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Guest Post: What to Know About Religious Liberties Cases

Two cases currently before the U.S. Supreme Court are of special interest to many people of faith because they deal with the issue of religious liberties.

Ukraine Christians Caught in a “Political Maelstrom” as Tensions Mount

Ukrainian believers are being caught in the violent and growing conflict between their homeland and Russia, the superpower that has dominated their nation for centuries.

Organizations Commemorate World Refugee Day

Each year on June 20, organizations around the world commemorate World Refugee Day.

March for Marriage Draws Thousands of Biblical Marriage Supporters to Washington, D.C.

Thousands marched on Thursday on the Capitol lawn in support for traditional marriage.

Testing Shows Bible Did Not Stop Save Man from Shooting

An Ohio bus driver’s claim that a Bible shielded him from a shooting earlier this year has proven to be false.

South Carolina Man Beheads Jesus Statue, Justifies Vandalism with First Commandment

A South Carolina man took a sledgehammer to a concrete statue of Jesus at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church early Sunday morning; he claims he only did it to honor the First Commandment.

Thousands Rally at U.S. Capitol Against Gay Marriage

Several thousand marchers rallied to show their support for traditional marriage on June 19, arguing that the Bible says marriage is only for one man and one woman.

How Dying Churches Can Find New Life

A handful of members of Hillview Baptist Church prayed their pews would be filled with worshipers. Those prayers were finally answered, as more than 300 people gathered for a Sunday morning service.

Rick Warren's Saddleback Church Embraces 'The Daniel Plan' for Weight Loss

Members of Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church in California are joining together in a diet and exercise plan in the name of Christ.

Pope Francis Denounces Legalization of Recreational Drugs

Pope Francis spoke out against the legalization of recreational drugs at a drug enforcement conference in Rome.

UMC Pastor Ousted for Officiating Gay Son's Wedding Begins Appeal

The United Methodist Church (UMC) pastor who was terminated for officiating his gay son’s wedding ceremony is now appealing the church’s decision.

What's Hot? 06/20/14

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

Know When to Start a Family

The headline certainly draws you in: “Don’t Call Me Grandma: Births to ‘Older’ Moms on the Rise.” The report from NBC News highlights the growing trend of women over age 35 who are having their first baby.

Vietnam Police, Communist Officials Lead Mob Attacking Mennonite Retreat

Vietnamese Mennonite leader Nguyen Hong Quang and 20 church leaders and Bible college students were severely beaten by a mob, reportedly for two hours in My Phuoc, Binh Duong province, Vietnam.

Nigeria Announces Arrest of Boko Haram Commander and 485 Members

Hours after an attack killed at least 21 young soccer fans watching a televised World Cup match, Nigerian security forces announced they had arrested a senior commander and more than 485 members of the militant Islamist group Boko Haram that is terrorizing the country.

Investigation Finds Bill Gothard's Actions 'Inappropriate' But Not 'Criminal'

A board of investigators found that former president of the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP) Bill Gothard’s alleged behavior around teen girls was “inappropriate,” but not “criminal.”

Majority of Kids Are Sexting

A new study finds that more than half of minors reported sending or receiving sexually explicit messages via text.

Jonathan Merritt: Hobby Lobby is Not a Christian Company

Religion News Service columnist Jonathan Merritt is making a splash amongst conservative Christians with his claim that Hobby Lobby is not a Christian company.

As I Lay Dying's Tim Lambesis Says Nine Out of 10 Christian Bands Only Claim to Be Christian

Musician Tim Lambesis now says that he is actually an Atheist, and many so-called “Christian” bands are not what they claim to be either.

Is Pope Francis Sick, Or Just Taking a Summer Break?

Pope Francis’ abrupt decision to cancel his popular morning Mass and general audiences for the month of July has provoked fresh speculation about the health of the 77-year-old pontiff.

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