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Kenya Polygamy Law Bad for Families, Christian Leaders Say

Christian clergy fear that a news marriage law signed by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday will tear families apart and weaken the church and the nation.

Kids Experiencing Less Violence

Fewer American children have been exposed to violent acts such as assault, bullying, sexual victimization and emotional abuse since 2003, a new study finds.

Bullying Rates in Schools Drop Among American Teens

American teens are much less likely to engage in bullying than they were a decade ago, new research suggests.

New Research Indicates Islam Growing Faster Than Christianity

New research claims that the global numbers of Christians has remained stagnant, while Islam has skyrocketed as a worldwide religion.

US Urges African Peacekeeping Forces to South Sudan

The U.S. is urging African countries to send troops to South Sudan to keep the peace between ethnic groups. Violence in the nation has been raging for six months.

Court Rules in Favor of Evangelist Charged with Trespassing on Public Sidewalk

A district court in Maryland has ruled in favor of an evangelist who was charged with criminal trespass on a public sidewalk.

Early Jesus Depiction May Have Been Discovered In Ancient Egyptian Tomb

A group of Spanish archaeologists working in Egypt has found a portrait next to a tomb some are saying could be an early depiction of Jesus Christ.

Children Affected Most Severely by Syrian War

Civil war in Syria has continued for three years; humanitarian groups say that children are affected most severely.

The Top Five Books

If I simply wanted to ignite a passion in someone for a subject what would the top five be for various areas if all I wanted to do was turn them on, through reading, to that area?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 01, 2014 |
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Does Casual Sex Empower Women?

Last month, a Duke University freshman made headlines because she chose to pay for her college education by appearing in adult movies. This young woman defended her decision to become a porn star via an article where she wrote, “I have never felt more empowered or happy… I am in control of my sexuality.” According to this student, it is “how the world should be.”

Study Finds Decline in Poverty but Most Don't Believe It

A recent poll found that over the past three decades, extreme poverty around the world has decreased by more than half. But a majority of Americans believe it’s not possible to end poverty over the next 25 years.

British Humanist Association Distributes Atheists Handbook to High School Students

The British Humanist Association has sent copies of “The Young Atheist’s Handbook” to every secondary school in England and Wales.

KS School District Changes Free Speech Policy after Student Lawsuit

A Kansas school district will now revise its policy on free speech after a middle school student brought on a lawsuit.

One More Time, Evangelicals Head to Hill on Immigration Reform

Trying yet again with new voices, more than 250 evangelical pastors came to Capitol Hill on Tuesday (April 29) to push for immigration reform.

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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