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Most US voters oppose body mutilating sex-change surgeries for kids but too afraid speak up: poll
Although most Americans oppose allowing surgeons to perform sex-change operations on children and teenagers suffering from gender dysphoria and teaching young children about sexual orientation and gender identity in schools, many are afraid to publicly share their opinions on such hot-button issues due to fear of retribution.
Prayer walking can revitalize a church. Do you believe that?
The problem is not enough churches are emphasizing this spiritual discipline. Those that do are seeing powerful results.
Evangelical families in Mexico lose access to water, services for refusing to deny their faith
Two evangelical families in central Mexico have been threatened with being cut off from essential services or expelled from the community if they continue to refuse to deny their faith and pay a fine illegally levied against them, according to a report.
Rural Zimbabwean Girl Achieves University Dream
Gracsious grew up in rural Zimbabwe with little chance of an education. But with Plan's help, she is now studying for a master's degree in development studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Christian woman tied to a tree, beaten by village leaders in Mexico
A Christian woman who suffered severe internal injuries after being tied to a tree and beaten by traditionalist Catholic elders in her village in Mexico’s Hidalgo State is now hospitalized in critical condition. Police have made no arrests, according to a report.
Decline in church attendance drove deaths of despair among middle-aged white population: study
Deaths by drugs, alcohol and suicide, known as “deaths of despair,” dramatically increased among middle-aged white Americans in the late 20th century due to lower participation in organized religion that was preceded by a repeal of blue laws that prohibited commercial activities on Sunday, a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research shows.
Pastor tortured, killed in Laos for spreading Gospel was a father of 8
The body of a pastor with an officially recognized church in Laos was found last month with signs that he was tortured and killed for his faith, area sources said.
'Traditionalist Catholics' destroy homes of 5 Mexican evangelical families
Two families from Mexico’s Tzotzil tribe destroyed the houses of five evangelical Christians on Sunday in the Mitzitón community of southern Mexico, near the city of San Cristóbal de las Casas.
Pennsylvania's Democratic gubernatorial nominee supports school choice proposal
Pennsylvania Democratic gubernatorial nominee and the state's current Attorney General Josh Shapiro has expressed support for at least some private school choice options for students in failing schools, drawing cautious optimism of national school choice advocates.
‘No child should be trapped in poverty’: Sarah Huckabee Sanders defends school vouchers, CRT ban
During a recent interview, Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended her executive order that bans critical race theory, as well as her plans to reform education in the state through school vouchers.
Some pastors fear their churches won't survive the pandemic: report
Finances and moving church online are just some of the areas that have added to the stresses of being a pastor during the pandemic, a new report has found.
So. Baptists denounce prosperity gospel as ‘false teaching’ in resolution at annual meeting
Southern Baptists adopted a resolution Tuesday rejecting the prosperity gospel, calling it false teaching and distortion of Scripture, particularly regarding Jesus Christ’s atoning work on the cross.
Baptist pastor’s son killed, wife and 3 others abducted
Gunmen suspected to be bandits killed the son of a village pastor and abducted his wife, along with three others, in an attack in Nigeria’s Kaduna State on Friday. The Nigerian government continues to be criticized for its inability to curb the rising spate of killings in the region.
China's Communist Party: A brief history
Since it came to power in 1949, the Chinese Communist Party has been a source of controversy regarding its policies, both foreign and domestic. Despite experiencing much backlash at home and abroad, the party maintains a firm grip on the nation.
Salman Rushdie, free speech, Islamic extremism and Chautauqua
Our government and our society must make it unmistakably clear we will not tolerate the kind of violence that was perpetrated against Salman Rushdie. And we will not tolerate those who advocate or reward it, here or overseas.
India's wealthy, middle classes need to do some soul searching about COVID surge
But the death of a collective social conscience in the middle class is destroying India, not only in its healthcare but in multiple areas of social cohesion.
When bad people feel safe
These individuals require the constant attention of our justice system and all of us must stay vigilant in keeping them fearful of committing crimes or they will quickly regroup and do more evil. As Gandalf said to Frodo in Lord of the Rings: “Always after a defeat and a respite, the Shadow takes another shape and grows again.”
The whole (student) Body of Christ: Why community colleges are a vital mission field
By God’s grace, that repentance has produced a growing and vibrant outreach to community colleges in our movement over the last 20 years. Even more, it’s given us a deepened sense of why reaching these campuses is essential for strengthening the whole body of Christ.
Indonesia: Village official threatens Christians at Sunday service, demands they stop worshiping
A local village official in Indonesia stopped a church service on Sunday in what became a mob intrusion, sources said.
Persecuted Christians in South Asia celebrate New Testament translation in hostile territory
An international organization is sowing the seeds of the Gospel in dangerous parts of the world by helping train local Bible translators to present God's Word to remote rural villages.