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Sustainable Christian Children’s Home a Foundation for a Better Future

(MNN) — Exponential impact is just one of the benefits of self-sufficient ministries. Vision Beyond Borders is working with a home in Burma to establish more self-sufficient programs as part of their Vision for Children program. Dyann Romeijn of VBB says self-sufficiency for their ministry is a must in case they are forced to leave […]

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The Path Less Taken: Homeschooling in Singapore

SINGAPORE – Registration for primary school started on July 3, and parents of six-year-olds across the country will be watching the number of spots available at their school of choice very closely over the next few weeks. Families who have decided on homeschooling, however, have chosen to forego this uniquely Singaporean exercise. On average, about […]

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Christians Killed in Attacks on Coastal Region of Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Two Christians near Kenya’s coast were killed Monday night (July 7) following attacks by suspected Islamic extremists over the weekend on two predominantly Christian villages that left more than 30 people dead, sources said. In the attack Monday night, the assailants arrived at Covenant Church, three kilometers north of […]

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Christian Bakery May Face Legal Action for Refusing to Bake ‘Gay’ Bert and Ernie Cake

NEWTONABBEY, North Ireland – A Christian bakery in Northern Ireland may face legal action after it recently refused to bake a Bert and Ernie cake bearing the phrase “Support gay marriage.” In May of this year, Ashers Baking Company in Newtonabbey—founded by Christians and named after Genesis 49:20—was approached by a same-sex “marriage” supporter to bake the […]

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French Ban on Muslim Face Veils Upheld by European Rights Court

The European Court of Human Rights has upheld a ban by France on wearing the Muslim full-face veil – the niqab. A case was brought by a 24-year-old French woman, who argued that the ban on wearing the veil in public violated her freedom of religion and expression. French law says nobody can wear in […]

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Christian Suspended After Muslim Colleague Complains She Prayed with Her

LONDON – A Christian occupational therapist has been disciplined for praying for a Muslim colleague, despite being encouraged by the colleague to talk about her faith. Victoria Wasteney, Head of Occupational Therapy at the East London NHS trust, prayed for the newly-qualified Muslim worker after she expressed concerns about her health. When Victoria offered to […]

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Swedish Midwife Sues State Over Dismissal for Refusing to Aid in Abortions

(Morning Star News) – A Scandinavian rights group has filed suit against the Swedish government on behalf of a Christian woman who was fired for refusing to perform abortions. Scandinavian Human Rights Lawyers, a non-governmental organization that describes itself as dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights and human dignity, states in the […]

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Iraq Militants Announce New Islamic State

(RNS) An al-Qaida breakaway group that seized large swaths of Iraq in recent weeks declared Sunday (June 29) the creation of a new religious state in Iraq and Syria, as it continued to repel government forces in Tikrit, the hometown of former dictator Saddam Hussein. The militant group called the Islamic State of Iraq and […]

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Chinese Christians Tearfully Sing Hymn as Church Cross Removed: Video

Wenzhou City, China – Christians are vowing to stand firm for Christ amid much persecution by officials in a Chinese province where church buildings continue to be demolished, and where believers in a recent video can be seen bursting into tearful song about the cross and how their sins were washed away by the blood of Jesus […]

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(CNN) — Militants with black masks stand by as 15-year-old Mohammed watches a video of fighters cutting off a man’s head. “This is jihad for the sake of God,” the men with Kalashnikov rifles say. Mohammed begins to feel lost, confused. “Does God want me to do jihad?” he wonders. This is Mohammed’s eyewitness account, […]

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