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Bringing Hope to Japan at Christmas

During the first Christmas season in Japan since nearly 15,000 were killed in an earthquake and tsunami in March, many survivors are searching for answers.

What's Hot? 12/23/11

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

Pakistani Christians Protest Extreme Power Outages During Christmas

Extreme power outages have become routine during the Christmas and Easter seasons despite repeated protests by the Christian community.

Franklin Graham Speaks Out About Voting for a Mormon

The Rev. Franklin Graham says he sees nothing wrong with an evangelical Christian voting for a Mormon for president.

Egypt Releases 27 Copts Falsely Detained in Maspero Massacre

A Cairo criminal court accepted the appeal and release of 27 Coptic Christians arrested in connection with the massacre of Christian protesters in October.

Teens Who Express Differences With Mom Might Resist Peer Pressure

Teens who express their own views in discussions with mom — even if they disagree — are more likely to resist peer pressure to use drugs or alcohol, according to a new study.

Advocates Highlight Three Iranian Pastors Imprisoned Over Christmas

As Christmas approaches, religious freedom advocates remain concerned about the plight of three pastors imprisoned in Iran.

VIDEO: Carols of Christmas - Part III

Isaac Watts published the words for this hymn in 1719.

Religious Minorities in Iraq Suffering 'Slow Genocide'

A filmmaker who spent the last three years in Iraq says Christians and other religious minorities there live in constant fear.


It’s one of those ages you never think you’ll hit, and when you were young, always sounded so old.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • December 22, 2011 |
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Christian Woman Killed in Nigeria's Kaduna State

Suspected Muslim gunmen shot her, her husband and his cousin after staking out their house with the help of a local schoolteacher.

Thousands Rally for Nativity Scene in Texas Town

Thousands of residents of Athens, Texas, gathered at the courthouse to protest an effort to remove a Nativity scene from the town square.

Religious Freedom Under Fire at the United Nations

The U.N. adopted a resolution against religious intolerance, which religious freedom activists say could backfire in Islamic-majority countries.

Let's Stop Ignoring Joseph at Christmas

His only role, it seems, is an usher—to get Mary to the stable in Bethlehem. But there’s much more to Joseph

VIDEO: Carols of Christmas - Part II

It is considered both a Christmas and Epiphany carol.

Compassion International Children Dead, Missing After Philippines Flood

Nearly 1,000 people are dead and tens of thousands have been affected after flash flooding in the Philippines during the weekend.

Asia Bibi Forgives Captors, Has Not Lost Hope

A Pakistani Christian mother of five imprisoned and facing a death sentence for blasphemy, says she has not lost hope of being reunited with her family.

Underage Drinking Boosts Criminal Activity

A new study finds that there is a strong association between childhood drinking and criminal activity.

Nearly 1 in 3 Young U.S. Adults Have Arrest Records

By the time they're old enough to vote, roughly one in four Americans has had at least one criminal arrest. By age 23, the numbers rise to an estimated 33 percent.

USCIRF Reauthorized, But Seven Must Leave Panel

Congress granted the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom reauthorization for three more years.

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