From selling out shows to stopping the sale of human beings, Christian rock duo for KING & COUNTRY are showing the world a different side of them in their upcoming movie Priceless.
The Grammy-winning brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone will act as supervising producers in the upcoming film that tells a redemptive love story set in the world of human trafficking. After touring the world and being welcomed into the ears of countless Christian pop music fans, viewers will witness Joel's big screen debut next fall.
Joel will transform into a man name James Stevenson on the silver screen. There he will fight for the heart of a woman who is caught up in human trafficking. more >>
The Islamic State terror group, which publicly justifies and brags about raping Yazidi sex-slaves, has reportedly traded women and young girls for as little as 10 cigarettes.
Activist and director of media at the University of Duhok, Khidher Domle, told NBC News that some women are "sold for weapons, or for just $10, or 10 cigarettes."
Domle, who's interviewed dozens of escaped Yazidis in Iraq, said it helps to learn about their use of sex-slaves, adding that the women are often sold three or four times to different IS fighters on the battlefield. more >>
The Roman Catholic Bishops of Northern Ireland have said that they are "shocked and disturbed" after the High Court in Belfast ruled that unborn babies are not human life.
"Having met with many parents whose unborn child with a life-limiting condition has lived for hours, days, weeks and even years, bringing immense happiness, we are profoundly shocked and disturbed at the judge's words that such children are 'doomed,'" the bishops responded in a statement on Monday, published by The Irish Times.
"The judge compounds this by saying that 'there is no human life to protect.' By any human and moral standard, these children are persons, and our duty to respect and protect their right to life does not change because of any court judgment," they added. more >>
A law group in Pakistan is pressing criminal charges against a Muslim family that allegedly beat and left naked on the streets an 8-year-old Christian girl, in order to punish her uncle.
The American Center for Law and Justice said the affiliated Organization for Legal Aid in Pakistan is preparing the charges, which revolve around a feud the girl's maternal uncle, Iftikhar Masih, is involved in.
According to reports, Masih broke Pakistani taboo due to his relationship with his Muslim girlfriend. The girlfriend's Muslim family was allegedly furious at the interreligious relationship, and decided to punish the 8-year-old Christian girl as retribution. more >>
Two Coptic Christian brothers were kidnapped and executed by suspected Islamic State extremists earlier this month in Western Libya after being lured in with the promise of employment.
According to the prominent U.S.-based Christian persecution monitoring agency International Christian Concern, 37 year-old Wasfy Bakhit Gad Mikhail, his brother, 31-year-old Sabry Bakhit and their younger brother, 27-year-old Fahmy Bakhit migrated to Misrata, Libya, over a year-and-a-half ago in hopes of finding better employment opportunities to provide for their families in Upper Egypt.
As the men sought employment in construction, Wasfy received a phone call from a Libyan man on Nov. 6. asking him if he would be able to put a concrete roof on a building. more >>
GOP Presidential candidate Ben Carson has said that he spent time with Syrian refugees at a Jordanian camp over Thanksgiving weekend, where the people told him they would rather go back home, than be relocated to America.
"I had an opportunity to talk to many of the Syrian refugees and ask them, 'What is your supreme desire?' And it was pretty uniform: They want to go back home," Carson told ABC's "This Week" on Sunday. "I was a little bit surprised with the answer, because it wasn't what we're hearing a lot. We're hearing that they all want to come here to the United States. And that's not what they want. They want to go back home."
Carson, who has spoken out against allowing more Syrian refugees to come to the U.S., said that Jordan is doing a great job of hosting 1.4 million refugees, but needs more of the world's support. more >>