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Vatican’s Interreligious Dialogue Council’s Diwali Message to Hindus Urges All to ‘Join Hands’ With Other Religions to Care for Vulnerable

By Heather Clark Photo Credit: Amila Tennakoon/Wikipedia ROME — The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue recently sent greetings and “prayerful good wishes” to Hindus for Diwali, a festival in which adherents pray to various gods and goddesses to seek a blessing of prosperity and wisdom for the new year. The council sought to use the occasion as a time to speak of… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Vatican Interreligious Dialogue Council Sends ‘Prayerful Good Wishes’ to Hindus for Pagan Festival Diwali

By Heather Clark Photo Credit: Amila Tennakoon/Wikipedia ROME — The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue recently sent greetings and “prayerful good wishes” to Hindus for Diwali, a festival in which adherents pray to various pagan gods and goddesses to seek a blessing of prosperity and wisdom for the new year. The council sought to use the occasion as a time to… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Tribal Leaders Join Hands With Hindu Extremists to Persecute Christians in Jharkhand, India

By Morning Star News HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Five families in eastern India were at a worship service last month when they received a phone call telling them to return to their homes immediately. The Christians rushed nearly four miles from their church in Lisiya village to their homes in Durula, West Singhbhum District in Jharkhand state, where they found the… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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UC Davis Researchers: Archaeologists Can Determine Biological Sex of Human Remains From Proteins in a Single Tooth

By Heather Clark Photo Credit: Jelmer Eerkens DAVIS, Calif. — A report from the University of California’s Davis campus outlines the discovery that the biological sex of human remains unearthed during archaeological digs can be determined from a protein study of a single tooth. “Estimating the sex of human remains is important for archaeologists who want to understand… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Ohio House of Representatives Again Advances Bill Banning Abortion When Heartbeat Detected

By Heather Clark COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio House of Representatives voted on Thursday in favor of a bill that would ban abortion when a heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks gestation. The measure passed the legislature two years ago, but was vetoed by Republican Gov. John Kasich. “This bill basically says if there is a heartbeat, you cannot abort. If there is a… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Hindu Brahmins Force Church in Nepal to Shut Down

By Morning Star News (Morning Star News) – High-caste Hindus who have been harassing a church in Nepal forced it to shut down last week, sources said. For two months Brahmins, the highest caste from which Hindu priests and teachers are drawn, in western Nepal’s Palpa District had disrupted worship of the Pakhluwa Eternal Life Church in Palpa each week and accused pastor Tufani… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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University Denies Registration to Christian Apologetics Group for Requiring its Leaders to Be Christians

By Heather Clark Photo Credit: Jeff Foster/Wikipedia COLORADO SPRINGS, Co. — A Christian apologetics group at the University of Colorado has filed a federal lawsuit against the institution after officials rejected the group’s application for registration because it requires its leaders to be Christians. According to the lawsuit, the Colorado Springs chapter of Ratio Christi… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Drone Footage Shows Destruction of Paradise, California as Death Toll From Fire Rises to Over 50

By Heather Clark  PARADISE, Calif. — Drone footage has provided a glimpse into the heartbreaking destruction of the town of Paradise, California, which was consumed last week as the Northern California “Camp Fire” tore through Butte County, and continues to rage to this day. The death toll is now at 56, with more than 100 missing. The footage shows street after street of… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Welsh Government Ignores 98 Percent of Public to Offer Free Abortions to Northern Ireland Mothers

By Editor (The Christian Institute) — The Welsh government has announced that it will offer free abortions to women from Northern Ireland through the NHS, despite overwhelming public opposition. This decision follows a consultation in which just 14 people supported the proposal. Welsh Health Secretary Vaughan Gething said women from Northern Ireland, in Wales, should be… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Freedom From Religion Foundation Sues Wisconsin Attorney General for Limiting Chaplaincy Program to Clergy

By Heather Clark MADISON, Wisc. — The two atheist leaders of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) have filed a lawsuit against the attorney general of Wisconsin to challenge the creation of a chaplaincy program for employees at the state Department of Justice (DOJ). The organization is dissatisfied that the chaplaincy is limited to clergy members and not also secular mental… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Kyrgyz Christian Hospitalized After Beating While Attackers Go Free

