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Sudanese Authorities Demolish Two Church Buildings

Authorities in Khartoum demolished two church buildings last week, days after confiscating three Catholic schools, sources told Compass Direct.

  • Compass Direct News |
  • June 29, 2012 |
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Vietnamese Officials Destroy Two New Church Buildings

Officials in Vietnam's Muong Cha district, Dien Bien Province, destroyed two new church buildings of ethnic minority Hmong Christians this month and threatened to tear down a third.

Lesbian Couple Sues Catholic Hospital for Marriage Benefits

A lesbian couple has filed a lawsuit that could impact religious liberty in at least six states.

Muslim Brotherhood's Egypt Win Boosts Islamic Global Agenda

According to Dori Gold, Israel's former ambassador to the U.N., the victory of Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi in Egypt will be felt far beyond the country.

What's Hot? 6/29/12

A listing of hot cultural items from the the Internet, music, television and movies.

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare

In a landmark ruling Thursday the United States Supreme Court upheld "Obamacare," the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010), including the highly controversial "individual mandate" provision.

Two Lao, Two Thai Christians Arrested in Laos

Lao officials arrested two Lao and two Thai Christians in Luang Namtha Province earlier this month, seizing them from a private residence in Long district.

When Your Pet Dies

There were two dogs throughout my youth, a pug named Sir George and a Great Dane named Duke.

Requests Spike for 'BibleStick' Devices Providing Audio New Testaments to Troops

A Christian ministry that creates pocket-sized digital audio devices for troops that contain the entire New Testament is reporting that requests for its product are higher than ever as July 4 approaches.

Is Pornography Really Wrong?

When it comes to porn, the question facing many men and women is simple: is it really wrong? Is it really that big of a deal?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 28, 2012 |
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Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Chaplains Respond to Colorado, New Mexico Wildfires

The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team is in Colorado and New Mexico as wildfires continue to affect large regions in the nation's west.

Episcopal, Presbyterian Churches to Debate Same-Sex Marriage, Gay Ordination

The Episcopal Church and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will both be debating gay marriage issues in the coming week, and any decisions made may have far-reaching consequences.

Trying to Determine When a Date is a Date

When it comes to two single people of the opposite sex sharing a meal or a movie together, when does it become a “date” – as opposed to just two people of the opposite sex sharing a meal or a movie together?

Colorado Wildfire of 'Epic Proportions' Displaces 32,000

Firefighters are battling inferno-like conditions to try to tame an explosive wildfire that has already displaced 32,000 residents from their homes near Colorado Springs, Colo., including more than 2,000 who live at the Air Force Academy.

Boko Haram Reign of Terror Impacts Churches in Nigeria

The terror campaign on Christian churches in northern Nigeria by the Islamic militant group Boko Haram continues to impact Sunday worship services.

Presbyterian Church in America Takes Firmer Stand On Translating 'Son of God' for Muslims

The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) has officially rebuked Wycliffe Bible Translators' approach to translating the phrase "Son of God" for Muslims and recommended that PCA churches withdraw financial support from such Bible translations if they remain uncorrected.

How Teens View Their Digital Lives [Infographic]

Common Sense Media's infographic on how teens view their digital lives.

Man Allowed to Pass Out Bibles at Gay Pride Festival

A last-minute court decision has allowed a Wisconsin man to set up a booth outside a gay pride celebration in Minneapolis to hand out Bibles.

China's One-Child Policy Bankrupting Families

A Chinese mother faces outrageous fines for violating the country's one-child policy, which advocacy groups say highlights China's ruthless tactics to maintain population control by pressuring women to abort their unborn children or bankrupt their families.

War Brings Additional Trials for Syrian Believers

Christians in Syria who share their faith have always faced danger, but the escalating civil war is making evangelistic efforts even more difficult.

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