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America Family Association calls for boycott of Target

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (WordNews.org) Jan. 6, 2017 — The American Family Association is seeking half a million signatures from individuals who intend to boycott Target until the store changes its policy to allow men to use women’s dressing rooms and rest rooms. Once the goal is met, AFA officials plan to deliver in person the petition […]

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Alabama Supreme Court rules unborn are human beings entitled to protection

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WordNews.org) Jan. 4, 2017 — The Alabama Supreme Court ruled that unborn children are human beings entitled to legal protection in a case involving the wrong death lawsuit against an OB/GYN accused of contributing to unborn child’s death. The court ruled that a lower court erred in dismissing Alabama resident Kimberly Stint’s claim […]

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Arizona church raising funds to stop abortion

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TEMPE, Ariz. (WordNews.org) Jan. 3, 2017 — Apologia Church is on a mission—to stop abortion in the United States. The Tempe, Arizona church has raised more than $200,000 in its “End Abortion Now” campaign. Led by Pastor Jeff Durbin and Pastor Luke Pierson, the effort has received support from individuals, churches and organizations across the country […]

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Pew: Jews are most educated, followed by Christians

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(WordNews.org) Dec. 23, 2016 — A new survey shows Jewish people are the most educated among major faith groups, followed by Christians. The Pew Research Center noted that Jews undergo 13.4 years of formal education, while Christians study for 9.3 years. Those receiving the least amount of formal education include Muslims and Hindus, with 5.6 […]

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Tim LaHaye honored at Wreaths Across America

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By   4 weeks ago

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (WordNews.org) Dec. 20, 2016 — Tim LaHaye, co-author of the popular “Left Behind” series, received special recognition at the Wreaths Across America Day commemoration on Saturday at Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego, Calif. LaHaye died in July at the age of 90. Col. Jason Woodworth, USMC, Commanding Officer, MCAS Miramar (pictured), […]

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ACLJ calls on State Dept., UN, NATO members to force Turkey to free imprisoned American pastor

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WordNews.org) Dec. 15, 2016 – Pastor Andrew Brunson, a U.S. citizen from Black Mountain, N.C., who is being held against his will in Turkey because of his profession of faith, has a new ally working for his release. The American Center for Law and Justice announced it is actively defending Brunson, who was […]

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Planned Parenthood faces possible prosecution

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NAPA, Calif. (WordNews.org) Dec. 14, 2016 – Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has recommended U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and FBI Director James Comey investigate four Planned Parenthood affiliates and three fetal tissue brokers for possible criminal prosecution. Grassley’s recommendation follows a series of undercover videos released this spring by the […]

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Poll: Americans are splintered and have difficulty crossing the divide

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By   10 months ago

VENTURA, Calif. (WordNews.org) March 11, 2016 — This will come as a shock to almost no one: America is splintered. However, just how divided may surprise some. According to Barna, most Americans say they would have a difficult time carrying on a conversation with a Muslim (73 percent), a Mormon (60 percent), an atheist (56 […]

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Alabama Supreme Court rules unborn are human beings entitled to protection

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By   2 weeks ago

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WordNews.org) Jan. 4, 2017 — The Alabama Supreme Court ruled that unborn children are human beings entitled to legal protection in a case involving the wrong death lawsuit against an OB/GYN accused of contributing to unborn child’s death. The court ruled that a lower court erred in dismissing Alabama resident Kimberly Stint’s claim […]

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Arizona church raising funds to stop abortion

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TEMPE, Ariz. (WordNews.org) Jan. 3, 2017 — Apologia Church is on a mission—to stop abortion in the United States. The Tempe, Arizona church has raised more than $200,000 in its “End Abortion Now” campaign. Led by Pastor Jeff Durbin and Pastor Luke Pierson, the effort has received support from individuals, churches and organizations across the country […]

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Planned Parenthood faces possible prosecution

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NAPA, Calif. (WordNews.org) Dec. 14, 2016 – Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has recommended U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and FBI Director James Comey investigate four Planned Parenthood affiliates and three fetal tissue brokers for possible criminal prosecution. Grassley’s recommendation follows a series of undercover videos released this spring by the […]

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Supreme Clash: Alabama Supreme Court Rejects High Court’s opinion on same-sex marriage

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By   11 months ago

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WordNews.org) March 5, 2016 – The Alabama Supreme Court issued a 170-page ruling yesterday rejecting the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing same-sex marriage but acknowledging it couldn’t overturn it, according to media reports and Liberty Counsel. “Today’s opinion by the Alabama Supreme Court calling the U.S. Supreme Court’s marriage opinion ‘illegitimate’ will be […]

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Is shutting down the U.S. government ‘Unbiblical?’

