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Islamic jihad, in many forms, ‘gaining ground’

Muslim Rebel

Many in western democracies are blind to radical Islam’s threat to their security and cultural values, speakers said at a day-long discussion of Islam during the National Religious Broadcasters International Christian Media Convention. “The majority of Muslims are peaceful and …

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Southern Baptists try to diversify churches — but will it work?

Erskin Anavitarte

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — How tough is it to create a racially diverse denomination? Consider a recent luncheon organized by the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. About 100 Nashville-area evangelical leaders accepted invitations to a lunch hosted by …

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Immigration ruling: ‘beyond mere enforcement’

immigration

A man climbs through one of the many holes in a fence along the border near Matamoros, Mexico, reflecting the problem of illegal immigration that President Bush addressed in a five-point proposal May 15 to reform U.S. policy. Photo by …

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What makes millennials stay in church

millenials

For millennials who grew up attending church, having a strong Christian faith and practice today is linked to the quality of their relationship with their parents. That’s a conclusion from a new online survey of young adults between the ages …

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More women are becoming more spiritually disconnected

Nadia Bulkin

Nadia Bulkin, 27, the daughter of a Muslim father and a Christian mother, spends “zero time” thinking about God. And she finds that among her friends — both guys and gals — many are just as spiritually disconnected. Surveys have long …

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Former Atlanta fire chief sues city, mayor

Kelvin Cochran

ATLANTA — “Americans are guaranteed the freedom to live without fear [of] being fired because of their beliefs and their thoughts,” said David Cortman, senior counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, explaining the lawsuit ADF filed on behalf of dismissed Atlanta …

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Court rules against florist for refusing gay wedding

Barronelle Stutzman

KENNEWICK, Wash. — The Alliance Defending Freedom will appeal a Washington state judge’s ruling against a 70-year-old Christian florist and grandmother who refused to provide flowers for a gay wedding. Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, Wash., violated …

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Family Christian Stores seeks bankruptcy protection

Family Christian Stores

Family Christian Stores, the largest Christian retail chain, filed for bankruptcy, seeking to restructure so it can keep its more than 260 stores open. Chuck Bengochea, president and CEO, said the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based company “took on too much debt” due …

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