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Nairobi Mall Terror Witnessed by Missionaries

An International Mission Board missionary family of seven was trapped in Nairobi's Westgate Shopping Mall and separated as gunfire raged around them and bodies fell. They managed to escape within the first few hours of the siege.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 25, 2013 |
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Iran Releases Two Christians, But Many More Still Imprisoned

Two Christian women were among a number of prisoners of conscience released in Iran ahead of new president Hassan Rouhani's first address to the U.N. General Assembly in New York this week.

  • World Watch Monitor |
  • September 25, 2013 |
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5 Ways to Sabotage Your Marriage Before It Starts

Most people don’t get married planning to divorce, but much of what they do before they wed sadly leads them to that place.

Emerging College Financing Trend: Crowd Funding Websites

Students can now raise funds for college in the way many business start-ups do.

Coding Curriculum: High Schools Reprogramming Classes

Beaver Country Day School (Chestnut Hill, Mass.) becomes the first school in the U.S. to implement computer coding into each of its classes.

Pastor Saeed Abedini Leads 30 to Christ in Iranian Prison

The wife of the American pastor imprisoned in Iran for his Christian faith says her husband remains bold for Jesus Christ in prison.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 24, 2013 |
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Religious Leaders Condemn Mass Murders at Kenyan Mall

The stand-off at Westgate shopping center in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi continued well into the night on Monday, the third day since the siege started.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 24, 2013 |
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Pakistan's Christian Leaders Demand Security After Bombings

Anguish and anger has erupted across Pakistan since Sunday after two suicide bombers killed dozens of people as they were leaving church services.

  • World Watch Monitor |
  • September 24, 2013 |
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Egyptian Court Bans Muslim Brotherhood

An Egyptian court has banned the Muslim Brotherhood, meaning the group can no longer operate and organize protests.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 24, 2013 |
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One Reason Acts of Kindness Go Viral

Even the casual observer will acknowledge there's an overabundance of sarcasm and biting attitudes throughout the culture today. Horrifying violence and evil are regularly depicted on the news and throughout social media. And in case you haven’t noticed, a growing number of people are cynical of societal institutions.

Cincinnati Christian Leaders Call On National Religious Broadcasters To Drop Institute On The Constitution

Citing neo-Confederate ties, Cincinnati pastors ask NRB to reconsider Constitution course

  • Dr. Warren Throckmorton |
  • September 23, 2013 |
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Suicide Attack on Pakistani Church Kills at Least 70 People

At least 70 people attending Sunday church services were killed by twin suicide bombings in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar, one of the bloodiest attacks against the country's Christian minority.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 23, 2013 |
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Sudanese Woman Faces Ordeal as Convert From Islam

After her family in Khartoum, Sudan, nearly buried her alive for leaving Islam and authorities imprisoned her for six months, a Sudanese Christian thought she might find refuge in Ethiopia. She had fled to Ethiopia in 2010, five years after putting her faith in Christ. By the following year, she found herself face-to-face with hostile Sudanese officials.

  • Morning Star News |
  • September 23, 2013 |
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The Rise of the Paranormal

The supernatural has become big business in the U.K. in recent years, and it’s a similar story in the United States. It seems our interest in the paranormal knows few bounds.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 23, 2013 |
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Kenya Terror: Militants Kill Anyone Who Can't Recite the Koran

Members of the Islamist terrorist group al Shabaab, wearing black turbans and carrying grenades and automatic weapons, ordered women, men and children to line up. Those who were Muslims could go, they said, but anyone who was not a Muslim would be executed.

  • Kristin Wright |
  • September 23, 2013 |
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U.S. Asks Supreme Court to Review Hobby Lobby's Birth Control Mandate Challenge

Federal officials have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the government mandate that private companies offer employees birth control coverage despite the business owner's moral objections, with the company at the center of the suit owned by billionaire evangelical Christians.

  • Sarah Pulliam Bailey |
  • September 23, 2013 |
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A Unique Way to Encourage Your Children

If you listened to today’s broadcast on the importance of parents encouraging their kids, you may have heard me mention that I keep journals for my boys, Trent and Troy. Since it’s a bit of a passing comment within the broadcast, I want to expand on that remark here in my blog and share with you what my journaling looks like and what motivated me to start.

Same-Sex Benefits Extended to All States

The Obama administration said this week that same-sex couples "legally married" in one of the few states that offer such marriages now enjoy the same federal rights as other married couples when it comes to pensions, 401(k)s, health plans and other employee benefits.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 20, 2013 |
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Colorado Businessman Wins Latest Victory Against Contraceptive Mandate

A U.S. District Court issued a preliminary injunction in early September to a Colorado businessman challenging Obamacare's contraceptive mandate in court.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 20, 2013 |
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Family Research Council Shooter Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison

The man who shot a security guard at the Family Research Council last year has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 20, 2013 |
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