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100 Massacred in Christian Town in Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria - After weeks of sacking villages and destroying church buildings around Nigeria's northeastern town of Gwoza, Islamic extremist group Boko Haram on Wednesday (Aug. 6) killed an estimated 100 people in the predominantly Christian town, sources said.

Photo:Men are shown walking amid rubble after another Boko Haram attack in Nigeria in this file photo.

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20,000 Yazidis Taken to Safety as US Launches More Airstrikes in Iraq; Lebanese Patriarch Calls for Protection of Christians
About 20,000 minority Yazidis were rescued in northern Iraq while tens of thousands of others remained stranded on mountains as U.S. forces launched more airstrikes on ISIS militants Sunday.MORE
Stay or Leave, Somali Christians in Kenyan Refugee Camps Face Danger
NAIROBI, Kenya - The Somali convert from Islam and his wife were holding each other under their bed in a Kenyan refugee camp as gunmen outside their door threatened to shoot. MORE
Humanitarian Catastrophe in Mosul, Iraq Demands Response
Less than a week after Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) described the Islamist takeover of Mosul, Iraq as genocide and challenged the West to counteract it, Nina Shea, director of the Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom, published a trenchant piece on the Fox News website asserting that ISIS, the Sunni Muslim insurgent group calling itself the Islamic State, presents a dangerous threat to the region.MORE
Franklin Graham Urges Christians to Follow God's Word in Its Entirety, Not Ignore Unpopular Parts
The Rev. Franklin Graham has made a call for Christians to follow God's word in its entirety, and not simply pick the parts they like and ignore the parts that are unpopular or cause division.MORE
Sudan Finally Allows Meriam Ibrahiim to Leave Country
SUDAN - After blocking her departure on a spurious charge of forged travel documents, Sudan today allowed a Christian mother sentenced to die over a false allegation of leaving Islam to leave the country, her attorney said.
Thousands rally at U.S. Capitol against gay marriage
Cheryl Rupp held a homemade sign declaring “FREEDOM IS Given By GOD NOT by Govt.” and the chant “one man, one woman” rang out on the Capitol lawn Thursday as several thousand marchers rallied to show their support for traditional marriage.
Presbyterians vote to allow gay marriage by 3-1 ratio
The Presbyterian Church (USA) voted Thursday to allow gay and lesbian weddings within the church, making it among the largest Christian denominations to take an embracing step toward same-sex marriage.

Diagnosis life: Giving cancer patients hope

Katherine Hedlund and Robin Nichols have much in common. Each knows the agony of cancer, firsthand. Each turned to Jesus for help in the battle for their lives. Yet neither of them received any spiritual support at the medical facilities where they were treated.

Rick Warren: ‘There is no testimony without a test’

Sharing how he has coped after his son’s suicide last year, megachurch pastor Rick Warren urged Southern Baptist pastors on Monday (June 9) to let their times of suffering be acts of ministry.
Metaxas Eric Metaxas
Discriminating anti-discrimination policies: So much for diversity on campus
I’m a father, and I’m amazed that my daughter is already a teenager. As any concerned and loving parent would be, I want her fast-approaching college years to be rich with learning, growth, and discovery. But she will also need a refuge for faith and fellowship, especially if she attends a secular school.
Stonestreet John Stonestreet
Feelings, nothing more than feelings: Conflict and confusion over identity
Ask a group of people today—especially high school and college students—what makes them them, and you’ll likely get as many responses as respondents. They may say, “I am what my genes make me,” or maybe “I am what I experience,” or “I am what I choose.”
Penna Dexter Penna Dexter
Gosnell's grisly anniversary
Dr. Gosnell was found guilty of killing babies that were still alive after botched abortions and was convicted of 21 felony counts of illegal late-term abortion. He is serving three life sentences in state prison. Some of his former employees also are doing time. Grisly as this episode was — and as much as we'd like not to think about it — pro-lifers are doing their best not to let it slip from American consciousness.
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Faith-based films earn spot at Hollywood table

For years, Christians bemoaned the state of Hollywood movies – the sexuality, the language, the violence – while simultaneously wondering, “Will we ever be able to go to the theater as a family?”

NEEDTOBREATHE’s latest album earns top charts billing

The band members of NEEDTOBREATHE may indeed have trouble breathing in the rare air they currently occupy. Their new album recently debuted at No. 1 on the Rock Albums chart...
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Spirit West Coast to host one-day festival in Ontario

Spirit West Coast returns to Southern California with a new format and a new location. The single-day festival will be held June 20 at Citizens Business Bank Arena.
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