By Editor (World Watch Monitor) — A young Protestant in Kyrgyzstan has been left with a fractured jaw after being attacked by three men, Forum 18 reports. Eldos Sattar uuly, 25, was attacked in his uncle’s house in the village of Tamchi, in the north-eastern Issyk-Kul region. A villager told Forum 18 that Sattar uuly had been threatened before by a group of young men,… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Chinese Church Experiences Multiple Raids

By Editor FUZHOU, Fujian (China Aid) — A church in the capital of China’s southeastern Fujian province has been harassed relentlessly by authorities over the past few months. Yongfu Church, located in Fuzhou, has been raided eight times in the past two months. When the church refused to make modifications to their building in order to fit the Communist Party’s agenda,… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Trump Hosts Ceremonial Lighting at White House Celebrating Diwali, the Hindu ‘Festival of Lights’

By Heather Clark WASHINGTON — In continuing a tradition that was reportedly started by President George W. Bush and continued by Barack Obama, President Trump hosted a ceremonial lighting at the White House on Tuesday in recognition of the Hindu Festival of Lights known as Diwali. “I’m thrilled to be here for the celebration of Diwali,” he said, reading from prepared remarks…. …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Christians Tell of Survival and Loss From the Mandera, Kenya Stoning Attack

By Editor (International Christian Concern) – Religious discrimination and animosity are soaring drastically in northeastern Kenya. This is evidenced by the September 13 stoning of non-local Christians in Elwak town, Mandera, which was also retaliation against police for killing three suspected al-Shabaab militants. Violent Muslim residents, led by community elders and… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Study Announces Discovery of New Species of Crocodile, But Speciation Is Not Evolution, Says Christian Geneticist

By Heather Clark Cataphractus — Photo Credit: Thesupermat/Wikipedia A study published by Zootaxa recently outlined the discovery of a new species of crocodile, estimating that the creature arrived on the scene eight million years ago due to volcanic activity in Central Africa. However, a molecular geneticist with Answers in Genesis (AIG) tells Christian News Network that the… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Berkeley Student Senator Faces Pressure to Resign After Standing for Biblical View of Gender

By Heather Clark BERKELEY, Calif. — A student senator at the University of California at Berkeley is facing pressure to resign as she abstained from voting on a resolution that expressed opposition to an alleged plan by the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to legally define sex under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 as being one’s biological sex at… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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‘I Miss Being Debbie’: Woman Who Sought to Live as Man Due to Rape Trauma Expresses ‘Sex Change’ Regret

By Editor Photo Credit: Tom Wren/SWNS.com (The Christian Institute) — A woman who has lived for fifteen years as though she was a man has now said she regrets ever having surgery to “change sex.” As a teenage girl, Debbie Karemer, was raped multiple times by her father. This horrendous childhood experience stayed with her, and experts have told her it brought on… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Man Wearing ‘I Love Jesus’ Hat Vandalizes Virginia Church, Rips Pages Out of Bibles

By Heather Clark CHESTERFIELD, Va. — Police in Virginia are looking for a man who vandalized a Chesterfield church last Tuesday night while wearing a hat that reportedly read “I Jesus.” Surveillance footage shows the man entering Ironbridge Church just after 11:30 p.m. on Election Day after the location had been closed for polling, and upon finding a basket of Bibles, tearing… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Atheist United Church of Canada ‘Minister’ to Keep Job After Agreement Reached Before Trial

By Heather Clark TORONTO — An apostate minister with the United Church of Canada who identifies as an atheist will not be defrocked after an agreement was reached just before she was to be put on trial over her rejection of biblical orthodoxy. While the details of the settlement have not been made public, the United Church of Canada released a brief statement on Wednesday simply… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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DRC Health Ministry Says Ebola Outbreak Is Worst in Congo’s History

By Editor KINSHASA (Reuters) — The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the most severe in the country’s history with 319 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said late Friday. The hemorrhagic fever is believed to have killed 198 people in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, where attacks by armed groups and community resistance to… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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