Melissa Barnhart

CP Reporter

Combating ISIS and Completing the US Mission in Iraq

One day after the Obama administration confirmed that American aid worker Kayla Mueller was killed by Islamic State terrorists, the president asked Congress to authorize additional war powers in an attempt to defeat ISIS. To better understand the U.S.'s mission in Iraq and the plight of Christians in the floundering country that's fighting for its survival, CP spoke to Joseph Ghougassian, a former ambassador to Qatar, who was also a special envoy in Iraq and Afghanistan, about whether Iraq is a lost cause or if the U.S. still has a chance to help save the country from absolute destruction.

March for Life: 42 Years After Roe v. Wade, Half of Americans Say Abortion Is Morally Wrong

Hundreds of thousands of pro-life advocates are in Washington Thursday to peacefully protest against the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade 42 years ago that made abortion legal in the United States. This year, as protesters walk along Constitution Avenue in the 42nd annual March for Life rally, members of the House had plannend to be voting on a bill that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, but due to objections among some Republican members to a rape reporting provision in the bill that vote has been delayed.

Islamophobia? Americans Voice Their Freedom of Speech, Descend on 'Stand With the Prophet' in Texas to Protest Shariah Law, ISIS

Protesters holding signs against Shariah Law and the Islamic State shouted "go back home" toward Muslims as their cars crept past to enter the "Stand with the prophet against hate and terror" event to "challenge growing Islamophobia in American society," which was held less than two weeks after Parisians' lives were rattled by terrorist attacks committed by radical Islamic jihadists that left 17 people dead.

Harvest America: All Roads Lead to God But Only One Road Leads to Heaven, Through Jesus Christ

Pastor Greg Laurie shared his powerful Gospel message on God's grace and salvation through Jesus Christ with an overflow crowd of 19,000 at Dallas' American Airlines Center and Victory Park Sunday for his first Harvest America in the Lone Star State. Along with the overcapacity crowd, a total of 3,900 host venues throughout the country (1,200 of them churches), watched the livestream event.