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There’s Something About Mom

Many of us celebrated Mother’s Day yesterday. Social media platforms were filled with smiling pictures as some of us remembered our moms who have since passed away. Other snapshots were of today’s young moms, surrounded by babies and toddlers and all the hope and promise they bring. Mothers of grown children as well as grandmothers and birthmothers were also celebrated.

Bob Jones University Elects New President

Stephen D. Pettit, Sr. will serve as the fifth President of BJU.

Research Claims Hispanics Leaving Catholicism for Protestantism

A survey claims that Hispanics in the United States are turning away from their Catholic roots.

Vandals Deface Jerusalem Church before Pope Visits

Jerusalem authorities report a church in the Holy Land has been vandalized only weeks before Pope Francis visits the area.

Envoy Says Israel and Palestine Wouldn't Compromise in Peace Talks

U.S. Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations Martin Indyk reports that in the attempted peace talks between Israel and Palestine, neither nation seemed to want peace enough to compromise.

Vatican Calls for Release of Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

The Vatican issued an urgent appeal Thursday (May 8) for the release of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

In a Nutshell: What is Boko Haram?

Boko Haram is among the most vicious terrorist groups operating in North Africa, home to some of the worst Islamist extremists in the world.

What's Hot? 05/09/14

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

Indonesian Woman Gang-Raped, Faces Caning for Adultery

Islamic religious police in Indonesia plan to publicly flog a 25-year-old widow and a married man for adultery after vigilantes gang-raped her as punishment for having extramarital sex, according to media reports.

S. Sudan Government and Rebels Abuse Human Rights

The U.N. said Thursday that the South Sudan government and rebels have both abused human rights.

Thank you, MVP Moms

No one can make a grown man cry with humble appreciation like a mom. Take Kevin Durant, the 25-year-old winner of the 2014 NBA Most Valuable Player award. During his emotional speech that took place just in time for Mother’s Day, Durant reflected back on the uphill road his single mother, Wanda Pratt, walked with her two young sons.

HGTV Cancels Show that Features Hosts with Biblical Worldview

The cable network HGTV has pulled reality series Flip It Forward allegedly because the hosts of the show, brothers David and Jason Benham, hold a biblical worldview on the issues of life and marriage.

Nigerian Cardinal: Schoolgirls' Abduction is Shameful

The kidnapping of 300 teenage schoolgirls by the Islamist group Boko Haram has shamed Nigeria, Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan said Wednesday (May 7).

Christian Leaders Say Middle East Christians Must Not Be Forgotten

Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox leaders joined forces on Wednesday (May 7) to call for an end to the silence over persecuted Christian communities in Egypt, Iraq and Syria.

Energy Company Rescinds Job Offer to Homeschooled Graduate

The NiSource energy company is taking heat for rescinding a job after it was offered to a homeschooled man.

Doug Sauder to Take Place of Bob Coy as Calvary Chapel Lead Pastor

Last month, Bob Coy resigned from his post as Calvary Chapel lead pastor when he admitted his “moral failure.” The church has now announced Pastor Doug Saunder will take on the position.

Bullied Teens Far More Likely to Bring Weapon to School

Bullied teens are up to 31 times more likely to bring a weapon to school compared to non-bullied students, according to new research.

Saeed Abedini Remains in Prison for Second Consecutive Birthday

May 7 marked Saeed Abedini’s second consecutive birthday in an Iranian prison.

Syria Gains International Attention for Violation of Religious Freedom

Syria has gained the attention of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) as the nation continues to violate citizens’ religious rights in drastic ways.

Study Shows Kids Experience Fewer Traumatic Events When Raised by Parents

According to a new study released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, children raised outside of the nuclear family unit (with a biological mother and father) have a greater likelihood of experiencing trauma.

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