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WordNews.org) Oct. 5, 2013 – There has been a range of responses to the government shutdown from a variety of religious organizations, with one group even calling the shutdown unbiblical. Institute on Religion and Democracy noted responses ranged from temperate from “oldline” Protestant groups to the declaration for the socially liberal Sojourners’ Jim […]

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Reactions from Christian organizations swift to Supreme Court’s overturning of DOMA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WordNews.org) June 26, 2013 — Reaction was swift to the U.S. Supreme Court’s striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and opened the door for gay marriage to return to California. In a 5-4 ruling authored by Justice Anthony Kennedy, the vourt struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act […]

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National Education Association sued in California court over forced union dues

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Updated LOS ANGELES (WordNews.org) May 1, 2013 – The National Education Association, the largest teachers union in the country, is being sued by Christian Educators Association International over forced union dues. The suit was filed by the Center for Individual Rights on behalf of Christian Educators. CEAI is asking the courts to stop the NEA […]

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Prayer and fasting urged while verdict out on abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell

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PHILADELPHIA (WordNews.org) April 29, 2013 – A prayer vigil began today at noon in front of the Courthouse in Philadelphia as closing arguments are scheduled in the murder trial of abortion-doctor Kermit Gosnell. At a press conference in Philadelphia today, pro-life leaders called on Americans to join them in prayer and fasting as the verdict […]

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Tim LaHaye honored at Wreaths Across America

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By   4 weeks ago

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (WordNews.org) Dec. 20, 2016 — Tim LaHaye, co-author of the popular “Left Behind” series, received special recognition at the Wreaths Across America Day commemoration on Saturday at Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego, Calif. LaHaye died in July at the age of 90. Col. Jason Woodworth, USMC, Commanding Officer, MCAS Miramar (pictured), […]

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“Only God Can” film to debut nationwide in March

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By   11 months ago

CHARLESTON, S.C., (WordNews.org) Feb. 29, 2016  — A new Christian feature film starring former Baywatch star Donna D’Errico is set to open in theaters nationwide in March. Only God Can, produced by Inspire You Entertainment of Charleston, S.C., tells the story of five College of Charleston alumni who have remained friends since graduation. But tragedy […]

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Protest launched over Rose Bowl parade: Not for family viewing, ministry says

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PASADENA, Calif. (WordNews.org) Jan. 1, 2014 — A Christian ministry is urging families to not watch the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, because it will feature the “wedding” of two men. The wedding between two homosexual males is expected to take place aboard a float sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. The American […]

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Kirk Cameron’s ‘Unstoppable,’ grosses $3.2M

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By   3 years ago

NASHVILLE (WordNews.org) Oct. 5, 2013 – “Unstoppable: A Live Event with Kirk Cameron” grossed $3.2 million during the two nights it appeared in films. The film sold more than 150,000 tickets for the Sept. 24 showing and 102,000 tickets were told for the second, and final, showing on Oct. 3. The movie showed in 670 theaters […]

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International Faith and Family Film Festival to debut at T.D. Jakes’ MegaFest

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DALLAS (WordNews.org) July 16, 2013 – Bishop T.D. Jakes’ MegaFest 2013 will include the International Faith and Family Film Festival this year. The film festival will showcase such projects as Fox Searchlight’s “Black Nativity,” Image Entertainment’s “Winnie Mandela” and Sony Pictures Entertainment’s “Heaven is for Real,” based on the best-selling book by the same name […]

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A conversation with Josh McDowell: The Unshakable Truth (Part 4)

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PLANO, Texas (WordNews.org) July 8, 2013 – Christian apologist and best-selling author Josh McDowell says pastors need to weave into every sermon a defense of the faith. McDowell, author of  “More than a Carpenter” and “Evidence that Demands a Verdict,” said preachers also need to provide their congregation with stories of those who have gone […]

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Heptathlete Bettie Wade on “the best thing I ever did”

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BY LIZ McCONKEY For Word News DES MOINES, Iowa (WordNews.org) July 5, 2013 — Bettie Wade, who recently took second place in the heptathlon at the USA Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, recently. After taking fourth place at the 2012 Olympic Trials, Wade is happy to qualify for the upcoming World Championships […]

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Track & Field stars talk about following Christ on and off the turf

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BY LIZ McCONKEY For Word News DES MOINES, Iowa (WordNews.org) June 26, 2013 – Michelle Carter, three-time USA Outdoor champion and a 2012 World Indoor bronze medalist, took first in the shot put at the USA Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, by setting an American record. She didn’t think much about her […]

