A Pakistani Christian man, a father of five, was reportedly threatened and psychologically tortured by Muslim coworkers who wanted him to convert to Islam, and even though he considered suicide, he refused to convert.
"They very often called me 'kafir', which means unfaithful, and they threatened me that they would resort to false accusations of blasphemy if I refused to convert to Islam," said Patras Hanif, the Pakistani man who was the victim of abuse, according to Fides News Agency.
Hanif, who worked at a construction site in Multan, in Punjab, faced violence and harassment from fellow workers who wanted him to abandon his Christian faith, which at one point even drove him to consider suicide. more >>
While President Barack Obama spoke out against the "inexcusable political rhetoric against Muslim-Americans" during his first visit to a mosque on Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio slammed Obama's suggestion that Muslims are being uniquely discriminated against.
Obama visited the Islamic Society of Baltimore to deliver a speech against what he sees as the problematic treatment of American Muslims, and said:
"Let me say as clearly as I can as president of the United States: you fit right here." more >>
Thousands of churches and mission agencies on every continent (except Antarctica) will unite in song later this month to sing the powerful hymn, "Facing a Task Unfinished."
The nearly 100-year-old song, recently remixed by world-renowned contemporary hymn writers The Gettys, will act as an anthem to raise awareness about Christian persecution worldwide.
"Facing a Task Unfinished" was written by China Inland Mission worker Frank Houghton as he reflected on the the Great Commission and the scripture Matthew 24:14 as dedicated his life to sharing the Gospel with people in China. more >>
CATONSVILLE, Md. — President Barack Obama made his first visit to a U.S. mosque on Wednesday, in an effort to allay the fears of Americans accustomed to pop-culture portrayals of Muslims as terrorists, and to reassure Muslim American youth about their place in the nation.
Obama, declaring that attacks on Islam were an attack on all religions, decried the "inexcusable political rhetoric" against Muslims from Donald Trump and other Republican presidential candidates.
"We have to understand that an attack on one faith is an attack on all our faiths," he said at the mosque outside of Baltimore, which he said had received threats twice in the past year. "When any religious group is targeted, we all have a responsibility to speak up." more >>
At the tender age of 5, Annabel Beam was diagnosed with antral hypomotility and pseudo-obstruction motility disorder, a rare incurable condition that resulted her being admitted to the hospital serveral times each year. But a life-threatening fall and a trip to Heaven in 2011 changed everything, and now her miraculous recovery and experience is headed to the big screen in "Miracles From Heaven."
"Miracles from Heaven" is set to prove that there is hope in times of struggle and darkness and an even greater hope awaiting in Heaven.
God's power to perform miracles in people's lives every day, as the testimony of Annabel Beam reveals in the film about one girl's miraculous healing after a tragic fall. more >>
The nation's most outspoken and flamboyant animal rights group has announced that it is creating a new division to combat what it describe as "animal-on-animal" violence.
Adorned with lettuce bras, spokeswomen for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals recently told the press that they need to expand their agenda.
"We recently sat down for our monthly 'Talk and Tofurkey' gathering to discuss how we could better help serve the cause of animal rights," spoke one PETA woman as male reporters kept wondering how long the romaine was going to stay in place. more >>