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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.

Iranian Christians Flee to Turkey in Pursuit of Religious Freedom

Many Iranian Christians have fled Iran, moving to Turkey for religious freedom.

Gazan Death Toll Tops 1,000 as Israeli Doctors Provide Care

In a telephone call to Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday night President Barack Obama put pressure on Israeli Prime Minister for an “immediate and unconditional” ceasefire with Gaza.

The Chicken Wing is Really a Thing

The "Chicken Wing" pose of placing a hand on one's hip to form a triangle is often seen on social media sites and is used to make the photo subject appear thinner.

California State University Scientist Fired for Research that Supports Creationism

A scientist at California State University has been terminated for his research which supports creationism. The scientist has now filed suit against the university, arguing that he was fired for his religious beliefs.

Saeed Abedini's Family Permitted to Visit Prison for Prayer and Fellowship

Imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini was permitted to see his family and enjoy a time of prayer and fellowship.

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