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In Congo, the Pope rallies a generation of youth

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Pope Francis urged the young people of Congo to work for a peaceful and honest future this week, getting a raucous response from a generation that has been particularly hard-hit by the ...

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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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Court will review FCA staying in California school district

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The full 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will review a decision to require the San Jose, Calif., school district to recognize the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). The district objects to ...

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Christian music festivals can help rebuild family bonds, says Skillet’s John Cooper

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John Cooper of the Christian band Skillet believes music festivals can help restore the family dynamic in the nation. He specifically mentioned Rock the Universe which took place over the weekend at ...

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Christians stand with Israel on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The world will pause today to remember the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust during ‘World War II. Scott Phillips is the CEO of Passages, which helps Christian college students experience ...

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Faith and mental health: A study of Gen Z

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You’ve seen the headlines: Members of Generation Z are “shying away from religion” and “losing their religion.” One prominent religious demographer wrote that with Gen Z, “we have a picture of a ...

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Atheists become allies of Christians, pro-life movement

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Pro-life Christians have an unlikely ally in the fight for the sanctity of life. Pro-life atheists are pushing back against lawsuits alleging that state abortion bans and restrictions violate religious freedom and ...

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Director of “Jesus Revolution” expects number, quality of faith-based movies to grow

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Hollywood is beginning to realize that there is a large market for high-quality faith-based films, a successful director said. “Most of the people in the flyover states believe in God, and they ...

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Football player Damar Hamlin who suffered cardiac arrest is committed to faith and family

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Football fans across the nation were in prayer when Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills suffered cardiac arrest during Monday Night Football this week. The 24-year-old remains in critical condition in a ...

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Dear pastor, don’t cancel church on Christmas

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Dear pastor, I hope it’s not too late to make you reconsider your decision to cancel church on Christmas. I know that December is crazy busy—for you and for everyone else. I ...

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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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$75 million in grants available through Lilly Endowment’s Compelling Preaching Initiative

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Lilly Endowment is launching a new initiative to help pastors strengthen their abilities to proclaim the gospel in more engaging and effective ways. The ultimate aim is to foster and support preaching ...

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Sen. Warnock: Abortion is ‘what Jesus would do’

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As Georgians end weeks-long voting today to choose between incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker, Warnock has made startling comments about Jesus and abortion. It’s not the first time Warnock ...

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In a high-tech world, adults prefer printed Bibles

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Although the popularity of online Bibles has grown in the digital age, most adults still prefer the old-fashioned paper version. A report by the American Bible Society found that nearly two-thirds of Bible users ...

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Senate rejects religious protections as it passes Marriage Act

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The U.S. Senate has rejected amendments to protect religious freedom as it approved the controversial Respect for Marriage Act. Twelve Republicans, including several who are retiring like Missouri’s Roy Blunt, joined 49 ...

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More now identify as nondenominational than Southern Baptist

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More Christians now attend nondenominational churches than Southern Baptist congregations, the 2020 U.S. Religion Census found. The newly released study shows that over the past decade, the number of adherents in Southern ...

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What Christianity Today gets wrong about the Respect for Marriage Act

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In a Christianity Today op-ed, Carl H. Esbeck, Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Missouri, offers a positive assessment of the Respect for Marriage Act (RMA). He writes, “All in ...

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Researcher finds connection between spiritual health and happiness

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People who pray and connect with God are more likely to experience happiness and enjoy positive mental health, research shows. Extensive research into 13-to-25-year-olds has long found “religion is good for you,” ...

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A ‘postdenominational’ era? The rise of nondenominational churches

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Pastor Dan Haugh welcomed 21 new members to his congregation Sunday morning. Six months ago, he welcomed 19 others to Stowe Community Church in Stowe, Vermont. While other houses of worship in Northern Vermont ...

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California congressman professes that he doesn’t believe in God

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Many politicians profess a belief in God but few celebrate their atheism. California Democrat Rep. Jared Huffman however, made his views on the nonexistence of God extremely clear in pretaped remarks during ...

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“Jesus” film reaches milestone with translation into Zo, it’s 2,000th language

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“Jesus,” the most translated film of all time, is now available in its 2,000th language. It has been translated into Zo, a language spoken by approximately 65,000 people globally, including refugee and ...

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Eric Metaxas warns that nation is reaching cultural tipping point

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The United States is quickly approaching a dangerous cultural tipping point, author and talk-show host Eric Metaxas warns. “It is the silence of the American church on a host of issues today ...

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Nation’s culture wars have religious underpinnings, Sen. Josh Hawley says

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Many progressives have made a religion out of climate change, Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley told talk show host Tucker Carlson. “I think what’s really going on here with the Biden administration is ...

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Faith and family keep catcher for Phillies well grounded

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The catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies is excited to be playing in his first World Series against the Houston Astros. However, his faith is still his top priority. “I just thank God ...

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Questions grow over Chase Bank canceling account of religious non-profit

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There are growing calls to investigate why Chase Bank shut down a nonprofit promoting religious freedom. The company has been “secret” about it’s corporate-level decision which affects former Religious Freedom Ambassador Sam ...

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