The Path Less Taken: Homeschooling in Singapore

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 […]

Christians Killed in Attacks on Coastal Region of Kenya

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 […]

Audio Bibles Reach U.S. Troops with Truth

Audio Bibles Reach U.S. Troops with Truth

(FCBH/MNN) — There’s a famous quotation, “There are no atheists in foxholes,” often attributed to U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower. It means that in times of extreme stress or fear (as in a war), all people will respond to hope. As if to underscore that point, there’s been a spike in requests for Faith Comes […]

French Ban on Muslim Face Veils Upheld by European Rights Court

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 […]

Christian Suspended After Muslim Colleague Complains She Prayed with Her

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 […]

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

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 […]

Iraq Militants Announce New Islamic State

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 […]

FBI: 168 Children Rescued in Crackdown on Sex Trafficking

WASHINGTON – Nearly 170 victims of child sex trafficking, many of whom had never been reported missing, were rescued in the last week as part of an annual nationwide crackdown, the FBI said Monday. Besides the 168 children rescued from the sex trade, 281 pimps were arrested during the same period on state and federal […]

Google Bans All Pornographic Advertisements, Applications

Google Bans All Pornographic Advertisements, Applications

WASHINGTON (BP) — Google is cracking down on sexually graphic content with two recent policy changes, one implemented in March and one that started in June. The new rules take steps to eliminate explicit material in Google’s advertisements and apps. Google will no longer accept advertisements through Google AdWords that promote graphic depictions of sexual […]