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Bible Translation Work Continues Amongst Boko Haram Threats in Nigeria

Ongoing attacks by militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria have prompted Bible translators in the region to be more dedicated to their work.

Alabama Court Rules Anti-Sodomy Law Unconstitutional

The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals ruled last week that a state law banning consensual sodomy is unconstitutional.

Extreme Parenting Styles Linked to Substance Use in Teens

A new study finds that both indulgent and authoritarian parenting styles increases the likelihood of teens using drugs and alcohol.

Member of 'Duck Dynasty' Family Runs for Congress

Phil Robertson’s nephew, Zach Dasher, announced his campaign bid Monday for Louisiana’s 5th District seat in the House of Representatives.

United Church of Christ Calls for Members to Boycott Washington Redskins

The United Church of Christ (UCC) has asked its members in the mid-Atlantic region to boycott the Washington Redskins until the NFL team agrees to change its name.

Religious Activities on Résumé Cut Hiring Potential, Research Shows

New research from the Religious Affiliation and Hiring Discrimination claims that listing faith-based activities on a résumé with lower an applicant’s chance of getting a job.

Stepfamilies Form Part of Our Christian Faith

Stepfamilies exist for different reasons. Sometimes as a result of marriage after divorce… sometimes because of a marriage after the death of a spouse. Sometimes the stepfamily happens because a baby or child born out-of-wedlock creates a blended family after the marriage takes place.

550 Egyptian Christian Girls Kidnapped and Forced into Islam since 2011

A new report from the Association of Victims of Abduction and Forced Disappearance (AVAFD) states that more than 550 Egyptian Christian women and girls have been kidnapped since 2011.

Lawsuit Filed Against Strip Club on Behalf of Neighboring Nuns

The Thomas More Society has filed a lawsuit against a strip club in Illinois, arguing that there is not enough space between the $3 million business and a convent.

Caffeine Affects Teen Boys and Girls Differently

According to a new study, when ingesting caffeine, teen boys experience greater changes in heart rate and blood pressure than teen girls.

Student References Faith in Graduation Speech Against School's Policy

The Brawley Union School District in Brawley, California told a high school senior that any reference to religion in his speech would be “inappropropriate” and a violation of “prevailing legal standards.”

Georgia Right to Life Launching New Faith-Based, Pro-Life Group

Georgia Right to Life will be launching a new pro-life organization; the new group is called the National Personhood Alliance (NPA) and will begin work this fall.

Assemblies of God Reports 24 Years of Growth

The Assemblies of God will reach its centennial anniversary this summer; the last 24 years, the denomination has been growing.

Supreme Court Upholds Decision Banning Graduation Ceremonies Held in Churches

The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear the case of Elmbrook School District. v. Doe.

Happy Father’s Day to All the Unsung Heroes

In my latest book, “The Good Dad,” I spent a lot of time and pages on the importance of dads simply “being there” for their kids. “Our kids aren’t asking for perfection,” I wrote. “They’re asking for our presence – to show up for the job each and every day. They’re asking us to be there for them, to guide them, to hug them.”

Survey Claims Conservatives would Prefer a Family Member Marry a Democrat than an Atheist

New research claims that politically conservative Americans would rather see a family member marry a liberal than an atheist.

Oklahoma Senator Uses Genesis Scripture to Support Marijuana Legalization

An Oklahoma senator is using a scripture from the book of Genesis to back her claim that marijuana should be legalized in the state.

Annual Teen Risk Survey Reveals Mixed Bag of Results

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the results of its annual National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS).

US May Cooperate with Iran to Stop Sunni Extremists

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/16/iraq-isis-takes-tal-afar-us-iran-vienna-nuclear-talks

Cool Kids Don't Stay Cool in Later Life

A new study suggests that once popular kids in middle school are at greater risk for relationship and drug problems in adulthood.

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