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‘If I Hear One Homophobic Word, I Will Arrest You:’ Street Preacher on Trial for Biblical Preaching

TAUNTON, UK — A street preacher in the UK who is charged with making “homophobic” and “Islamophobic” remarks has just completed a two-day trial and awaits a verdict on whether or not biblical speech about the issues is considered a crime in the country. Mike Overd, a street preacher for five years, is accused of speaking […]

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U.S. Evangelist Wins Five-Year Battle for Residency in Turkey

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – After a five-year court battle, a U.S. evangelist singled out by Turkey’s Ministry of the Interior for deportation because of his outreach activities has been granted a residency permit to stay in Turkey. David Byle was issued a residency permit at the end of January after five years of living […]

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Ukraine Ceasefire Will Allow Aid, Gospel to Flow

Ukraine (MNN) — It took about 17 hours, but a ceasefire agreement has been reached in Ukraine. The German/French-brokered deal is just the beginning of what all parties say is a long diplomatic road ahead. President Vladimir Putin was the first to announce the deal, but he also said there are still many issues facing […]

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Hundreds of Missionaries May Be Forced from United Kingdom After License Suspended

(Christianity Today) — The England and Wales office of YWAM (Youth With A Mission) may lose more than 350 missionaries and their families by April in the wake of British immigration officials suspending the ministry’s visa sponsor status. “Whilst we recognize and support the [UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) office’s] legitimate right to concern over […]

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‘Are You Reaching Out to the Younger Generation?’ Writer Challenges Christians Over Teen Suicide

HENDERSON, N.C. — A Christian author is challenging other Christians to reach out to the youth around them following a tragic story out of North Carolina that centers around the suicide of a teenage girl. “Jesus loved people enough to go into their midst. He went in their homes. He confronted their sin. He sought […]

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Report: Islamic Group Seeking to Drive Out Christians from Northern Kenya

Kenya (MNN) — Would you take a moment to pray for Kenya’s believers? Amie Cotton with Christian Aid Mission says al-Shabaab sympathizers are trying to drive Christians out of northern Kenya. Earlier this month, “36 quarry workers, who were known as Christians, were paraded out and killed. And one of our ministry leader’s friends— it […]

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Little Girl Screaming ‘Shut Up’ at Street Preacher in ‘Witch City’ Goes Viral

SALEM, Mass. – A video showing a little girl with pigtails screaming at a street preacher to ‘shut up’ as she relentlessly mocked him and his message of redemption through Jesus Christ has gone viral. The video posted on Live Leak, which has been viewed more than 250,000 times, shows a child approaching Austin Coppock, […]

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Seminary to Adjust Bylaws to Allow for ‘Flexibility’ in Admitting Non-Christian Students

FORT WORTH, Texas — A Texas theological seminary, which trains Christian men for ministry, has announced that it will adjust its bylaws to allow for greater “flexibility” in the admittance of non-Christian students following controversy surrounding the enrollment of a Muslim man. As previously reported, the controversy erupted in June of this year when it […]

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Thousands of Youth Nationwide to Gather to Challenge Peers to Read, Live Scripture

Thousands of youth nationwide will gather today at their local athletic field to challenge each other to read and live out the Scriptures in their everyday lives in an annual event known as “Fields of Faith.” The event, organized by Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), is held every second Wednesday in October. Its mission is to […]

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Messianic Jew Deported From Israel Over Evangelism Efforts to Appeal to Supreme Court

JERUSALEM (Morning Star News) – A British messianic Jew deported from Israel last year for participating in an evangelistic outreach to Jews confirmed that he will appeal his case to the nation’s supreme court. Barry Barnett, 50, left the country on Dec. 2 under a deportation order issued by Israel’s Ministry of the Interior. He was […]

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