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ACLJ calls on State Dept., UN, NATO members to force Turkey to free imprisoned American pastor

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WordNews.org) Dec. 15, 2016 – Pastor Andrew Brunson, a U.S. citizen from Black Mountain, N.C., who is being held against his will in Turkey because of his profession of faith, has a new ally working for his release. The American Center for Law and Justice announced it is actively defending Brunson, who was […]

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Billy Graham’s right hand: George Beverly Shea remembered

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MONTREAT, N.C. (WordNews.org) April 22, 2013 — Billy Graham Crusades soloist George Beverly Shea, evangelist Billy Graham’s right hand man for decades, was remembered the “praise on his lips, the song in his heart.” Shea passed away April 16 at the age of 104. He was remembered during a public memorial Sunday at Anderson Auditorium […]

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U.S church leader arrested after house church raided in China

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NANYANG, Henan, China (WordNews.org) April 22, 2013 – A United States church leader is under house arrest in China after police raised a house church during a revival meeting. Dennis Balcombe’s whereabouts are unknown, according to China Aid. Balcome is the head of Hong Kong Revival Chinese Ministries International. China Aid said also in the […]

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On a mission: Brian Walsh, West Point cadet heads to Haiti

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HAITI (WordNews.org) Feb. 28, 2013 – Brian Walsh, a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy, is heading to Haiti on a mission trip with members of a Christian group at West Point. Walsh will be in Haiti from March 8-17, during spring break, with 20 cadets to work with Nehemiah Vision Ministries. “We will be […]

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SHOCKWAVE: Thousands of youth to join together to pray for persecuted Christians

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By   4 years ago

SANTA ANA, Calif. (WordNews.org) Feb. 28, 2013 – Thousands of young people are gathering around the world beginning tomorrow for three days of prayer for Christians being persecuted globally. The program, launched by Open Doors USA 12 years ago, is known as SHOCKWAVE. The theme this year is “Prayer and Unity,” with a focus on […]

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Billy Graham launches grassroots effort

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WordNews.org) Jan. 9, 2013 – Billy Graham plans to hold events in 47 major U.S. cities and 44 Canadian cities during the next three months. That’s not all. America’s Pope is planning meeting in every corner of every country. The 94-year-old evangelist won’t be making the trek in person. It’s part of a […]

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On a Mission: Drake Williams, Tyndale Seminary, The Netherlands

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THE NETHERLANDS (WordNews.org) Dec. 28, 2012 — Drake Williams became a Christian when he was a lad in Sunday school. School’s been an important part of his life ever since, from Sunday school to divinity school. Williams went back to school to receive his Master of Divinity and doctorate and now is the vice president […]

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Which retailers are “naughty” when it comes to Christmas

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TUPELO, Missouri (WordNews.org) Nov. 17, 2012 – With less than a week before Black Friday, shoppers will soon be rushing home with their treasures. The American Family Association is once again providing a list of companies “naughty” or “nice” when it comes to greeting shoppers this Christmas – or “holiday” – season. “We have taken […]

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Pew: Jews are most educated, followed by Christians

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(WordNews.org) Dec. 23, 2016 — A new survey shows Jewish people are the most educated among major faith groups, followed by Christians. The Pew Research Center noted that Jews undergo 13.4 years of formal education, while Christians study for 9.3 years. Those receiving the least amount of formal education include Muslims and Hindus, with 5.6 […]

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Poll: Americans are splintered and have difficulty crossing the divide

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VENTURA, Calif. (WordNews.org) March 11, 2016 — This will come as a shock to almost no one: America is splintered. However, just how divided may surprise some. According to Barna, most Americans say they would have a difficult time carrying on a conversation with a Muslim (73 percent), a Mormon (60 percent), an atheist (56 […]

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Half of American evangelicals view Islam as violent religion

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VENTURA, Calif. (WordNews.org) April 26, 2013 – Sixty-two percent of evangelicals say they have an unfavorable view of Islam and 39 percent have a “very unfavorable” view of the religion, according to the latest Barna Group survey. The results come less than two weeks after the Boston marathon bombings. Much attention has been given to […]

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What are the most—and least—‘Bible-minded’ cities?

