Children of Divorce Still Suffering Decades Later

Children of Divorce Still Suffering Decades Later

(Christian Institute) — Children whose parents divorced are still suffering from the damaging effects into their 50s, new research has indicated. A report published by the International Longevity Centre UK found that the consequences of family breakdown do not “wear off.” It adds to the overwhelming evidence showing the serious damage of divorce. The research, […]

‘Pope Francis’ Claims Angel’s Greeting to Mary as Being ‘Full of Grace’ Meant She Was Without Sin

‘Pope Francis’ Claims Angel’s Greeting to Mary as Being ‘Full of Grace’ Meant She Was Without Sin

ROME — In one of the feasts and celebrations marked on the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar leading up to Christmas, Catholics around the world observed the Feast of Immaculate Conception on Friday, a day in which those who follow the religion commemorate their belief that Mary was conceived in her mother Anne’s womb without original […]

Israel Strikes Gaza Hamas Sites After Rocket Attacks

Israel Strikes Gaza Hamas Sites After Rocket Attacks

(BBC) — Israel says it has targeted sites in Gaza belonging to militant group Hamas in retaliation for rocket strikes. Israel’s military said it had hit weapons sites early on Saturday. Two people died, a Gaza hospital said, bringing the deaths in Israeli strikes and gunfire over the past day to four. Three rockets were […]

Evangelical Alliances of Italy, Spain, Malta Denounce ‘Ecumenical Agenda’ of WEA in Open Letter

Evangelical Alliances of Italy, Spain, Malta Denounce ‘Ecumenical Agenda’ of WEA in Open Letter

(Evangelical Focus) — The Evangelical Alliances of Italy, Spain and Malta have signed an open letter to the World Evangelical Alliance denouncing what they believe is an “ecumenical agenda” that is contrary to the historic vision and positions of the body representing more than 600 million evangelical Christians in the world. The Italian Evangelical Alliance […]

Former Islamic Sheikh Turned Christian Beaten Unconscious

Former Islamic Sheikh Turned Christian Beaten Unconscious

(Morning Star News) – A former sheikh (Islamic teacher) in eastern Uganda has been in hiding since he lost his family for putting his faith in Christ two years ago, but last month he was tricked into a life-threatening encounter. Mulangira Ibrahim, 27, was on his way to his pastor’s house after a church service […]

Australian State Legalizes Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia

Australian State Legalizes Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia

(Christian Institute) — The Australian state of Victoria has legalised assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia. The bill to legalize assisted suicide passed by just four votes in the upper house of Victoria’s parliament. The law will come into force next year and apply to terminally ill people with an estimated life expectancy of six months. […]

Saying Grace Before Meal Could Offend Non-Christians and Atheists, UK Girl Guides Leaders Told

Saying Grace Before Meal Could Offend Non-Christians and Atheists, UK Girl Guides Leaders Told

(Premier) — It has emerged young UK Guides members are not being invited to thank God during grace, under guidance being issued to leaders in a bid boost inclusivity. While acknowledging that it “may be traditional to say or sing grace before a meal” during a residential event, the advice urges leaders to consider “how […]

Swiss Primary Schools Implement Buddhist ‘Mindfulness’ Practices

Swiss Primary Schools Implement Buddhist ‘Mindfulness’ Practices

(Evangelical Focus) — Christian parents in the Swiss Canton of Valais are concerned about the implementation of Buddhist practices in some primary schools. Several families have recently approached the Valais Evangelical Network (REV) and the French-speaking Swiss Evangelical Alliance (RES) because “pupils were offered meditation times to ‘return to calm’ inside the classroom.” The Le […]

Family in India Receives Notice to Stop Christian Gatherings in Their Home

Family in India Receives Notice to Stop Christian Gatherings in Their Home

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – For 12 years, Mahendra Nagdeve had met with friends and relatives in his house in Madhya Pradesh state, India to worship Christ until he received this notice from city officials this month: “With effect from the moment you receive this notice, you must not conduct any Christian congregational activity,” the notice […]

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