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US-Cuba Reconciliation Elicits Mixed Reactions From Hispanic American Christian Leaders; Cuba's Human Rights Problem Point of Contention
Christian leaders in America have expressed both concern and hope at news of historic plans to normalize diplomatic relationships between the U.S. and Cuba. Some political leaders have also suggested that Cuba has not shown enough progress in human r..
New York Premiere of 'The Interview' Canceled After Hackers Targeting Sony Pictures Threaten 9/11 Style Attack
The film premiere of the upcoming Sony Pictures movie "The Interview" has been canceled in New York after a group of hackers threatened an attack reminiscent of 9/11 in a series of emails. The hackers have protested against the comedy, starring James..
Atheist Group Erects 11 Billboards Across Chicago; Argues That Kindness 'Comes From Altruism,' Not From 'Seeking Divine Reward'
The Freedom From Religion Foundation, one of the largest secular groups in America, announced it is erecting 11 different billboards across Chicago this week with various messages. Some of the ads ask people to "think for (themselves)," while others ..
Pakistan Taliban Defiantly Justifies Mass Slaughter of Schoolchildren; Iran, Afghan Taliban Condemn Attack as 'Un-Islamic'
The Pakistani branch of the Taliban has attempted to justify its attack on a school on Tuesday in the city of Peshawar that left 132 children and nine staff members dead, calling it revenge for the army's offensive against the group. The attack has b..
About 100 Syrian soldiers and at least 80 Islamic militant fighters lost their lives in a major battle over the past two days, resulting in the insurgents capturing the Wadi al-Deif military base.
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A Roman Catholic Church in Cardoba, Spain, which used to be a mosque, is facing a complaint from the regional government for attempting to distance itself from its Islamic past. Church officials have denied the accusations, however, and said that the..
Iran Court Clears Three Christians of Convictions in Appeal Hearing; Watchdog Groups Encouraged by Ruling
Three Iranian Christian leaders have seen their convictions overturned following an appeals hearing, in what persecution watchdog groups are hailing as an encouraging victory. Pastor Matthias Haghnejad and Deacon Silas Rabbani have been granted their..
Ken Ham Argues Kentucky's Retraction of $18M in Tax Breaks for Noah's Ark Project Is 'Illegal', Points to Laws That Allow Atheists to Discriminate in Their Hiring
Answers in Genesis CEO and President Ken Ham has claimed that the new conditions set out by the state of Kentucky for the Ark Encounter project that prohibit religious preference in hiring are illegal. He also criticized media coverage that claimed t..
A group of around 30 Hindu radicals reportedly attacked a Christian pastor and 15 of his church members singing Christmas carols in the Indian city of Hyderabad over the weekend, accusing the Christians of trying to convert people. The attack left Pa..
Nine North Korean Orphans That Attempted to Flee With Help of Christian Missionary May Have Been Killed
The North Korea Freedom Federation hosted a press conference earlier this week calling for world governments to take action against North Korea's human rights abuses, after reports emerged that the nine orphans who had attempted to flee in 2013 with ..
Pope Francis Calls Climate Change 'Serious Ethical and Moral Responsibility,' Warns Time Is Running Out
Pope Francis expressed in a message at the major U.N. climate change summit in Peru this week that the consequences of environmental change represent a "serious ethical and moral responsibility," and warned that the time for action is running out.
Some minority Christians in Israel have expressed concern for the proposed "Jewish State" bill that is set to define the country as the "nation-state of the Jewish people." Other commentators have said, however, that it would be incorrect to assume t..