A disabled Christian man who has been sentenced to death alongside his wife for allegedly sending blasphemous text messages to an Islamic cleric has filed an appeal at Lahore High Court, seeking bail due to his deteriorating health.
"I have developed bedsores and I may die in jail as there is no possibility of a better treatment there," Shafqat Masih, who is paralyzed from his waist down, said in his petition, according to the Deccan Chronicle.
"There are serious contradictions in witness accounts against me and my wife and we are hopeful of an acquittal on our appeal," he added. more >>
The Institute on Family Studies released a study Thursday which found that couples who attend worship services together or when only the man attends services are happier than couples in which neither partner or only the woman attends.
Titled "Better Together: Religious Attendance, Gender, and Relationship Quality," the study was authored by W. Bradford Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia and Nicholas H. Wolfinger, professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Studies and Adjunct Professor of Sociology at the University of Utah.
"Seventy-eight percent of men and women in couples who regularly go to services together, or where only the man attends regularly, report that they are 'very happy' or 'extremely happy,' after adjusting for differences in race, age, education, marital status, region, and other factors," read the study. more >>
Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, said that it is insulting when people question her parents' Christian faith. Clinton added that she left a Baptist church at a young age and joined the Methodists over the abortion issue.
"My mother is very deeply a person of faith," Chelsea Clinton said, according to Page Six. "It is deeply authentic and real for my mother, and it guides so much of her moral compass, but also her life's work."
Clinton, a philanthropist who works with the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative, said that people are wrong to question her mother's faith, or the faith of her father, former President Bill Clinton. more >>
Known as "The Queen of Clean," Chonda Pierce gears up to bring three, one-hour, family-friendly comedy specials to Cinedigm's Dove Channel.
Dove Channel is a faith and family-focused streaming service that launched in September of 2015. Since then Cinedigm annouced that it has rapidly generated over 380,000 installations on Android, iOS and Roku, and is also available on Amazon's Streaming Partners Program.
In this new partnership with Dove Channel, Pierce will host three different specials titled, "Chonda Pierce Presents: Stand-Up For Families." The Christian comedian seems the perfect fit and was recently named the top certified female comedian by the Recording Industry Association of America for having sold more comedy DVDs than any other comedian – secular or Christian. more >>
Just weeks before attending Super Bowl 50 with her pop superstar daughter Beyonce, Tina Knowles-Lawson was in church giving total praise while listening to one of her "favorite" gospel songs.
During the worship portion of a church service held at St. John's Houston, Knowles took a few seconds to shoot an Instagram clip of the worship band singing and playing to Richard Smallwood's 1996 song, "Total Praise."
"One of my favorite church songs : 'lift Your Hands in Total Praise,'" Knowles posted along with a clip of the entire church with hands lifted in worship. more >>
Radical militias with Iranian support are reportedly attacking Christian communities in Iraq, seizing property and sites of cultural interest.
Lisa Daftari of Foreign Desk wrote Tuesday that this was happening especially around Baghdad and attributed her information as coming from multiple sources, including "Christian members of the Iraqi Parliament," "Christian community leaders," and the pan-Arab daily Al Hayat.
"According to leaders, the seizures have been carried out in the upscale regions of Baghdad, where militia men have forced entry into homes and businesses with falsified documents," wrote Daftari. more >>