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.
- September 30, 2013 |
The Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, director of the Christian Defense Coalition in Washington, D.C., will leave for Turkey on Sunday in an attempt to secure the release of persecuted American pastor Saeed Abedini, who is serving an eight-year prison sentence in Iran because of his Christian beliefs.
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In an age when bipartisan political agreement is nearly non-existent, the U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly last week to create a special envoy for religious liberty in Central America and the Middle East.
"I'm afraid to get out from my home and walk in the streets of the village," says Father Youannis Shawky, a Coptic priest. "The situation is so dangerous for us here."
Local authorities in Laos are threatening Christians in three villages with expulsion unless they renounce their faith, with residents in one village calling the converts "pigs and dogs."
Here at Focus, we’ve been privileged to welcome many influential people for visits. Some are well-known Christian leaders and others are from the entertainment and sports worlds. We’ve hosted politicians and even public figures who passionately disagree with some of what we believe. Whoever it has been, we’ve been delighted to meet and host them on our campus.
Parents and teens are sometimes on the same page, at other times differ, and have unrealistic expectations about college and the future.
The four-day siege at the Westgate shopping center in Nairobi came to an end on Tuesday. The Kenyan government confirmed that 61 civilians and six soldiers died.
Conservatives are rallying around a House bill designed to protect religious people who advocate for traditional marriage — a belief, they say, that is held in increasing contempt.
Facing a wave of open defiance to church law, the top court of the United Methodist Church is set to consider rulings challenging church teaching on homosexuality.
The experience of the silence of God is real. Many of us have felt it. Times when we cry out to God, and there seems to be no answer. We pray, pouring out our hearts, only to hear the words echo back without a reply.
Catholic military chaplains cannot be forced to witness or bless a same-sex marriage, nor are they allowed to take part in any marriage counseling retreats that are open to gay couples under new rules issued by the Archdiocese for the Military Services.
Thanks to advances in technology, including both two-dimension and four-dimension ultrasounds, and advanced medical understanding on topics like fetal pain, the medical profession is increasingly seeing a developing baby for what she or he is — a real person, not simply a blob of tissue and cells.
An evangelical pastor who has been jailed in Iran for his Christian activities said Monday he was told by a court to remain behind bars because he "did not change."
An adult at 18? Not any more in the UK: According to new guidelines, adolescence now ends at 25 to prevent young people from getting an inferiority complex.
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.
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.
Most people don’t get married planning to divorce, but much of what they do before they wed sadly leads them to that place.
Students can now raise funds for college in the way many business start-ups do.
- September 24, 2013 |