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More Than 20 Nigerian Christians Drown in River Attempting to Escape Fulani Attackers

By World Watch Monitor (World Watch Monitor) — A pastor was one of at least 27 people who lost their lives following fresh attacks carried out by Fulani militants on five predominantly Christian communities in northeast Nigeria in recent days. Many of them drowned as they attempted to escape via the local river. Various sources contacted by World Watch Monitor confirmed that the… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Court Strikes Down Hawaii Law Requiring Pregnancy Centers to Post Info About Govt. Contraception, Abortion Programs

By Heather Clark HONOLULU, Hawaii — A federal judge appointed to the bench by then-President Barack Obama has struck down a law requiring pro-life pregnancy centers in Hawaii to post information about government contraception and abortion programs, simply pointing to a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that invalidated a similar statute. “In light of the United States Supreme… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Episcopal Diocese Hosts ‘Climate Action’ Multi-Faith Service, Procession With Circus ‘Tree Stilt Walkers’

By Heather Clark  SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — The Episcopal Diocese of California recently held a multi-faith service in collaboration with the “Global Climate Action Summit,” beginning with a procession that included circus stilt men adorned with leaves. According to reports, the event was held at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco on Sept. 12 and featured music, dancing, art,… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Student Prayer No Longer Allowed Over Loudspeaker Before Football Games in Alabama School District

By Editor  BLOUNT COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — Student or volunteer led prayer will no longer be allowed over the intercom before high school football games in the Blount County School District. According to superintendent Rodney Green, the district made the decision after a complaint from an organization based outside of the community. After discussing options with… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Female ‘Bishop’ Claims Church of England Should Avoid Only Calling God ‘He’

By Editor Photo Credit: You Tube screenshot/Diocese of Gloucester (The Telegraph) — The Church of England should avoid only calling God “he,” a bishop has said, as a survey found that young Christians think God is male. Research by YouGov found that almost half of 18-24 year-old Christians believed God to be male, with just one in three over-65s believing the… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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271 Indian Christians Facing ‘Unfounded’ Criminal Charges, Including Converting Hindus Through ‘Spreading Lies’ About Hinduism

By World Watch Monitor (World Watch Monitor) — Two hundred and seventy-one Christians in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have been charged with a range of crimes including attempting to convert Hindus through the use of drugs and by spreading lies about Hinduism. Of the 271, just three were named – pastors Durga Prasad Yadav, Kirit Rai and Jitendra Ram – in the charges… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Kenyan Worship Leader One of Two Killed for Failing to Recite Islamic Prayer of Faith

By World Watch Monitor (World Watch Monitor) — Two people were killed for failing to recite the Islamic statement of faith when militants, believed to belong to the Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab, attacked their bus in eastern Kenya on Friday. Seven men stopped the bus while it was on its way to Garissa, between the towns of Iljara and Sangailu, and ordered passengers to show their… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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China Forbids Children From Churches as Religious Rights Diminish

By Editor Photo Credit: Mark Forman (Open Doors USA) — Since introducing new religious regulations in February to align “religion with Chinese characteristics,” Chinese President Xi Jinping and his regime continue to tighten their grip on religious rights in the name of unification of the country. According to the new regulations, religious leaders must “conduct… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Mobilizing the Gospel Among Nomads in Kenya

By Editor Photo Credit: Mission Network News/World Mission Kenya (Mission Network News) — The Rendille people in Kenya are historically an animist, nomadic people group. The people group of about 75,000 live off the land in northern Kenya and their animals. “They worship the earth, and the animals, and their ancestors,” World Mission’s Greg Kelley… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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School Board Decides to Fight Lawsuit After Initially Ordering Students to Paint Over Christian Logo on Football Field

By Heather Clark SHREVEPORT, La. — A school board in Louisiana has unanimously voted to fight a lawsuit filed by Americans United for Separation of Church and State after it initially instructed the field crew to paint over a paid advertisement painted on the Benton High School football field that includes a Scripture citation and a cross. Americans United had filed suit against… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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New Mexico Late-Term Abortion Facility Sued After Mother Dies Along With Her Baby

