Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops away from the Ukrainian border for the second time in two weeks. There is currently no sign of retreat from the 40,000 Russian troops that are patrolling the border.
- May 19, 2014 |
In a light-hearted article, the Wall St. Journal recently declared Colorado Springs, Colo., where Focus is headquartered, the top place in the U.S. to find love. Seriously. Here at Focus, we think that’s great. In fact, we’re even holding a gathering event that might help cement that title: this Aug. 7-9 Focus on the Family’s Boundless ministry is hosting Pursuit 2014, a special weekend for single 18-39 year olds.
- May 19, 2014 |
Refusing an Islamic judge’s offer of clemency if she would publicly deny her faith Jesus Christ, a pregnant Sudanese mother of a toddler has been sentenced to death.
Sudanese Christian woman Meriam Ibrahim has been sentenced to death for her “adulterous” marriage to a Christian man.
The leader of a Chinese trafficking ring was sentenced to death Friday, according to Chinese reports.
Pope Francis delivered a mass sermon in Casa Santa Marta where he stressed the significance of Christian history.
A British high court judge ruled that a 13-year-old girl was mentally capable of deciding to abort her baby.
A ferry carrying 200 people capsized in Bangladesh when a storm hit the Meghna river. Twenty-eight people are known to be dead in the accident; about 100 more are missing and likely drowned.
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The founder of TV’s 700 Club hurts the cause of Christ when he mocks Christians who take the Bible literally, says creationist Ken Ham.
A quick and simple test might help health care practitioners identify depressed teens, a new study reveals.
A measles outbreak tied to a group of Amish missionaries in Ohio has reached 68 cases, giving the state the dubious distinction of having the most cases reported in any state since 1996, health officials say.
"It's no longer easy to be a faithful Christian” in America, says the chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
There may be fewer religion classes in Australian schools now that public school principals in the nation have been given the authority to reject such courses.
Scott Sechrist, former pastor of First Baptist Church in Morrisville, PA killed himself on Monday, one week before facing a trial for sexual assault.
Pastor team Rev. Carl Keyes and Rev. Donna Keyes were found taking $1.2 million from church charities as personal loans in an Associated Press investigation; they have now agreed to repay the money.
A state of emergency has been declared for San Diego as a massive wildfires continue to tear through southern California.
Gay couples will be able to marry in Idaho starting Friday, as a judge rejected Governor Butch Otter’s request to halt marriages in the state until the appeal process is complete.
The captain of the sunken South Korean ferry has been charged with murder, along with three crew members.