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Christians remember persecuted believers around the world

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Lost in the attention on the elections, a day to pray for persecuted believers around the world took place last Sunday. The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church was observed ...

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Israeli music video becomes anthem for Iranian women

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Iranian protests continue with millions of women, men and teenagers protesting the brutal regime that dictates most aspects of life. Now, a music video originating from the Iranian regime‘s arch-enemy, Israel, has ...

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This weekend’s March for the Martyrs highlights persecuted Christians

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Christians from across the United States will gather at the National Mall in Washington on Saturday for the third annual March for the Martyrs, sponsored by the organization For the Martyrs. The ...

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Free app facilitates prayer for persecuted Christians around the world

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A new mobile prayer app developed by Christian persecution watchdog Open Doors USA gives users the ability to connect with persecuted Christians suffering for their faith. Available for free in the Apple ...

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Kansas City named #1 city for work and play

Forget New York, LA or Vienna. Kansas City has been named the best city in the world to work during the day and explore in the evenings and on weekends. Notably, it ...

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World facing “food crisis and famine” over Russian invasion

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The world will soon experience a global food crisis due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The dire warning was issued by Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky as he addressed by video graduates of ...

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How compromised pastors are contributing to our cultural rot

A new poll finds that just 4% of executive pastors have a biblical worldview. Has the church now become compromised? For many years, I have stated that a major reason America is ...

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The world considers Christians crazy – and new song from Casting Crowns agrees

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The world often thinks of Christians as being crazy, and the Grammy Award-winning group Casting Crowns don’t mind the phrase. They recently released an anthem called “Crazy People” in which the group ...

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Ukraine explained: How the US created a new war in Europe

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Here’s how we are again at the doorstep of the first major war in Europe in 75 years as Ukraine and Russia face off. In 1994, the Clinton administration, with the approval ...

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World regions where persecution will increase this year

If Covid taught us one thing, it was that both governments and religious majorities around the world used the pandemic as cover to persecute Christians.  In many countries, believers in Christ faced ...

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Number of atheists worldwide not keeping pace with religious growth

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The number of religious people worldwide is increasing faster than the number of atheists, new research found. Lifeway Research has identified “7 Encouraging Trends of Global Christianity in 2022” based on data collected by ...

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Abortion once again was leading cause of death worldwide last year

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Abortion was the leading cause of death worldwide in 2021, with more than three times as many people losing their lives to abortion than the second-leading cause of death. Worldometer, a database ...

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John MacArthur urges pastors to preach on sexuality in response to new Canadian law

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A new Canadian law effectively bans pastors from teaching that homosexuality and transgenderism are sins according to the Bible. C-4 unanimously passed both the House of Commons and the Senate before receiving ...

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Russia evacuates citizens from Kazakhstan as it sends in “peacekeepers’

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Russia may be preparing to invade Kazakhstan after its military forces evacuated more than 1,400 of its citizens from the country over the weekend. The move comes as political unrest continues to ...

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Release International: Persecution of Christians to increase in 2022

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West Africa is expected to be a hotspot for persecution of Christians in the coming year, according to the newly released Persecution Trends report from Release International. The organization pointed to several ...

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Lebanon faces grim future as Hezbollah holds the country hostage

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As the masses across Lebanon deal with a collapsing economy and a paralyzed government, murmurings of dissatisfaction with Hezbollah, Iran’s terror proxy in Beirut, have begun to surface. But experts say it ...

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The story behind Keith and Kristyn Getty and “In Christ Alone”

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The melody that changed the life of Keith Getty was first scratched out on the back of an electric bill in a humble flat in Northern Ireland. This isn’t great, he thought ...

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Pat Robertson stepping down as daily host of ‘The 700 Club’ on CBN

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Pat Robertson is stepping down as daily host of “The 700 Club,” CBN News reported. He announced last week on the 60th anniversary of CBN’s first broadcast that he is moving on to new ...

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Be part of a letter writing campaign for world’s persecuted Christians

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A letter-writing and prayer campaign that helped free a Christian dissident in Russia stamped a lasting impression on me. The late award-winning journalist Dan Wooding launched the campaign urging the release from ...

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Pope Francis states he opposes abortion and same-sex marriage

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Although Pope Francis has been criticized for several of his more progressive views, he made a strong statement against abortion and same-sex marriage last week. “Abortion is murder; the church cannot change ...

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YouVersion Bible, illumiNations set ambitious goal to provide translations to 95 percent of world by 2033

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The YouVersion Bible app team is teaming up with the Bible translation team illumiNations to provide access to scripture to 95 percent of the global population by 2033. “There’s a lot of ...

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For the Martyrs plans march in Washington to call attention to persecuted Christians

For the Martyrs

Christians under Taliban rule in Afghanistan are among more than 340 million people around the world suffering persecution for practicing their Christian faith. The annual March for the Martyrs will take place ...

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Organizations urgently call Christians to pray for Afghanistan

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International Christian Concern and Gospel for Asia are among groups calling followers of Christ to urgently pray for Afghanistan and especially its underground Christians. The plea comes as almost 300,000 Afghan refugees ...

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Would you eat ‘upcycled’ food?

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How would you like to dig into a “recycled” snack? Or take a swig of juice with “reprocessed” ingredients made from other food byproducts? Without the right marketing, these don’t sound like ...

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Kansas City-based Awakening Prayer Hubs working for worldwide revival

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With the world’s spiritual crisis worsening, Awakening Prayer Hubs, a prayer movement contending for awakening and transforming revival in the nations, is transforming prayer warriors into prayer heroes in their cities. Jennifer ...

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