- ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A New Mexico woman who had an abortion in 2012 and recently discovered that her baby's body parts had been sent for research without her knowledge has filed suit. Jessica Duran, then 21, had been advised by the father of her child and her parents to have an abortion when she found herself pregnant. She didn't really want to end her child's...
- The Archbishop of Canterbury has revealed that he keeps "vaguely sane" by running around his garden.
- More than 33,000 people have signed a petition that defends the conservative view on same-sex marriage taken by the pastor of HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper. More than 86,000 have signed another petition calling on HGTV to keep airing the show.
Appeals Panel Made Up of ‘Gay Rights’ Activists Allow Fine to Stand Against B&B That Declined Same-Sex CeremonySPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A bed and breakfast owner in Illinois says that the unsuccessful appeal of his discrimination ruling and fine was "fixed" and "corrupt" as he has learned that two of the three commissioners appointed to the case are either openly homosexual or homosexual activists. “The fix was in from the get-go,” TimberCreek Bed and Breakfast owner Jim...
- The World Council of Churches has said it "deeply regrets" a decision by Israel to refuse entry to a woman on the grounds that she was working against the interests of the state.
- A proponent of antisemitic propaganda branded an MP a "rodent" and an "evil money-grabber" on his blog, a court heard.
- A Christian computer scientist has predicted the end of the world by analysing "God's clocks of sevens" in the book of Daniel.
- The House of Lords has unanimously passed a motion to reduce its own size.
- Pressure is growing on Tullian Tchividjian to leave Christian ministry altogether after another public call from "pastors and friends" for him to quit.
- Decision will leave 30 residents, many with dementia, of Manormead care home near Hindhead needing somewhere else to liveA care home for retired priests is being closed by the Church of England because it cannot recruit and retain staff, leaving 30 residents, many of whom have dementia, in need of new accommodation.The C of E pensions board announced that Manormead care home near Hindhead, Surrey, will shut at the end of March, describing it as a “heartbreaking decision”. Continue re
- Angela Merkel has called for a burqa ban in Germany as she stands for her fourth consecutive term as Chancellor.
- A "homeless Jesus" sculpture is to find a new resting place in the centre of Manchester after planners ruled it could be installed there.
- (World Watch Monitor) -- Mexico has a “policy of denial” about the thousands of evangelical Christians forced out of their homes because of their beliefs, according to a Mexican human rights activist. Pedro Faro Navarro, director of the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Centre, accused the government of “making up the figures” of people forcibly...
- Donald Trump's administration could herald the teaching of creationism in schools and the controversial public funding of private schools, experts have warned.
- If you are thinking about a short-term mission trip next summer, here are a few things that might be helpful.
- Churches are being urged to join the Archbishop of York's support for WaterAid's Christmas appeal.
- It was not so much evangelical Christians as "notional" Christians who won Donald Trump the race to the White House, a new study shows.
- Isabel Phiri, of World Council of Churches, is first foreigner denied entry specifically for involvement with BDS movementIsrael has denied entry to a prominent African theologian and academic for her alleged activism in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement – the first time officials say a foreign national has been refused entry for that reason.Isabel Phiri, who is an assistant general secretary with the World Council of Churches in Geneva, and Malawian by birth, was refus
- The government's report on social cohesion focuses too heavily on problems in Islamic communities, Muslim groups have warned.
- Christ told us to remember what He has done in offering His body and shedding His blood as the atonement for our sins. He is our reason to live.
- The Bible collection amassed by theologian and author Dr Charles Caldwell Ryrie smashed pre-sale estimates when it was sold at Sotheby's New York.
- Mexico has been accused of a "policy of denial" over the thousands of evangelicals forced out their homes for their beliefs.
- The head of the Pope's doctrine division has called for divisions over the treatment of divorced and remarried Catholics to end.
- Bank of England governor Mark Carney warned on Monday that the openness of the world economy is endangered by growing frustration among many voters.
- Have you ever been deceived into believing a lie as if it were true? Or have you been a victim of a person's seemingly innocent cry for help, when in fact that person was merely looking for someone to take advantage of? If you have, then you know how it is to be fooled.
- People often do the wrong things when they're still hurting from the betrayal of a friend or loved one.
