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Former ISIS fighters finding Christ in Syria

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The recent announcement that the United States would withdraw its small contingent of just 2,000 troops from Syria has some Christians worried while others see room for optimism. As the civil war ...

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The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad and the Russian invasion of Kansas

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History is full of misnamed entities that are like a little puzzle, where a small incident in one area directly fits into another incident. And so it is with the Atchison, Topeka ...

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Bleeding Kansas Series returns to Constitution Hall

Dramatic interpretations and talks about the violent territorial and civil war history of Kansas, 1854-1865, will highlight the 2019 annual Bleeding Kansas series, which begins January 27. The programs are held at ...

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So what, or who, is a ‘Jayhawk’?

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The term Jayhawk or Jayhawker has many connotations beyond being the mythical bird mascot of the University of Kansas. The term may have been adopted as far back as the Revolutionary War. ...

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Syrian Christians share tragic stories

We rarely see the images of Christian suffering around the world on the evening news. That’s why, when Syrian Christian refugees share their personal experiences, we should all pay attention and hear ...

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Ukrainian Orthodox church split with Russia could turn violent

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KIEV, Ukraine  — The rough-looking young men brought clubs and brass knuckles to the Pechersk Monastery in Kiev , one of Orthodox Christianity’s most important pilgrimage sites, apparently seeking to disrupt worship. Police spread-eagled ...

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Church sued after it removes ‘colored’ from its name

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St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Missouri City has been damaged by fire, decades of disrepair, and a dwindling congregation, but faith remains strong here. “I know God’s on our side,” said ...

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Historic church moved across town to preserve history

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A church believed to be the first African Methodist Episcopal Church located north of the Missouri River post-Civil War moved across the northern Missouri town of Chillicothe on Tuesday. The Bethel AME ...

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Israel urges Russia to protect Muslims from Syrian army

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JERUSALEM, Israel – For the first time in seven years, Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar Assad have completely ousted ISIS fighters from the Syrian border along Israel’s Golan Heights, according to ...

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Pastor released as church interpreter is murdered

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A prominent pastor who was kidnapped by paramilitaries in the Nicaraguan city of Leon has been released. Pastor Roberto Carlos Figueroa was kidnapped June 30 after he filed a defamation complaint with the Nicaraguan ...

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Lessons of Gettysburg resonate today

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With the focus on Independence Day celebrations this week, one of the most important moments in American history often goes unnoticed and even forgotten. Today marks the anniversary of the beginning three-day ...

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Rare mosaic of St. Andrew returned to its Cyprus home

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A rare 6th century mosaic depicting the St. Andrew that was taken from a looted church in Cyprus’ breakaway north has been returned after four decades, the head of the island nation’s ...

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‘The Middle’ actress Patricia Heaton serves Sudanese kids

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Actresses Patricia Heaton and Jen Ray have found themselves in the middle of a central African conflict, serving refugees whose lives have been torn apart by civil war. The stars of the ...

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Syrian death toll climbs, many seek help in Israel

JERUSALEM, Israel – Aerial and artillery bombardment by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces thisweek have killed more than 150 people and injured some 390, including children, the BBC quoted the Syrian Observatory ...

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