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Episcopal Church Clears Way to Ordain Transgenders

The Episcopal Church approved Monday at its national convention an official prayer service for blessing same-sex couples and also cleared the way for transgender ordination.

Boko Haram Takes Credit for Nigeria Village Attacks

The Islamic extremist group Boko Haram is claiming responsibility for recent coordinated attacks against Christian villages in Nigeria's Plateau State.

Open Doors USA Launches 30 Days of Prayer for Persecuted Christians During Ramadan

During the 30 days of Ramadan, Open Doors USA is launching a prayer campaign for persecuted Christians in Muslim-majority countries as well as praying that Muslims will find the real God.

Obama Invites Egypt's Morsi to Meeting in U.S.

President Obama has invited Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi to meet with him on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York in September.

How One Girl Influenced Seventeen Magazine

Never let it be said that one teenager can’t make a difference in the lives of millions of other girls.

Arizona Pastor Begins 60-Day Jail Sentence for Hosting Home Bible Study

Michael Salman, the Phoenix pastor who was fined and sentenced to jail for holding Bible studies in his home, began his 60-day jail sentence July 9 at 10 a.m.

U.S. High Schools Lax in Preventing Dating Abuse

Although dating violence is a recognized problem for U.S. teens, a majority of high school counselors say their school provides no training or guidelines for dealing with abusive romantic relationships, a new study finds.

Presbyterian Church Passes Resolution Against Spanking

The 220th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) narrowly passed a resolution Thursday against using corporal punishment on children.

Americans Continue to Reduce Giving to Churches

The economy continues to impact Americans' giving to churches and nonprofit organizations, according to a recent Barna Group survey showing that one-third of those surveyed had reduced the amount they gave to churches in the past three months.

Nigerian Attackers Kill Dozens of Christians

Coordinated attacks against Christian villages in Nigeria's Plateau State this weekend left 58 people dead.

Study Ties PG-13 Movies to Teen Smoking

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics estimates that youth smoking could be cut by one-fifth by eliminating smoking from PG-13 rated movies.

Couple Can Sue for Right to Abort

A Montana judge has ruled that a couple who would have aborted their unborn daughter had they known she had cystic fibrosis can sue their healthcare providers.

Episcopal Church Moves Closer to Allowing Transgender Ministers

A legislative body of the Episcopal Church approved on Saturday a proposal that, if it survives a final vote, would give transgenders the right to become ministers.

Here's a Good Daily Habit to Make

bestill2.jpg One of the most difficult things in life is to be still.

The 'Best' Religious Joke

GQ Magazine once highlighted the greatest jokes. One was religious in nature.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • July 09, 2012 |
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Study: Kids Experiment with Drugs, Alcohol in Summer

A recent study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration indicates that kids between the ages of 12 and 17 are most likely to experiment with alcohol, tobacco and marijuana for the first time during the summer months.

Southern Baptists See Membership Decline for Fifth Straight Year

Membership numbers for the Southern Baptist Convention reflect disturbing trends for America's largest Protestant denomination.

Chinese Family Forced to Abort Files Criminal Charges

A Chinese man whose wife was forced to have an abortion has filed criminal charges against the officials responsible.

80 Percent of 10-Year-Old Girls Have Been on a Diet

A study published in the Journal of Christian Nursing finds that 80 percent of 10-year-old girls have been on a diet.

Muslim Congressman: U.S. Schools Should Be Modeled After Madrasas with Quran as 'Foundation'

A video posted July 5 by RealClearPolitics depicts U.S. Rep. Andre Carson (D-Indiana) saying America's schools should be modeled after madrasas -- Islamic religious schools -- with their "foundation" as the Quran.

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