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A lack of compassion in India

child in India

‘World’s largest democracy’ clamps down on Christians. On January 13th, Compassion International told the sponsors of 130,000 Indian children that, barring an unlikely turn of events, it would cease operations in India in mid-March. The announcement came a year after …

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One-third of Colorado hospitals opt out of assisted suicide

hospital

Nearly one-third of Colorado hospitals say they will not allow doctors at their facilities to kill patients under the state’s new physician-assisted suicide law. Recently, two of the state’s largest hospital systems, both faith-based, released statements saying they plan to …

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A tsunami of pro-life bills flood state legislatures

Virginia State Capitol

Pro-life leaders say a nationwide surge in optimism is driving the wave of pro-life bills already introduced in the first few weeks of this year’s state legislative sessions. The nearly 50 new bills include bans on dismemberment abortions and any …

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‘Gray divorce’ named among seniors raises challenges

senior couple

Increasing rates of divorce and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among some populations over 50 could raise challenges for pastors ministering to senior adults in the coming years. In December, England’s chief medical officer Sally Davies reported a 38 percent increase …

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Super Bowl unlikely to disrupt most churches

Super Bowl 2017

For churches with Sunday night activities, most pastors say it’s still “game on” at church despite the Super Bowl matchup between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Feb. 5. According to a new study from Nashville-based LifeWay …

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First baby girl born with three parents

embryo

The use of the controversial procedure continues despite medical risks and ethical concerns. In early January, a mother in Ukraine gave birth to a baby girl with DNA from three parents—two women and one man. She is the second baby …

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March for Life celebrates Trump’s pro-life promises

March for Life

WASHINGTON — A week after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, throngs of pro-life marchers gathered near the White House to applaud his administration’s actions and his plans to support their cause. And they cheered top officials of the new …

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