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Chinese Woman Reveals Forced Abortion at Full Term

A Chinese woman has come forward to say she was forcibly aborted at nine months into her pregnancy in 2011.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 19, 2013 |
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Abortion Clinics Closing at Record Rate

Abortion centers throughout the United States are shutting down at an unprecedented rate. The total so far this year is 44, according to a pro-life organization that tracks clinic operations.

Five Marks of Complacency

It’s clear to me that one of the most prevalent afflictions might be termed a church’s “culture of complacency.” Complacency has to do with self-satisfaction, a sense of contentment regarding the state of things.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 19, 2013 |
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Despised and Disgraced: Persecution Uniquely Faced by Christian Women in Pakistan

Christian women in Pakistan are among the country's poorest and most hated citizens because they are both the "wrong" religion and the "wrong" gender.

6 Ways to Know Your Adult Child is Maturing Well

We receive hundreds of thousands of inquiries every year from people seeking relationship and family advice – and among the top topics are moms and dads asking about their adult children.

Damascus Pastor: 40 Percent of Congregation Has Fled the Country

A pastor from Damascus paints a sad picture of the situation in the Syrian capital.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 18, 2013 |
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As Denominations Decline, Numbers of Unpaid Ministers Rise

Though small evangelical congregations have long relied on unpaid pastors, mainline churches haven't. They've generally paid full-time or nearly full-time salaries. That's changing, however, as churches face declining numbers and look to new ministry models to make ends meet.

  • G. Jeffrey MacDonald |
  • September 18, 2013 |
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The 3 Things Comedian Jim Gaffigan Can Teach Us About Engaging the Culture

“Hot Pocket.” To many folks, those two words bring to mind a stand-up comedian more than a frozen food. If that isn’t the case with you, allow me to introduce Jim Gaffigan, a funny man who can serve as an example of wise cultural engagement.

Suspected Islamic Extremists Throw Acid on Priest in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Asserting that Tanzania's Zanzibar Island is not a place for Christians, suspected Muslim extremists threw acid on a 60-year-old Catholic priest on Sept. 13, sources said.

  • Morning Star News |
  • September 18, 2013 |
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One in Five High School Seniors Binge Drinks

Researchers say binge drinking has declined while "extreme" binge drinking (having 10 or more drinks in a row) levels remain steady.

U.S. Teens Begin to Slim Down

Study finds adolescents are eating healthier, exercising more.

Egyptian Christians Killed for Not Paying 'Jizya' Tax

Muslims in southern Egypt killed two Christian men for failing to pay them protection money.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 17, 2013 |
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German Police Raid Christian Commune

Early on Thursday morning, Sept. 5, police in Germany raided two communities belonging to a Christian sect and took custody of 40 children.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 17, 2013 |
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Nigeria: Muslim Herdsmen, Soldiers Kill Three Christians, Wound Mother

In the latest night raids by Muslim herdsmen and soldiers in Plateau state, a Christian and his two teenage sons this month were killed and his wife wounded.

  • Morning Star News |
  • September 17, 2013 |
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ACLJ Launches Global Letter-Writing Campaign for Pastor Saeed

The American Center for Law and Justice has launched an online campaign to help secure the release of American pastor Saeed Abedini, who is serving an eight-year prison sentence in Iran because of his Christian faith.

This Obituary Will Make You Smile

There’s something beautiful about a life well-lived. When someone consistently lives out their values in a million (sometimes quiet) ways, others notice – and are blessed by the legacy.

At Least 12 Dead in Washington Navy Yard Shootings

At least 12 people have been killed in the Washington Navy Yard shooting, according to D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 16, 2013 |
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Teen Apparel Retailers Struggle as Consumers Get Stingier

Teen apparel brands are staggering out of a shaky back-to-school season, and have little hope of change in conditions through the rest of the year.

Love Letters, Left Unread

Warning for male readers: a blatant chick-flick reference is moments away!

Football Analyst Fired for Criticizing Homosexuality

Fox Sports fired college football analyst Craig James after a video surfaced in which he said he opposed homosexual civil unions.

  • WORLD News Service |
  • September 16, 2013 |
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