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Survey: Most Americans Say Fighting Global Poverty is Futile

Despite progress in defeating extreme global poverty, most Americans see no end in sight, according to a survey sponsored by Compassion International.

  • Cathy Lynn Grossman |
  • April 30, 2014 |
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Fox to Create Show on Jesus' Childhood

The so-called ‘year of the Bible’ will continue as Fox has announced that it will produce a television show based on the young life of Jesus.

Church of Christ Sues in Pursuit of Same-Sex Marriage

The Church of Christ says that North Carolina's current ban on same-sex marriage is in violation of their First Amendment right to freedom of religion.

Civil Rights Group Says Kidnapped Girls Forced to Marry Boko Haram Members

According to a civil rights group, the 200 Nigerian schoolgirls that were kidnapped are now being forced to marry members of the Boko Haram.

The Underreported Cause of Poverty

Income inequality. It’s a hot topic, with everyone from academics, pundits and politicians discussing it. What's behind it?

Baptists Talk Sex and Culture at Summit

The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) today wrapped up its Leadership Summit about human sexuality.

  • Lynde Langdon, Nick Eicher |
  • April 29, 2014 |
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Mark Burnett and Roma Downey to Direct 'Ben Hur,' Paramount Learned from Mistakes of 'Noah'

Christian husband and wife team Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have signed with Paramount to direct the remake of “Ben Hur.”

Violence Continues in Ukraine as U.S. Issues New Sanctions on Russian Allies

The United States has issued a new round of sanctions. The new sanctions were put on Russian allies and intend to ban visas and freeze assets of Igor Sechin, the executive chairman of Rosneft oil company.

Adolescent Drinking Linked to Risky Behavior in Adult Rats

A new study conducted in rats offers clues about how teen drinking alters brain chemistry, suggesting early alcohol use has long-term effects on decision-making.

FedEx Employee Injures 6, Kills Self in GA Warehouse Shooting

A FedEx employee opened fire in a Kennesaw, Georgia warehouse early Tuesday morning. Six employees were injured in the attack, one critically.

Severe Weather Continues to Pound Southeast, Leaving 28 Dead

Severe weather continues to pound the southeast with storms and tornadoes. The storms have now crossed 10 state lines and killed 28 people.

Chinese Government Demolishes Church

Pictures are emerging on Twitter of bulldozers tearing down a Chinese mega church following weeks of protests and demonstrations by members of the congregation.

WATCH: “Huckabee” Show Interview on “Irreplaceable”

Last Friday I told you a bit about my trip to New York City. Among other things during my visit, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Gov. Mike Huckabee to talk with him about Focus on the Family’s first movie, “Irreplaceable,” which will debut in cinemas around the nation in a one-night event on May 6.

Pot and Booze Combo More Dangerous for Teen Drivers Than Alcohol Alone

Teenagers who mix alcohol and marijuana are more likely to be dangerous on the road than teens who use one or the other drug, a new study suggests.

Everything You Need to Know about Popes and Saints

Popes John XXIII and John Paul II will be declared saints on Sunday (April 27), the first-ever double papal canonization. Here’s a quick guide to making saints in the Roman Catholic Church.

Clemson Coach Says Players Aren't Coerced by Religion

Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney has responded to complaints from the FFRF expressing “constitutional concerns about how the public university’s football program is entangled with religion.”

  • Mandrallius Robinson |
  • April 28, 2014 |
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Holocaust Remembered, but Threats Still Exist

Even 70 years after the Holocaust some pro-Israel advocates are concerned that lessons weren’t learned from the horrific events of that time.

New Poll Claims Britain Does Have Christian Majority

A new poll supports Prime Minister David Cameron’s claims that England is a Christian country.

Is American Christianity Becoming a Workout Cult?

A column in The Daily Beast posted Sunday said that American Christianity is slowly becoming more like CrossFit, a workout craze.

Mass Trial Sentences 683 Egyptians to Death

683 Egyptians were sentenced to death in a mass trial. The citizens sentenced with capital punishment are allegedly supporters of Mohamed Morsi, the Islamist president ousted in 2013.

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