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Global religious liberty still languishes

Religious liberty

WASHINGTON — Religious liberty conditions failed to improve on the world stage in a year marked by barbarous campaigns of extremist groups in some regions, a United States watchdog panel said Thursday (April 30) in its annual report. The U.S. …

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Swingers club or ‘church’: Who gets to decide?

Swingers club

MADISON, Tenn. — Goodpasture Christian School sits on a sprawling, bucolic campus seven miles north of downtown Nashville, where 900 students ready themselves for adult lives of college, career and loving the Lord. Right next door sits the United Fellowship …

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293-plus females rescued from Boko Haram

Boko Haram

BORNO, Nigeria — The Nigerian military rescued a second set of female captives April 29 from the Sambisa Forest stronghold of Boko Haram in northeastern Borno state, just one day after securing more than 200 girls and 93 women from …

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God, state constitutions, and your kids


God, natural rights, religious freedom — all great topics, but NOT for public school classrooms, right? Wrong. You can talk about these things in public schools. Here’s a thought: nearly everyone in America lives in a state that officially acknowledges …

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Riots about more than Freddie Gray’s death


BALTIMORE — As Baltimore experiences the first calm after the April 25 funeral of an unarmed black man who died of injuries sustained when police arrested him, local pastor Ryan Palmer recalls the moment he first understood the heart of …

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Clinton, Paul talk abortion on 2016 campaign trail

Presidential campaign 2016

With abortion emerging as an issue in the 2016 presidential campaign, a Florida pastor involved in pro-life ministries is urging believers to vote for pro-life candidates while not pinning their ultimate hope for protecting unborn children on either major political …

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Wait for ruling puts focus on Kennedy

Justice Kennedy

WASHINGTON — The wait for what could be a legal transformation of the institution of marriage by the U.S. Supreme Court began at 12:29 p.m. EDT Tuesday (April 28) when oral arguments ended in a case concerning gay marriage. Oral …

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Pastors join healing efforts in Baltimore


BALTIMORE — Joel Kurz watched in disbelief as the Baltimore neighborhood where he has pastored since 2008 erupted in violence and flames Monday night (April 27). “The CVS Pharmacy that was looted and set on fire is the place where …

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U.S. missionary in Nepal: ‘The needs are staggering’


Eight million people have been impacted by Saturday’s deadly earthquake in Nepal. The United Nations reports the death toll has reached 4,400. Across central Nepal, hundreds of thousands of people are living in the open without clean water and sanitation.  …

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