Lisa Whelchel has always been a huge fan of the show Survivor. Now the former Facts of Life star will be a contestant, Fox News reports. However, as a devout Christian, Whelchel is wondering how her faith will play out in a game where the only rule is "There are no rules."

  • Religion Today |
  • September 17, 2012 |
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Studies Find More Students Cheating

Recent studies of student behavior and attitudes show that a majority of students violate standards of academic integrity to some degree, and that high achievers are just as likely to do it as others.

Netanyahu: U.S. Voters Should Consider 'Red Line' with Iran

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appealed to American voters on Sunday, urging them to elect a president willing to draw a line on when Iran would face military attack over its nuclear weapons program.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 17, 2012 |
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Before You Get Too Excited About the New iPhone 5...

The fascination we have with the newness of these things...

German Officials Prosecute Rabbi for Performing Circumcisions

In Germany, officials have pressed charges against a Jewish rabbi for performing circumcisions.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 17, 2012 |
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