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House Church Movement Sees Growth in China

House churches in China are growing and spreading in some areas, according to reports.

France Welcomes Christian Refugees from Iraq

France has extended asylum to Iraqi Christian refugees who have fled their ISIS persecution.

Children Killed in UN School Blast, Israel Temporarily Holding Fire

Israeli rocket fire struck a UN school shelter, killing 15 people and injuring 90, including many children. The school was designated as a shelter for displaced Palestinian families.

Summer: What Every Family Needs

Summer is officially here, and along with it traditionally comes a season when many families take time to vacation and be together to rest, regroup and have some fun. I say “traditionally” because such vacations may be becoming increasingly rare.

Christian Newspaper Editor Files Discrimination Complaint over Firing

An Iowa newspaper editor is claiming his former employer fired him because of his biblical beliefs about sexuality.

Police Remove Crosses from Churches in China

In the latest effort to curb the rapid expansion Christianity in China, police officers removed crosses from two churches in the coastal province of Zhejiang.

Editor-in-Chief Fired for Writing Personal Blog Post Defending Religious Beliefs

An Iowa man has been terminated from his position as the Editor-in-Chief of the Newton Daily News for writing a personal blog post that stated his religious position.

National Guard Cancels VBS Visit, Says Troops Cannot Be Affiliated with Church

A Missouri church was shocked to find that a scheduled visit with National Guard members was cancelled to adhere to the military's policy.

State Department Report: Religious Persecution Makes Migrants out of Millions

Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Monday (July 28) that Turkmenistan has joined the State Department’s list of worst religious freedom offenders.

New Survey Reveals Millennials Prefer New Marriage Models Over Till Death Do Us Part

Marriages that couples can test and deglitch, work out kinks or simply abandon course without consequence make more sense to millennials.

Ground Zero Cross Can Stay at 9/11 Museum, Appeals Court Rules

A cross-shaped beam from the wreckage of the World Trade Center can remain on display in the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum at Ground Zero, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.

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  • July 29, 2014 |
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Pope Francis Apologizes for Persecution of Pentecostals

Pope Francis sought forgiveness for decades of persecution of Italian Pentecostals when he met with around 300 evangelicals from the U.S., Argentina and Italy in the southern town of Caserta on Monday.

Creators of "God's Not Dead" Making Film to Compete with "Fifty Shades of Grey"

The creators of “God’s Not Dead” are now making a movie with a goal of giving “Fifty Shades of Grey” some wholesome competition.

Heaviest Israeli Airstrike in Conflict Leaves 60 Dead

Israel targeted Gaza overnight with the heaviest air raid since the conflict began three weeks ago. At least 60 Palestinians died in the attack.

Back-to-School Budgeting Tips

A new school year is just around the corner, and you know what that means: The annual hunt for school supplies.

Meriam Ibrahim, Freed from Sudan, Plans to Settle in New Hampshire

Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian who was flown to Rome after her death sentence was overturned, is now dreaming of building a future in the U.S.

Pope Francis is Coming to Philadelphia -- But Where Else Will He Visit?

It’s been the worst-kept secret in Christendom, but this week Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput gave the strongest indication yet that Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia next year.

President Obama Nominates Religious Freedom Ambassador after Nine-Month Delay

Rabbi David Saperstein will be filling the position of Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.

Son of Hamas Founder is a Christian Convert, Says Militants Target Civilians

The son of one of founding members of Hamas has spoken out against the militant organization and the way the group targets civilians.

Actress Jennifer Hudson Credits Faith for Bringing Her through Murder of Three Family Members

Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson said in a recently-published interview that her Christian faith helped her deal with the pain and grief of losing three family members in 2008.

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