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First Round of Conclave Voting Ends With No Winner

Black smoke from the chimney atop the Sistine Chapel signaled that the first day of the conclave ended without the election of a new pope.

  • Alessandro Speciale |
  • March 13, 2013 |
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Congress to Hold Hearing on American Pastor Being Tortured in Iranian Prison

A congressional hearing set for this week will include testimony on an American pastor serving a sentence of eight years in a notoriously brutal Iranian prison.

Rural Teens Let Their Babies Live

Mainstream news outlet headlines shouted the "shocking" news last month that more rural teens are getting pregnant than their urban counterparts. But a look at an earlier study reveals it's not that rural teens are more likely to have sex and get pregnant, but that they are less likely to have an abortion after they conceive.

Egyptian Christian Detainee Dies in Libyan Custody

An Egyptian Christian, detained simply because he knew other Christians accused of evangelizing in Libya, has died in a Libyan jail.

Focus Featured in The New York Times

As I’ve shared countless times on the radio, I believe it’s our responsibility as Christians to be willing to go wherever the Lord leads us.

Transgender Student Sues Baptist College Over Expulsion

A transgender student is suing California Baptist University for expelling him in 2011 after he claimed he was a female despite his male anatomy.

  • WORLD News Service |
  • March 12, 2013 |
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C.J. Mahaney Leaves Leadership of Sovereign Grace Ministries

C.J. Mahaney, founder of Sovereign Grace Ministries, will step down as its president effective April 12 in order to focus on being a local pastor. The news comes shortly after the beleaguered network of churches asked a Maryland court to dismiss a lawsuit alleging its leaders covered up the sexual abuse of children.

Iran Puts Five Christians on Trial for Their Faith

Five Iranian Christian converts who were detained late last year will reportedly begin trial in Iran's Revolutionary Court this week, according to a human rights group following the case.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth Endorses Gay Rights

Britain's Queen Elizabeth is making history by coming out in favor of gay rights.

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Girls Training Bras Are Out — Girls Lingerie is In

Brands like Victoria's Secret, Hot Topic, Urban Outfitters and Justice are cashing in on the growing demand among middle school and high school girls for intimate apparel.

Current Positive Family Relationships Linked to Healthy Marriages Later

Adolescents who have positive relationships with their parents tend to have stable and satisfying relationships in their early adult marriages as well as romantic relationships.

Bill Clinton Urges Supreme Court to Overturn Gay Marriage Law He Signed

It's not every day you see an ex-president ask the Supreme Court to strike down a law he signed. That's what Bill Clinton is doing with the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman.

Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani Still Alive; Execution Claim False, Group Says

Amid reports that Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani may have been hanged by authorities for his faith, a U.K.-based rights group says sources inside Iran have confirmed he is still alive.

Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight

I've always found the "armor of God" passage in Ephesians 6 a rich vein of Scripture. Specifically, how we can stand strong in our faith in the face of enormous, ferocious opposition to stand at all.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • March 11, 2013 |
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Six Children Killed in Slaughter of Families in Plateau State, Nigeria

Regina Luka does not know whether it was rogue soldiers or Islamic terrorists who invaded her dual-family dwelling in Kogom Tah and killed 10 Christians; she only knows her husband and two young children are dead.

Rising Intolerance Across Indonesia Leads to Violent Attacks Against Christians

Events over the past few years indicate that not only is religious intolerance growing at an alarming pace across Indonesia, but that the federal government is often neutral towards or even complicit in acts of violence perpetrated against religious minorities.

  • International Christian Concern |
  • March 10, 2013 |
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Massachusetts School Draws Heat Over Gay Biblical Satire

Students at a Massachusetts charter school will perform a biblical play of Genesis with gay characters, despite objections from many who say it's offensive to Christians.

Christians in North Korea Face More Uncertainty After New Sanctions Imposed

A fresh set of sanctions agreed by the United Nations this week will impose further restrictions on North Korea and increasingly limit its ability to function in the international community. Christians also could be impacted as uncertainty and threats of attacks against the United States and South Korea increase.

Syrian Christians Fleeing as Islamists Take Over

Islamic rebels have been taking over Christian villages in Syria, leaving Christians facing some tough choices.

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