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Wanted: A New Ambassador-At-Large For Religious Freedom

It’s been three months since the Rev. Suzan Johnson Cook resigned as the State Department’s religious freedom watchdog, and those who decry religious persecution in Syria.

Human Rights Improving in China?

China has long been the epicenter of human rights clashes. But recent developments have given some observers reason for hope.

House Passes Bill to Completely Ban Taxpayer Funding of Abortions

New legislation is making waves in the battle against abortion. The House Judiciary Committee has approved a bill that will prohibit the taxpayer funding of abortions.

Knowing When to Care

One of the more important personal disciplines as a leader is to be able to know what you don’t care about. Or more to the point, what you shouldn’t care about.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • January 16, 2014 |
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Recommended Reading: “The New Age of Christian Martyrdom”

The Persecuted Church has a message for us in the free world: “Don’t forget about us.” And Kirsten Powers is determined to make sure we don’t.

Supreme Court to Meet on Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone

The U.S. Supreme Court meets today to reevaluate the buffer zones set for protesters rallying around facilities that perform abortions.

Israeli Defense Minister Apologizes for Kerry Criticism

The Obama administration has demanded – and received – an apology for the controversial remarks of Israeli Defense Minister Moshe (Bogie) Ya'alon, on Tuesday.

Study Finds Growing Disparity in U.S. Teen Obesity

Obesity rates decline among kids in more educated, affluent families, while they rise in lower-income homes.

John Kerry Makes First Vatican Visit, Hints at Obama Meeting With Pope Francis

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with his Vatican counterpart for more than 90 minutes on Tuesday (Jan. 14).

Tony Campolo to Shutter Ministry He Started 40 Years Ago

Tony Campolo announced Tuesday (Jan. 14) that the organization he founded nearly 40 years ago will close on June 30.

  • Sarah Pulliam Bailey |
  • January 15, 2014 |
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Chinese Doctor Guilty of Selling Babies to Human Traffickers

A Chinese obstetrician has been found guilty of lying to parents and selling babies to human traffickers.

Focus Celebrates More Than 230,000 Babies Saved from Abortion

Every January Focus on the Family commemorates the sanctity of human life in all of its beautiful forms.

Moral and Biblical Thoughts About Marijuana

By now you’ve probably heard that Colorado is the first state to legalize marijuana. If you watch late night television at all, chances are good that you’ve heard a number of jokes about it.

Teen Brains Wired to Seek Rewards

A new study finds that teens' brains are wired to respond to rewards more strongly than adults.

Four Years Later, Haitians Remember Devastating Quake

January 12 marked four years since a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, costing an estimated 200,000 lives and displacing more than 2 million people.

Persecution of Christians Continues in India

In November, extremists used weapons and threats to force a Gospel for Asia (GFA) Bridge of Hope center to close.

Breakaway Presbyterian Group Passes 100-Church Membership Mark

Two years ago, a conservative network of Presbyterian churches broke away from their more liberal peers to form the Evangelical Covenant Order (ECO).

Teen Concussions Increase Risk for Depression

Teens with a history of concussions are more than three times as likely to suffer from depression as teens who have never had a concussion, finds a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

Should Brain Dead, Pregnant Woman Be Taken Off Life Support?

Debate is swirling over whether to take a brain dead woman off life support. She is also 20-weeks pregnant.

Rodman Apologizes for Remarks on US Missionary

Dennis Rodman has apologized for his rant on Kenneth Bae, an American missionary imprisoned in North Korea.

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