By Heather Clark ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A New Mexico abortion facility that offers abortions throughout all three trimesters has been sued by the family of a woman who obtained a late-term abortion last year and died two days later from an infection and sepsis. According to the legal challenge, Keisha Atkins, 23, had been referred by the University of New Mexico Hospital to… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Closure of Large Church in Beijing Deepens Shadow on Religious Freedom in China

By Heather Clark (Morning Star News) – The growing crack-down on unofficial churches in China deepened on Sunday (Sept. 9) when authorities closed one of the largest churches in Beijing, according to reports. The Beijing Chaoyang District Civil Affairs Bureau informed Zion Church that it was “legally banned” for organizing events without registering as an official Three-Self… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Appeals Court Reluctantly Upholds Ruling Ordering Removal of Florida Cross, Calls for Own Decision to Be Overturned

By Heather Clark Photo Credit: Freedom From Religion Foundation PENSACOLA, Fla. — A panel with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling ordering the removal of a cross from a public park in Florida, stating that they were “bound by existing circuit precedent.” Two of the three judges uncomfortable with the result—in light of early American history and the… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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After Chinese Officials Shut Down Chengdu House Church, Members Take the Gospel to the Streets

By Heather Clark CHENGDU, China — Members of a house church in China recently took the gospel to the streets after the government shut down their unregistered church, video footage reveals. A video shared on Sunday by Christopher Gregory of the organization China Missions shows Christians gathering in the public park to sing, preach and pray. Sometimes they walk the sidewalks,… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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‘God Showed Them They Could Be Washed and Cleansed’: African Orphans Thrive in Christ Despite Traumatic Past

By Heather Clark East Africa (Mission Network News) — Reports released this week detail the rescue of 85 minors from forced labor in Sudan. According to authorities, the minors came from several African nations: Chad, Eritrea, Niger, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan. Human trafficking poses a major threat to Africa’s 52 million orphans. With no adult… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Judge Strikes Down Texas Law Requiring Burial, Cremation of Aborted Babies as ‘Burden’ on ‘Right’ to Abortion

By Heather Clark AUSTIN, Texas — A Hawaiian federal judge that was asked in 2013 to assist with the caseload in Texas by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has struck down a Texas law that would require preborn babies killed at abortion facilities to be buried or cremated instead of being discarded as medical waste. Referring to the murdered unborn as only “potential… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Canadian Group to Indoctrinate Children on ‘Gender Identity’ With Videos Featuring Girl Puppet Who Identifies as Boy

By Heather Clark A Canadian group has released several short videos for teachers and parents featuring a girl puppet who identifies as a boy, as well as “social and emotional guides,” in an effort to “help children with the process of identity affirmation.” The Jasmin Roy Sophie Desmarais Foundation, which focuses on providing resources to address bullying and discrimination in… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Judge Thwarts South Carolina Governor’s Order Ending Medicaid Funding to Planned Parenthood

By Heather Clark COLUMBIA, S.C. — A federal judge appointed to the bench by then-President Barack Obama has issued a preliminary injunction thwarting an order from the governor of South Carolina that directed the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DDHS) to deem abortion facilities as being “unqualified to provide family planning services” and to cancel their… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Christian Girl Attacked for Refusing to Marry Muslim, Convert to Islam

By Editor Photo Credit: Furquanlw/Wikipedia (Evangelical Focus) — A 18-year-old Christian girl from Karachi, Pakistan, almost died when her Muslim friend tried to kill her, because she refused to marry him and convert to Islam. Binish Paul, a high school student, was being stalked by a Muslim man who was her friend, and when she said no to his petition, he got angry… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Nigerian Pastor, Three Sons Burned Alive Among at Least 20 Killed in Latest Plateau Massacre

By World Watch Monitor Photo Credit: World Watch Monitor (World Watch Monitor) — A spate of attacks, in which at least 20 were killed in Nigeria’s central Plateau State over the last week of August, has shattered peace efforts by religious and political leaders in its capital, Jos. … On Aug. 28, communities including a mining site at Wereh village (Ropp District), Abonong,… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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