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ICE Raids Divide American Christians

In the run up to what the Trump administration said would be widespread immigration enforcement raids Sunday, countless places of worship across the country declared themselves sanctuary spaces for immigrants. Those places of worship joined what experts have characterized as a growing movement of religious communities opening their doors to non-citizens in order to prevent family …

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1,700-year-old recently discovered Christian letter offers clues into how faithful lived centuries ago

FoxNews – Researchers unveiled a rare 1,700-year-old letter that they said sheds new light into how early Christian believers lived. The letter, which is at least 40 to 50 years older than all other known Christian documentary letters outside the Bible, is written by a man named “Arrianus.” It was addressed to his brother, “Paulus,” likely named after …

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While Iran, US Go Head-to-Head, Iranians Are Turning Their Hearts to Jesus

It may surprise you that the fastest growing church in the world is in Iran.  Yet that’s the assessment of those who have seen and heard the remarkable story of millions turning away from Shiite Islam and turning toward Jesus Christ.  The image Iran presents to the world is large demonstrations with shouts of ‘Death …

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The Number of Brits Who Identify as Christian Has Hit a Record Low

Relevant – The U.K.-based researcher agency The National Centre for Social Research has released the results of their 36th annual British Social Attitudes report, and it reveals just how dramatic changing values are in the country. (H/T Christian Post) Just 38% of those who responded now identify as a Christian. That’s the lowest number they’ve …

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Texas city takes down church’s ‘Jesus Welcomes You to Hawkins’ sign overnight

For four years, those who drove into a small town in Texas were greeted with a sign that said: “Jesus Welcomes You to Hawkins.” But overnight, after a lengthy court battle, the town abruptly took down the sign. City officials say it’s on public land and in the way of future development. The church that put …

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Atheist Group Forces Removal of Ten Commandments Plaque from Ohio Middle School

A Ten Commandments plaque dating back to the 1920’s has been removed from an Ohio middle school after complaints from an atheist organization. The plaque had been on display for 92 years at Welty Middle School in New Philadelphia until a concerned parent reportedly complained about it. The parent contacted the Freedom From Religion Foundation …

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VIDEO: 3 million evangelicals march in Brazil: ‘Our country belongs to Jesus’

Millions marched in the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil last week as part of one of the largest Christian gatherings in the world. The March for Jesus in Brazil organizers report there were three million attendees with more than 10 hours of praise and worship, led by 28 Brazillian gospel bands and singers, and dozens of evangelical pastors and leaders, Evangelical …

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Muslims in Turkey showing interest in Jesus amid Erdogan’s authoritarian crackdown, Andrew Brunson says

WASHINGTON — Evangelical missionary Andrew Brunson said Thursday that the authoritarian crackdown and struggling economy in Turkey are causing more Muslim Turks to show interest in the Bible at a time in which the “storm clouds” of Christian persecution seem to be forming.  Brunson, a North Carolina native who spent two decades planting churches in …

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Ethiopia mosque ban: ‘Our sacred city of Aksum must be protected’

For Ethiopia’s Orthodox Christians, the ancient city of Aksum is a sacred place, home to the Biblical Queen of Sheba and Ark of the Covenant. The ark is believed to contain the 10 commandments handed down to Moses by God, and is said to be under the guard of monks in the city. Some Muslim …

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Asia Bibi Has Won Her Battle, But Many More Christian Minorities Struggle For Justice In Pakistan

In recent years, the world observed how Asia Bibi, a Christian woman, fought for justice in Pakistan. She was accused of making blasphemous statements during an argument about drinking water from a well. She was acquitted last year after spending eight years on death row. Several months later, she has managed to leave Pakistan in …

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Hong Kong protesters embrace unexpected Christian anthem: ‘Sing Hallelujah to the Lord’

A hymn sung by Christian groups participating in the anti-extradition Hong Kong protests has caught on and become an unlikely anthem for the movement of millions in the streets. For the past week, “Sing Hallelujah to the Lord” has been heard almost non-stop at the main protest site in front of the city’s Legislative Council, and at marches …

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Two Painful Truths of America’s Religious Culture War

The fundamental, founding structure of our American nation is relatively simple. While the federal government should seek the common good, its first responsibility is to secure the liberty of its citizens. Conversely, while citizens should seek to influence their nation through government, their first responsibility is to exercise their liberty toward virtuous ends. This is …

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