BREAKING: Court says cross-shaped memorial not a violation of Constitution

A war monument in the shape of a Latin cross, which bears no other religious imagery or references, can remain on public land in Bladensburg, Md. The American Humanist Association was asking for the removal of the monument, installed by the American Legion at the end of World War I. The "Peace Cross," as it is known locally, will likely see further challenges on appeal.


Religious freedom commission asks Turkey to reopen seminary

Greek Orthodoxy in Turkey is on its last legs and will remain so unless the Turkish government allows the Greek Orthodox Church to reopen its seminary, closed 44 years ago when the government took control of all institutions of higher education. Istanbul was once home to 100,000 Greek Orthodox. Now, there are less than 3,000.

COMMENTARY: Christ crucified for the refugee

You can tell a Muslim refugee he's following a false religion, or you can preach Christ crucified for his sins. You won't get a chance to tell him the latter if you lead with the former, writes Dr. Gregory Tomlin.

Sometimes just prayer is enough when there is no medicine, nurse says

A missionary nurse in Kenya has been given honorary admittance into an international nursing society two decades after giving up a comfortable job in order to care for the medical needs of the region's desperately poor. Driven by her Christian commitment to care for those in need, Robinson has now opened up a 30-bed hospital, a nursing college, a girls' high school, an orphanage, mobile clinics a preschool and more.

Iraq remnant thanks God for 'new souls' despite ISIS persecution

In the Middle East where the threat of terror from Islamic radicals looms large in some regions where Christian believers have been persecuted and tortured for their beliefs – a resilient remnant is thanking God today for "new souls" being added to the church in numbers never before seen.

Ruling Muslim council in Morocco renounces ISIS, terror

Morocco's ruling Muslim scholars renounce the Islamic State and claim coercion and violence against innocent civilians is forbidden in Islam. Morocco's Christians, however, must still worship in secret for fear of Muslim authorities.

VA Christmas tree ban causes Yuletide uprising

Folks around Salem, Virginia were ready to jingle the government's bells after they implemented a ban on Christmas trees and religious Christmas carols in the public spaces of the local VA hospital.