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VENTURA, Calif. (WordNews.org) Jan. 23, 2013 – There’s no surprise that according to Barna Group’s latest survey, the South remains reigning champs in terms of being the most Bible-minded. But if you thought New York City or Las Vegas would be fighting for the bottom of the list, you may be surprised. Barna conducted 42,855 […]

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83% of Americans support ‘significant abortion restrictions’

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WordNews.org) Jan. 11, 2013 – Four decades after the Supreme Court legalized abortion nationally in its controversial Roe v. Wade ruling, 83 percent of Americans say they back significant restrictions. A new KofC-Marist Poll shows support for significant abortion restrictions has increased by 4 points since last year — rising from 79 […]

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96% of churches in U.S. serve local community, feeding and clothing poor, survey says

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CAROL STREAM, Ill. (Jan. 6, 2013 – A new survey finds that despite the economic downturn, 96 percent of all churches in the United States are involved in some form of relief work in their communities, feeding and clothing the poor. The survey also found that 58 percent of churches in the U.S. provide hands-on […]

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Poll: 7 in 10 Hispanics want Biblical values taught in public schools

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NEW YORK (WordNews.org) Nov. 14, 2012 – Sixty-nine percent of Hispanics, America’s fastest-growing population group, want Biblical values taught in public schools, according to a new study. The study also found 42 percent of Hispanics say the Bible influences their political and social views, however 43 percent said they read the Bible less than once […]

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Poll: Young Americans believe Obamacare violates Constitution

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WASHINGTON, D.C.(WordNews.org) Nov. 1, 2012 —  More than half of the Millennials surveyed believe Obamacare is a violation of the First Amendment right to freedom of religion. According to the Generation Opportunity survey, 61 percent young adults between the ages of 18 and 29, believe finding a quality, full-time job with health insurance benefits is […]

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ACLJ calls on State Dept., UN, NATO members to force Turkey to free imprisoned American pastor

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WordNews.org) Dec. 15, 2016 – Pastor Andrew Brunson, a U.S. citizen from Black Mountain, N.C., who is being held against his will in Turkey because of his profession of faith, has a new ally working for his release. The American Center for Law and Justice announced it is actively defending Brunson, who was […]

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Effort Launched to Raise Funds for Schools for Christian Pakistani Refugees

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By   11 months ago

PAKISTAN (WordNews.org) March 8, 2016 — As thousands of Pakistani Christian families flee from Islamic violence to Thailand a move is underfoot to provide a safe haven for these families and education for their children. Barnabas Fund  said during a joint fact-finding mission with World Evangelical alliance Religious Liberty Commission.(WEA RLC)  that authorities in Thailand […]

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U.S church leader arrested after house church raided in China

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By   4 years ago

NANYANG, Henan, China (WordNews.org) April 22, 2013 – A United States church leader is under house arrest in China after police raised a house church during a revival meeting. Dennis Balcombe’s whereabouts are unknown, according to China Aid. Balcome is the head of Hong Kong Revival Chinese Ministries International. China Aid said also in the […]

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Petition launched to fight China’s force sterilizations following woman’s death

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HUBEI PROVINCE, China (WordNews.org) April 8, 2013 – A women’s rights group is launching a petition against “coercive family planning” in China following the death of a mother of two who was forcibly sterilized to avoid “illegal pregnancy.” Shen Hongxia was forcibly sterilized by the local Family Planning Officers on March 19 against a doctor’s […]

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Middle East expert raises concerns about Obama’s upcoming visit to Israel

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NEW YORK (WordNews.org) March 13, 2013 – Author and Middle East expert David Rubin says President Barack Obama is expected to demand a timetable for unilateral Israeli withdrawal from Judea and Samaria during is March 20 trip to Israel. Rubin acknowledges the White House has denied the claim. Rubin is the author of “Peace for […]

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SHOCKWAVE: Thousands of youth to join together to pray for persecuted Christians

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SANTA ANA, Calif. (WordNews.org) Feb. 28, 2013 – Thousands of young people are gathering around the world beginning tomorrow for three days of prayer for Christians being persecuted globally. The program, launched by Open Doors USA 12 years ago, is known as SHOCKWAVE. The theme this year is “Prayer and Unity,” with a focus on […]

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Imprisoned Iranian pastor details abuse in letter to wife; ACLJ heats up release efforts

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IRAN (WordNews.org) Feb. 23, 2013 – Iranian Pastor Saeed Abedini, imprisoned in Evin, considered one of the worst prisons in Iran, says he has been physically and psychologically abused. Abedini, a U.S. citizen, is in prison for not denouncing his faith. The 32-year-old details in his letter “the psychological warfare, a year of not seeing […]

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Persecution of Christians on rise in Africa according to latest World Watch List; North Korea tops list as most severe

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SANTA ANA, Calif. (WordNews.org) Jan. 8, 2013 – Persecution of Christians is on the rise worldwide and North Korea is the top perpetrator, according to the latest Open Doors 2013 World Watch List. The list tracks 50 countries where Christians face the most severe persecution for their faith, North Korea has topped that list for […]

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