- There is just as much as an abundance test as there is a lack test, and the abundance test is where most people might actually fail.
- Here are six common misconceptions about Christian parenting that we should stop believing in starting today.
- Website domain name for Women’s Life Centre in Albury registered to the Wagga Wagga Catholic dioceseThe Catholic church has denied any link to a New South Wales pregnancy centre accused of deceptively pushing an anti-abortion agenda to women, despite records showing the local diocese set up its website. The Women’s Life Centre has operated for several years in Albury, NSW, marketing itself as a service that helps “any woman facing an unplanned pregnancy or worried that they may
- Here are five promises that God has spoken for those who are going through a powerful struggle in this season of their life.
- Unless we let the light of the gospel shine through our brokenness, these three dangers await us.
- Two Christian artists based in the state of Arizona in the United States continue to fight legal woes and may end up being jailed or paying hefty fines for refusing to make invitations for homosexual unions because of their faith.
- A Christmas board game that started as a crowdfunding campaign has received criticism for supposedly pitting Jesus Christ and Santa Claus against each other in a "blasphemous" manner.
- The billionaire philanthropist chosen by President-elect Donald Trump to be his education secretary, Betsy DeVos, has expressed her preference in the past to give Christianity a bigger part in schooling in the United States.
- The issue of abortion has split Hollywood into two camps—one pro, one against. Last year, mainstream media reported many top Hollywood stars coming out in support of Planned Parenthood, an organisation that provides reproductive health services to women, including abortion, throughout the U.S.
- They knew it would take a miracle to get them out of Evin Prison, Iran's most notorious prison. And it did.
Baby Miraculously Survives Being Ejected From Car After Road Crash; Family Credits Divine InterventionIt was a scene straight out of a disaster or horror movie.
- Justin Bieber appeared to be in a "joking" mood, but what he said during a concert in London last week still struck a chord.
- Taking inspiration from the famous "Psychiatric Help Booth" of Peanuts' Lucy van Pelt, a New York City pastor has put up a prayer booth on a sidewalk outside his church, the Gospel Herald reported.
'In God We Trust': Official U.S. Motto to Stay on Currency as Court Rejects Atheist Bid to Remove ItMoney does not exist "for the express purpose that it be observed and read by the public."
Prominent Baptist Minister Says ‘Gay Marriage’ Is ‘Law of Land,’ Christians Need to Move on to AbortionDALLAS, Texas -- Like President-elect Donald Trump, a prominent Baptist minister in Texas who backed Trump's campaign efforts says that same-sex "marriage" is "settled law," and asserts that Christians should move on to another issue, such as abortion. Robert Jeffress, who leads First Baptist Church in Dallas, spoke last week with Good Morning Texas, which noted...
- Muslim and Christian leaders in the United States have condemned the vandalism of an Assyrian church with graffiti that references the killings of 185,000 Middle Eastern Christians.
‘Non-Theistic’ Satanic Temple Says Texas Rule to Bury, Cremate Aborted Babies Violates Their Religious BeliefsPhoto Credit: MyMahi SALEM, Mass. -- The Massachusetts-based Satanic Temple has released a statement asserting that a new Texas rule requiring abortionists to have the remains of aborted babies buried or cremated violates their religious beliefs. "The Satanic Temple believes burial rites are a well-established component of religious practice," it wrote on...
- The tradition of offering Bibles in hotel rooms could be in decline as increasing numbers of guests access spiritual literature via apps on their phones.
- Time magazine's shortlist for Person of the Year 2016 includes religious extremists, far-right leaders and ethically controversial scientists.
- Paddy Power's founder and former chief executive secretly lobbied against high-speed betting terminals that allow pundits to gamble £300 per minute.
- A US atheist group has launched a billboard campaign encouraging people not to go to church at Christmas.
- Discoveries inside the tomb revered as the place where the body of Jesus was laid prove the site is original, according to researchers.
- The head of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) has formally consecrated the church in Paris that serves as the centrepiece of the new ROC centre near the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
- By any standards, she's had an extraordinary year. But for Britain's Prime Minister, one thing will not be changing, and that's the way she will celebrate Christmas.
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