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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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Toronto Churches Face Eviction as School Rental Fees Skyrocket

Churches in Toronto, Canada, that rent space in public schools may face eviction if they fail to pay increased rent of up to 800 percent to the Toronto District School Board.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 17, 2012 |
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Pastoral Plagiarism

Someone brought something to my attention recently. A young woman on our staff came across a talk, given by a pastor, on a church’s website. It was my talk.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 17, 2012 |
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California Bill Would Ban Therapy for Gay Teens

Minors with unwanted same-sex attractions could be prevented from receiving "reparative therapy" to combat their desires if California Gov. Jerry Brown signs a ban into law this month.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 17, 2012 |
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Sociologists: Worship at Megachurches May Induce Drug-Like 'High'

A new study by University of Washington sociologists suggests that worship at megachurches may induce a drug-like spiritual "high" that helps explain these congregations' success.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 16, 2012 |
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Can You Handle the Truth?

Our culture has made a mother's womb the most dangerous place on the planet.

Survey Shows 74 Percent Increase in U.S. Mosques in Past Decade

A survey conducted earlier this year by a coalition of religious organizations shows the number of mosques in the United States has grown by 74 percent in the past 11 years -- up from 1,209 in 2001 to 2,106 in 2011.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 15, 2012 |
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Risk-Glorifying Video Games Linked to Reckless Driving

Teens who play video games that glorify reckless driving may bring some of their virtual dangerous habits to road, a new study shows.

Burma: New Report Exposes Religious Persecution of Ethnic Chin Christians

A new report by the Chin Human Rights Organization shows ethnic Christians in Burma's Chin state continue to face systematic religious discrimination at the hands of the government and are often forced to convert to Buddhism.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 14, 2012 |
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Obama Refuses to Set 'Red Line' on Iran's Nuclear Program

President Barack Obama says he won't spell out specific boundaries Iran can't cross in its nuclear program before facing U.S. military action.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 14, 2012 |
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