Islamic State has declared a "state of emergency" in the Syrian city of Raqqa, the de facto capital for the terror group's self-declared Caliphate, taking seriously an announcement made by the U.S.-backed local Kurdish forces that they plan to attack the militants' stronghold.
Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, a house church leader from the Church of Iran denomination, and his wife, who were re-arrested as part of a series of raids targeting around 10 Christian homes last week, have been released, but three other Christians are still in custody, according to U.K.-based Christian Solidarity Worldwide.
Atheist Ad Mocking Ken Ham's Ark Encounter as 'Genocide, Incest' Park Rejected by Billboard Companies
Billboard companies have told an atheist group they wont run its ad next to the entrance to the Ark Encounter theme park being built in Williamstown, Kentucky, that reads "Genocide & Incest Park ... celebrating 2,000 years of myths."
A female teacher at a San Francisco high school for girls came out as a transgender, but the Catholic order that owns and runs the school has decided that the teacher will not be fired but fully accepted as a man.
The House Select Panel on Infant Lives has issued nine subpoenas to controversial late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart, his abortion facility in Maryland and other agencies, while five Democratic congressmen called him the victim of a Republican "witch hunt."
A Dutch group promoting women doing a medical abortion themselves sent on Saturday its first "abortion drone," carrying pills to kill unborn babies, from Germany to the strictly Roman Catholic country of Poland, and called it a "success," as "two Polish women swallowed the abortion pills."
Liberty University Graduation Ceremony's Surprise Guests: Hollywood Actors Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, and Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson
Liberty University conferred 19,430 degrees at its commencement ceremony Saturday with about 35,000 people, including Hollywood actors Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn, screenwriter Randall Wallace, New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings and "Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertson, in attendance.
100 Attorneys: Norway Violated Humanitarian, Moral Laws Seizing 5 Kids From Parents Over Christian Faith
More than 100 attorneys from the United States and abroad and members of the European Parliament wrote a letter to the Norwegian Prime Minister, saying the government's act of seizing five children of a Christian family to "prevent" them from being "indoctrinated" with Christianity violates domestic and international law, and urging their immediate release.
Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, a house church leader from the Church of Iran denomination who was acquitted of apostasy in 2012 after being sentenced to death by hanging, was arrested once again, this time along with his wife and a church member, by Iranian authorities on Friday, according to U.K.-based Christian Solidarity Worldwide.
The Kenyan government has announced its plan to close its refugee camps, which are home to 600,000 refugees, mostly from conflict-torn Somalia. A U.S.-based Christian group working in Kenya warns that the decision could lead to thousands of deaths "if the world doesn't respond immediately."
The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit against North Carolina on Monday, claiming its new law violates federal law by denying transgender people access to bathrooms as per their gender identity, just after NC Gov. Pat McCrory sued the federal government for attempting to coerce the state into dropping the law.
The Obama administration is planning to turn its confrontation with North Carolina's bathroom bill into a larger battle for transgender student rights based on its own interpretation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, according to a report.
Singer Justin Bieber has more than 50 tattoos, but he got yet another one as he stopped by West 4th Tattoo Parlor in NYC. The latest is on his face, and it's a cross, "a representation of his faith in Jesus."
The Rev. Franklin Graham has strongly condemned Mayor Bill de Blasio's call for a boycott of popular fast-food chain Chick-fil-A, which is opening a new location in the New York City borough of Queens, just because its Christian owners believe in the biblical definition of marriage.
Indiana has installed two "Safe Haven" baby boxes to allow mothers to anonymously drop their unwanted newborns off with no questions asked.
Chicago Public Schools has announced its students, teachers and staff will be allowed to use bathrooms and locker rooms corresponding to their gender identities. DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society says CPS is taking away children's right to privacy, safety and religious freedom.
An abortion activist from California says clinics are closing down around the country, including in blue states, because fewer women are seeking abortions.
Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship spoke on how a marriage can be revived, restored and resurrected, and especially how wives can have their own husbands become new men. Laurie also interviewed his wife, Cathe on the wife's role in marriage and how women are different from men.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday ordered the arrest of hundreds of supporters of Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr who stormed Iraq's parliament Saturday evening and camped out, demanding reforms in the political quota system that was introduced after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.
Education Dept. Releases 'Shame List' of Faith-Based Colleges Seeking Title IX Exemption From Transgender Rules
The U.S. Department of Education published Friday a list of faith-based colleges and universities that were granted a religious exemption from Title IX. LGBT activist groups have been calling on the government to publish the list as part of a shaming campaign called the "Shame List" to pressure Christian colleges to consent to their agenda.
Adultery is devastating, and the offending spouse must first turn away from sin through repentance before God but should the adultery also be confessed to your spouse? Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, gives five reasons to do so.
The ongoing #WeAreN2016 Congress, an international gathering of high level experts and witnesses being held in New York City, is calling on world leaders to stop the persecution of Christians in countries such as Syria, Iraq and Nigeria by Islamist terror groups.
"Late Night" host Stephen Colbert took aim at North Carolina's bathroom law and mentioned American Family Association's online boycott petition against Target, which has been signed by more than 1 million people.
A Tennessee federal judge has ruled that ballots on Amendment 1 to the state's constitution, which was against protecting a "right" to or funding of abortion, must be recounted and that some of the "yes" votes should just be thrown out in the process. Tennessee is appealing the order.
Islamist terrorists on the island of Jolo in southern Philippines have beheaded a Canadian hostage and threw his severed head in a plastic bag to be found by police. More than 20 other foreign hostages are still being held captive.