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Nigeria: Boko Haram Kidnaps 60 Women and Girls, 31 Boys

Boko Haram is behind another abduction in Northeast Nigeria. The militant group kidnapped 60 women and girls, and 31 boys from villages in the area.

Meriam Ibrahim Re-Arrested at Sudan Airport

One day after Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim was released from prison, she has been re-arrested by authorities.

What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality and Eating Shrimp?

Same-sex marriage is in the news. That’s partly the result of various national-level religious liberty debates stemming from Christian photographers, florists and bakers conscientiously declining to participate in homosexual marriage ceremonies – and the lawsuits that they’ve had to face.

Crisis in Iraq: What's Next?

Turmoil in Iraq is ongoing, as ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) continues to take over Iraqi cities.

Prominent Egyptian Christian Receives Five-Year Prison Sentence

A prominent Egyptian Christian has received a five-year prison sentence for documenting religious persecution against the church.

Pope Francis Excommunicates Italian Mafia Members from Catholic Church

Pope Francis announced Saturday that Italian Mafia members are excommunicated from the Catholic Church.

Missouri Church Holds Gun Raffle to Attract Men to Parish

Ignite Church of Joplin Missouri has adopted a new strategy to attract men to the parish; the church recently held a gun raffle as a form of outreach to get men in the door.

National Cathedral Welcomes First Openly Transgender Priest to Pulpit

Washington D.C.’s National Cathedral welcomed Rev. Dr. Cameron Partridge to preach on Sunday; it was the first time that the historic church permitted an openly transgender priest to speak at the pulpit.

Christian Radio Host Accused of Child Sex Crimes

A Christian radio host has been arrested on account of child sex charges. John Balyo of Michigan, the morning host of WCSG Radio, has been accused of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Meriam Ibrahim to Be Released from Prison

Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim will be released from prison. The 27-year-old had been in prison with her 20-month-old son and 4-week-old daughter awaiting a sentence of 100 lashes and hanging for apostasy.

Majority of College Grads Rely on Family Financial Support

A new multi-year study has found more than half of college graduates are still relying on their parents or other family members for financial support.

Israel Airstrikes Kill 10 Syrian Troops

Israel attacked Syrian troops with air raids Sunday night, killing 10 Syrian soldiers and destroying a command center.

The Mark of a Christian

What occupied Jesus the moments before His atoning death for the sins of the world? Not surprisingly, He was concerned that the world would recognize His gift.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 23, 2014 |
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Guest Post: What to Know About Religious Liberties Cases

Two cases currently before the U.S. Supreme Court are of special interest to many people of faith because they deal with the issue of religious liberties.

Ukraine Christians Caught in a “Political Maelstrom” as Tensions Mount

Ukrainian believers are being caught in the violent and growing conflict between their homeland and Russia, the superpower that has dominated their nation for centuries.

Organizations Commemorate World Refugee Day

Each year on June 20, organizations around the world commemorate World Refugee Day.

March for Marriage Draws Thousands of Biblical Marriage Supporters to Washington, D.C.

Thousands marched on Thursday on the Capitol lawn in support for traditional marriage.

Testing Shows Bible Did Not Stop Save Man from Shooting

An Ohio bus driver’s claim that a Bible shielded him from a shooting earlier this year has proven to be false.

South Carolina Man Beheads Jesus Statue, Justifies Vandalism with First Commandment

A South Carolina man took a sledgehammer to a concrete statue of Jesus at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church early Sunday morning; he claims he only did it to honor the First Commandment.

Thousands Rally at U.S. Capitol Against Gay Marriage

Several thousand marchers rallied to show their support for traditional marriage on June 19, arguing that the Bible says marriage is only for one man and one woman.

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