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The Defining Issue of the 2012 Presidential Race?

Observers consider what Christians should prioritize in the upcoming election.

Be Not Afraid

Facing fear with faith.

Christian Leaders: Politicians’ Affairs Are a Matter of Public Interest

Despite statements from Herman Cain’s lawyer that a person’s sexual life should not be questioned, Christian leaders contend that discerning voters do have an interest in and a right to know whether or not public officials are keeping their marriage vows.

Sheriff Targeted by Atheist Organization for Putting Religious Ad in Newspaper

A sheriff in Onslow County, N.C. is taking heat from a national atheist organization after he purchased an advertisement in the local newspaper declaring that “the Truth of God” is greater than the opinions of those who hold doctoral degrees.

‘Live Nativity Scene’ to Be Displayed at Supreme Court, Capitol Building

A live nativity scene will be displayed in front of the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday to not only proclaim the powerful message of the Gospel but also celebrate religious freedom, countering the hostility toward public expressions of faith.

Lawsuit Against Va. County Ten Commandments Display Moves Forward

A lawsuit against a Virginia County school system over a display that includes a Decalogue is set to go forth after a failed effort by the school system to get the case dismissed.

Wis. Islamic School to Continue Using Presbyterian Church

A Wisconsin-based Islamic elementary school has been given approval to continue to use a Presbyterian church until the end of the current academic year. Madinah Academy of Madison, Wis., has been using the facility of Westminster Presbyterian Church

Political Correctness Keeping Researchers From Making Abortion, Breast Cancer Link?

The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer drew attention to a new study on Monday which revealed that women who had an abortion are approximately three times more likely to develop breast cancer than those who did not.

Christian Mural at Va. High School Under Investigation by ACLU

A Christian mural painted on a wall inside a Virginia high school is currently under investigation by the ACLU, who questions the legality of the painting because of its location.

Christian Fair Trade Group Gives the Poor a Fighting Chance

A faith-based trade organization believes that consumers can save the developing world with their spending habits this Christmas season. Nathan George said that the concept of “fair trade” is the cornerstone of Trade as One’s business model. Fair trade finds skilled workers in the developing world and pairs them with steady employment and access to […]

Image of Jesus Christ Appears in Wet Paper Towel?

A British man was shocked during a recent visit to a health clinic when he claims to have seen the image of Jesus appear on a paper towel that was used to dry his feet.

Where Did Gingrich’s Ideas on Immigration Come From?

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has been defending his position on immigration recently after saying he supports a program that would provide legal status to some undocumented workers in the United States. His ideas are based upon the “Red Card Solution,” a white paper authored by Helen Kreibal for the Kreibal Foundation.

At Least 45 More Christians Killed in Nigeria

We have tragic news coming from our friends at Compass Direct concerning the slaughter of at least 45 more Christians in Northern Nigeria.  Please add Christians in Nigeria to your prayer list and pray for them often.  Pray for God's comfort as they grieve and for boldness to continue to stand strong in their faith. […]

Iran Declares House Churches a Threat.

Iran (MNN) ― It seems that Iran's government is finally taking off the gloves. According to a report from Iranian Christian News Agency, Mohabat News,  the Minister of Intelligence of Iran announced that house churches are a threat to youth. Along with that comes an effort to  fight the growth of the house church movement […]

We Need 25 More Letters to Pastor Irani to Reach 1000 – Will You Write A Letter Today?

Tomorrow is the last day of November and we were hoping that we would have 1000 letters of support written to Pastor Irani by the end of the month.  We are so close to reaching our goal.  Last week we started with 894 letters that had already been written.  Today we're at 975 letters which […]

Nepal: Powerful Bomb Discovered Outside Protestant Church

11/28/2011 Nepal (Eurasia Review) – Security forces have defused a “powerful” bomb packed inside a sack and placed at the entrance of a Protestant church in central Kathmandu. The bomb, which was in a cloth bag and stuffed in a white plastic sack, was discovered yesterday outside the Navajiwan Church, which belongs to the Assemblies […]

Burma: CSW Urges Clinton To Highlight Human Rights Violations In Burma

11/25/2011 Burma (CSW) – Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has today written to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, welcoming her forthcoming visit to Burma and requesting her to use the opportunity to “urge the regime to stop attacking ethnic people, declare a nationwide ceasefire, release all political prisoners, and engage in a meaningful process of […]

NASA Employee Fired For Views On Intelligent Design Gains Support

11/26/2011 United States (Christian Post) – The Discovery Institute is asking supporters to contact NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab to stop discriminating against proponents of intelligent design. The appeal on Friday comes in the wake of a discrimination lawsuit, filed by longtime employee David Coppedge who was demoted and then fired after sharing pro-intelligent design videos […]

Hindu Extremists Fail To Stop Massive Christian Prayer Meeting

11/29/2011 India (UCANews) – More than 30,000 Christians have taken part in a huge prayer meeting in Hubli, Karnataka despite efforts by pro-Hindu groups to disrupt the gathering.  Hindu extremists blocked roads, burned tires and pelted vehicles with stones on the first two days of the three-day event to discourage people from attending, but failed.  […]

At Least 45 Christians Killed In Plateau State, Nigeria

11/28/2011 Nigeria (Compass Direct News) – Fulani Muslim herdsmen along with Muslim soldiers have killed at least 45 ethnic Berom Christians in Plateau state in the past week, Christians in this northern-central Nigerian town said.  Smaller attacks beginning on Nov. 20, reportedly over allegations by Fulani Muslims of cattle theft, preceded an attack on a […]

Turkey: Attacks on missionaries continue, journalist says

Set against the backdrop of a 2007 massacre in which three Christians were murdered, a new book examines attacks against missionaries and churches in Turkey. ICC Note: “After years of trials, investigations, media reports and countless allegations, a case into the notorious torture and murder of three missionaries in Malatya has yet to reach any […]

Egypt: Nervous Christians vote with an eye to the future

ICC Note: “In the gritty Egyptian port city of Alexandria, thousands of Christians cast their votes yesterday, anxious about what democracy will mean for their minority community,” The Gulf Times reports. 11/29/2011 Egypt (Gulf Times) – In the gritty Egyptian port city of Alexandria, thousands of Christians cast their votes yesterday, anxious about what democracy […]

Tunisia’s new premier faces Islamist test

Hamadi Jebali,the Arab Spring’s first elected leader, copes with radical Islamist rhetoric from his Ennahda Party. ICC Note: Recent statements by leaders of the popular Ennahda Party in Tunisia have raised the question, “Can Islamist political parties respect democratic institutions and human rights?” By David Rosenberg 11/22/2011 Tunisia (The Media Line) – All eyes will […]

Iran: Intelligence Minister declares house churches a threat for youth

ICC Note: “Heydar Moslehi, Minister of Intelligence of Iran, announced that house churches are a threat to youth and acknowledged a new series of efforts to fight the growth of the house church movement in Iran,” Mohabat News reports. 11/28/2011 Iran (Mohabat News) – Heydar Moslehi, Minister of Intelligence of Iran announced that house churches […]

Iceland recognizes Palestinian state

Iceland’s parliament voted to recognize an independent state of Palestine.

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