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Chinese Activist Chen Guangcheng Gets U.S. Platform to Promote Human Rights

Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng has joined three American organizations to further his human rights advocacy, including advocating for religious freedom in China.

  • Katherine Burgess |
  • October 03, 2013 |
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"Focus Findings" is Where Research Meets Common Sense

We’ve probably all been there – we’re scanning a news article online or watching a story on a magazine news show and we see something that just stops us cold. It’s a declaration presented in fact, and even backed up by “research” that you know is at odds with what Scripture teaches.

Pastor Saeed Aware Obama Spoke Out as Iranian Media Reports Historic Phone Call

American pastor Saeed Abedini is now aware that President Obama urged Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to release him from wrongful imprisonment for his Christian faith in Iran.

WWII Veterans Storm D.C. Memorial Closed by Government Shutdown

Wheelchair-bound elderly veterans pushed aside barricades to tour the World War II Memorial Tuesday morning, in defiance of the government shutdown which closed all of the memorials in the nation's capital.

Persecution of Christians Rockets in Karnataka, India

Incidents of violence against Christians in India's Karnataka state have spiked since June, including hospitalization of a school helper this month after Hindu extremists beat her and marched her through the streets.

  • Morning Star News |
  • October 02, 2013 |
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VIDEO: What Are You Known For?

I recently had the opportunity to sit down and tell a story via video that will be shown at this year’s Catalyst conference in Atlanta, Ga.

Teen Girls Obsessed With "Thigh Gap"

It's the latest weight loss craze among American teens striving to emulate the models they see in magazines: the "thigh gap", in which slender legs, when standing with feet together, do not touch.

Remembering Hazel

People may come and go, but a good dog stays with you.

Violence in Northeastern Nigeria Increasing Again

After an initial lull in violence following the announcement of a state of emergency in three northern Nigerian states, violence has been increasing over the past few months.

Two Egyptian Christians Slain in Libya

A group of Muslims robbed two Egyptian Christians living in Libya, then tied up and shot them to death after the two Copts refused their demand to convert to Islam.

  • Morning Star News |
  • October 01, 2013 |
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Billy Graham's Grandson: Evangelicals 'Worse' Than Catholics on Sex Abuse

The Christian mission field is a "magnet" for sexual abusers, Boz Tchividjian, a Liberty University law professor who investigates abuse, said Thursday to a room of journalists.

  • Sarah Pulliam Bailey |
  • October 01, 2013 |
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Pope to Canonize John Paul II and John XXIII in April

Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be formally declared saints on April 27, 2014, the Vatican said Monday. Pope Francis made the announcement during a meeting with cardinals gathered in Rome.

How “Grace Unplugged” Director Brad Silverman Engages the Culture

One of my passions is to encourage believers to engage the culture with a Christ-like spirit. It doesn’t matter what you do for a living, you can bless the people around you when you’re open to letting God use you in your sphere of influence.

Numbers Suggest Why Millennials Are "Generation Frustration"

The Millennial generation is unemployed and frustrated.

Christianity in Danger of Becoming Extinct in Its Birthplace

Respected UK historian Tom Holland told a briefing in London this week that the world is watching the effective extinction of Christianity from its birthplace.

  • Dr. Jenny Taylor |
  • September 30, 2013 |
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Seven Characteristics of an Effective Church Structure

One of the least talked about, but absolutely crucial areas to explore, is church structure. How are decisions made? How is leadership allowed to function?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 30, 2013 |
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Iranian President's Words Require Action, Religious Rights Activists Say

After a week in which the new president of Iran skirted religious rights issues even as he received a letter from an imprisoned pastor, religious rights advocates hoped action would accompany the "moderate" face he presented.

  • Morning Star News |
  • September 30, 2013 |
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Muslim Herdsmen, Islamic Extremists Kill More Christians in Nigeria

Muslim herdsmen killed 15 Christians in Nigeria's Kaduna state Saturday morning, two days after suspected Islamic extremists in Yobe state killed an Anglican pastor and his son.

  • Morning Star News |
  • September 30, 2013 |
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Euthanasia Deaths in Netherlands Increase 13 Percent

Euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands jumped 13 percent last year to constitute about 3 percent of all deaths in the European country.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 30, 2013 |
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Are American Christians Ignoring the Mayhem of the Middle East?

Our 24/7 news cycle is consumed these days with American politicians sparring over the debt ceiling and the implementation of President Obama's controversial healthcare plan, both important debates to be sure. Meanwhile, the tragic fact that followers of Jesus Christ are being targeted and slaughtered across the globe is given scant attention.

Example: "Gen 1:1" "John 3" "Moses" "trust"
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