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Christian population growing in Israel, report finds

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The Christian population in Israel is growing slightly, according to a report issued at the end of 2022. The report, released by the Central Bureau of Statistics. found that Israel’s Christian community grew by ...

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North Korea again leads world in persecution of Christians

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North Korea once again is the world’s worst persecutor of Christians,  according to the latest World Watch List report prepared by the religious persecution watchdog Open Doors US. The document, released annually since 1993, ...

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Travel warning issued for Cancun after attacks against Uber and passengers

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American tourists in Cancun, Mexico are being caught in the crosshairs of a violent turf war between Uber drivers and a competing taxi firm. A rash of attacks on passengers and their ...

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By wide margin, abortion was leading cause of death worldwide in 2022

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Abortion again was the leading cause of death worldwide in 2022, with the number of abortion deaths nearly four times those from infectious diseases. More than 44 million abortions were performed last ...

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South Africa, China, Russia to hold military exercises

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South Africa, once a stalwart ally of the West and democratic principles, is solidifying its position in the sphere of Russia and Communist China. It will hold joint military exercises with those ...

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Persecution of Christians around the world will surge in 2023

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The 2022 report from the Open Doors organization says “persecution of Christians has reached the highest levels” since it began accumulating data for its annual “World Watch List” three decades ago. Hostile ...

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ISIS bomb kills 14 in church service

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The atmosphere at the Pentecostal church in the city of Kasindi in eastern Congo was upbeat on Sunday as hundreds gathered for a series of baptisms. The congregation swelled beyond capacity, forcing organizers ...

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Awaking from 12 years in a “vegetative state,” man says “I was aware of everything”

Trapped in a body and unable to respond, Martin Pistorius awoke to tell shocked doctors and family he was aware of every minute, including unspeakable abuse while in his “vegetative state.” In ...

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Theodor Herzl remembered for role in bringing modern nation of Israel into existence

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As the nation of Israel commemorates its 75th anniversary this year, it remembers the vision of Theodor Herzl. The refined Jewish gentleman living in Europe saw a growing hatred of Jews in ...

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Canada to purchase missile defense system for Ukraine

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Canada will supply Ukraine with a new surface-to-air missile system to protect its cities and infrastructure. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau informed President Joe Biden of the purchase on the sidelines of the ...

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Ukrainian FCA staff stranded in Kansas City to head home

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As Russia ramps up its relentless bombing of Ukrainian cities and towns, 30 Ukrainians who have been stranded in Kansas City for 10 months are going home. They were in the United ...

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Christian organization raising funds for families of Egyptian martyrs to visit Israel

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Islamic militants murdered 21 Egyptian Christians on a beach in Libya in 2015. The gruesome video of the beheadings elicited outrage around the world. Now a Christian organization wants to fulfill the ...

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Pope Francis asks for prayers for predecessor’s failing health

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Pope Francis this week asked for prayers for his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. “I would like to ask all of you for a special prayer for Pope Emeritus Benedict, who, in ...

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Ukrainian protestant Christians being tortured, killed by Russia

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Russia is kidnapping and torturing Ukrainian protestant Christians much the way it persecuted believers under Soviet Communism. The charge is being made by a Christian persecution watchdog group that revealed an investigation ...

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Full transcript of Zelensky address to the American people and Congress

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President Volodymyr Zelensky an impassioned speech filled with gratitude toward the American people and urged Congress and the President to deliver the tools to defeat Russia. In the Dec. 21 address, delivered ...

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Germany acknowledges limits of green energy as it fires up coal plants

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Germany is realizing that going green is not a reliable economic plan in the face of an energy crisis. Europe’s largest economy is returning to the reliable stand-by of coal and ditching ...

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Christmas tourism is up around Bethlehem but Arab Christians are leaving

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Much to the relief of tourism officials, Christians are returning to holy sites this year after the pandemic ended. While Christmas won’t be a record year like 2019, the numbers are strong ...

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Soccer-player-turned pastor using digital media to reach thousands for Christ during World Cup

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A former professional soccer player is using the internet to reach thousands of people with the gospel during the World Cup. Jesse Bradley also is a pastor at Grace Community Church in ...

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Report: Lasting impact from supporting child living in poverty

A child in poverty who is sponsored by someone from a Western country is up to 80 percent more likely to graduate from college, a new report from Gospel for Asia found. ...

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In World Cup, just two countries account for 30% of all players

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As World Cup Quarter Finals are taking place this weekend in Qatar, a look at the players and teams reveals surprising statistics. The majority of football fans across the globe, of course, ...

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U.S. criticized for leaving Nigeria, India off religious persecution list

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A government watchdog group is disappointed that the U.S. State Department left Nigeria and India off its annual list of countries where religious freedom violations are most concerning, despite pleas from advocacy ...

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Persecuted Christians In Nigeria long for return of Donald Trump

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Donald Trump may be facing headwinds within the Republican Party after the midterm elections, but in the killing fields of Nigeria, embattled Christians long for his return. “Since [Trump] left office, there is ...

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For first time since the Dark Ages, Christians are a minority in England

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Christians are now a minority in England and Wales. The startling revelation comes from the most recent census figures and marks the first time since the 7th century in the midst of ...

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Arab Christian “hero of Israel” remembered for protecting Orthodox Jew against terror attack            

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Jews and Christians alike are honoring the memory of a “hero of Israel,” an Arab Christian who while confronting a terrorist in the predominantly ultra-Orthodox Jewish town of Bnei Brak near Tel ...

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U.S. may retrofit cheap bombs to plentiful rockets allowing Ukraine to strike deep

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The Pentagon could soon supply Ukraine with inexpensive bombs fitted onto rockets that are widely available. The move would allow Ukraine to hit targets far behind Russian lines as the West faces ...

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