Couple Criticizes Doctors Who Repeatedly Urged Them to Abort Down Syndrome Child

Couple Criticizes Doctors Who Repeatedly Urged Them to Abort Down Syndrome Child

(Christian Institute) — An Australian couple who chose life for their unborn child, after she was diagnosed with Down syndrome, have criticized doctors who repeatedly urged them to have an abortion. Mr. and Mrs. Simpkins spoke out on an Australian TV show, which included several mothers sharing how they were pressurized to abort their children […]

Almost Half a Million Child Gamblers in England and Wales

Almost Half a Million Child Gamblers in England and Wales

(Christian Institute) — Around 450,000 children between the ages of 11 and 15 in England and Wales gambled in a week, according to a Gambling Commission report. Of those, it is thought that 9,000 are problem gamblers. The “Young People and Gambling” report, published last week, found that 16 per cent of children of this […]

Human Rights Activist: Mexico ‘In Denial’ Over Christians Forced Out of Homes for Their Beliefs

Human Rights Activist: Mexico ‘In Denial’ Over Christians Forced Out of Homes for Their Beliefs

(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 […]

Oldest Alphabet Identified as Hebrew Might Confirm Biblical Exodus

Oldest Alphabet Identified as Hebrew Might Confirm Biblical Exodus

(Evangelical Focus) — Douglas Petrovich, archaeologist and epigrapher of the Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo (Canada), is proposing an innovative reading of several inscriptions on Egyptian slabs from the 18th to 14th centuries BC. These slabs could be the first “alphabet” in the world, an early form of Hebrew with data that coincides with some […]

Canadian Woman Who Drowned Newborn Son Sentenced Only to Probation, No Jail Time

Canadian Woman Who Drowned Newborn Son Sentenced Only to Probation, No Jail Time

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — A Canadian woman who drowned her newborn son five years ago will not face any time behind bars, despite a judge calling her actions “abhorrent.” Courtney Saul, 24, has been sentenced to two years probation by Judge Len Marchand since the girl did not have a prior criminal record and became pregnant from rape. […]

The Night the Gospel Was Preached to Fidel Castro

The Night the Gospel Was Preached to Fidel Castro

(Evangelical Focus) — Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro has died at age 90. Fidel Castro was the last survivor of the Cold War, and probably one of the most important political personalities of the 20th century. He started his political career on January 1, 1959 after overthrowing the Batista regime. His influence on the Caribbean […]

Canadian Man With Mental Illness Wants Right to Die: ‘Non-Existence Is Better Than This’

Canadian Man With Mental Illness Wants Right to Die: ‘Non-Existence Is Better Than This’

WINDSOR, Ont. — A Canadian man who struggles with dissociative depersonalization disorder, mood disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder, and who says he suffers debilitating pain, is seeking the right to die and is expressing his objection that a newly-passed assisted suicide law does not allow those with mental illness to end their life. “Non-existence is […]

Former U.K. Cabinet Member Says Sunday School Inspections Show Govt Sees Religion as ‘Problem’

Former U.K. Cabinet Member Says Sunday School Inspections Show Govt Sees Religion as ‘Problem’

U.K. (Christian Institute) — Proposals for Ofsted to inspect Sunday Schools illustrate that government ministers see religious faith as “a problem,” a former Cabinet minister has said. Labour MP Stephen Timms, a former chief secretary to the Treasury, made the comments while speaking at the release of a new report about faith-based charities. The government […]

Three Evangelical Christians Stated to Be Among Columbia Plane Crash Survivors

Three Evangelical Christians Stated to Be Among Columbia Plane Crash Survivors

(Evangelical Focus) — Three football (soccer) players, a stewardess, an airplane technician and a journalist have survived the airplane crash in Colombia, in which other 75 people lost their lives. “The situation is complicated, difficult. Only God can give us strength now. Thank you God”, wrote Amanda, the wife of Alan Ruschel on Instagram after […]

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