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Former Education Minister Who Oversaw Sex-Ed Curriculum to Plead Guilty to Child Porn Charges

TORONTO, Ontario — A former top education minister in Canada who oversaw the provincial sex-ed curriculum for public school students will plead guilty to charges surrounding child pornography, according to reports. Benjamin Levin, 62, served as a professor at the University of Toronto and was the Deputy Education Minister for Manitoba and Ontario from 1999-2002 […]

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Obama: ‘My Faith Has Been Questioned By People Who Don’t Know Me’

NEW DELHI, India — While speaking on the last day to his trip to India, Barack Obama urged acceptance of religious pluralism in the nation, adding on a personal note that sometimes his profession of Christianity is questioned and that he is instead thought to be a Muslim. “Our nations are strongest when we see that we are […]

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Blogger Sentenced to 1,000 Lashes for ‘Insulting Islam’ Granted Temporary Reprieve

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — A Saudi Arabian blogger who was sentenced to 1,000 lashes for “insulting Islam” online has received a temporary reprieve from his flogging after doctors considered him incapable of handling another beating. Raif Badawi, 31, ran the “Free Saudi Liberals” blog since 2000 as a means to provide a forum to discuss Islam. […]

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Former Olympic Gymnast Pregnant With Triplets Refuses Doctors’ Advice to Abort

ABINGTON, Northhampton — A former Olympic gymnast in the UK who is expecting triplets has refused her doctors’ advice to abort two of her unborn children due to health concerns and risks. Jaime Halsey, 35, and her husband Steve found out that they were expecting triplets in October and were referred to specialists for further care. But […]

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UK Christian School Shut Down for Having ‘Discriminatory Views’ Toward Other Faiths

DURHAM, UK — A Christian school in the UK is being shut down and another under scrutiny after investigators quizzed random students and found them to have “discriminatory views” toward others. According to reports, last November, members of the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED) visited Durham Free School for an inspection, and declared the […]

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Faith of Niger Christians Grows Stronger in Face of Unprecedented Violence

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Christians in Niger are joyfully meeting in homes under police protection as they plan to rebuild church buildings and houses after attacks last weekend (Jan. 16-18) that were unprecedented in scale. “Nothing of this magnitude has ever happened in this nation,” wrote one missionary couple in the capital, Niamey. “Nearly […]

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Ugandan Imam Allegedly Beats Daughter to Death for Converting to Christianity

KALIRO DISTRICT, Uganda (Morning Star News) – A 12-year-old girl who was hospitalized for two weeks after her Muslim father beat her and her sister for converting to Christ last month is traumatized after learning that her sister died from the assault, sources said. Naigaga Saidah’s father, Imam Abudalah Ali of Bwita mosque in Kaliro District, […]

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Christian Japanese Man Being Held By ISIS Risked Life to Save Friend Now Beheaded

One of the Japanese men who was seen in an online video this week, as the Islamic group ISIS threatened to kill him and another captured Japanese citizen, had reportedly traveled to Syria in order to try to save his friend—who has now been beheaded. Kenji Goto, 47, who became a Christian in 1997, had […]

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Text from Book of Mark Found in Ancient Mask May Be Oldest Known Copy of Gospel

Egypt — Text from the book of Mark that was found inside of an ancient Egyptian mummy mask may be the oldest copy of the gospel—even if just in a portion—known to man. Through carbon dating and analyzation of the artifact, it is believed that the document is from within the first century following the death […]

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Obama Meets With Wife of American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran

BOISE, Idaho — Barack Obama met with the wife of an American pastor imprisoned in Iran on Wednesday after she made the request when she learned that he would be visiting her area to give a speech at a public university. Naghmeh Abedini, wife of Saeed Abedini, who has been incarcerated in Iran for two […]

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