UN Report: world hunger declines to lowest recorded level

UN Report: world hunger declines to lowest recorded level

220 million fewer people are no longer 'hungry' by UN metrics compared to 25 years ago

The Catholic Church’s dance with science

The Catholic Church’s dance with science

Catholicism has said for 65 years that evolution fits with the story of creation

ISIS burns 80-year-old Christian women to death for resisting Shariah

ISIS burns 80-year-old Christian women to death for resisting Shariah

A Kurdish official claims a grandmother, unable to flee ISIS, was burned to death

Behind parents’ back school gets abortion; teen then attempts suicide

Behind parents’ back school gets abortion; teen then attempts suicide

After daughter's attempted suicide a mother finds her school arranged a secret abortion

Northern Irish baking family fights back; appeals gay 'marriage' fine

Northern Irish baking family fights back; appeals gay 'marriage' fine

Defenders for the bakers say this ruling has severe consequences for religious freedom

Poland opens its borders to Christian refugee families; EU sets quotas

Poland opens its borders to Christian refugee families; EU sets quotas

Polish PM: 60 families 'for a start' – 1500 Syrian Christians may be permitted to follow

Fr. Dwight Longnecker: Is it time for the Benedict option?

Fr. Dwight Longnecker: Is it time for the Benedict option?

Benedict of Nursia left a decaying Roman empire to set up places of prayer, work and study

Slaver John Newton and a Civil War runaway star in movie 'Freedom'

Slaver John Newton and a Civil War runaway star in movie 'Freedom'

The movie stars Cuba Gooding Jr. and is in theaters now

Behind parents’ back school gets abortion; teen then attempts suicide

Behind parents’ back school gets abortion; teen then attempts suicide

After daughter's attempted suicide a mother finds her school arranged a secret abortion

A mother petitioned the New Zealand government this week to pass legislation that would ensure parents are notified of their teenage daughter’s pregnancy, prior to any decisions or referrals for abortion.

The petition, signed by Hillary Kieft and six other people, was presented to Whanganu...

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The Catholic Church’s dance with science

The Catholic Church’s dance with science

Catholicism has said for 65 years that evolution fits with the story of creation

From Galileo to genetics, the Roman Catholic Church has danced with science, sometimes in a high-tension tango but more often in a supportive waltz. Pope Francis is about to introduce a new twist: global warming.

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Trailer for the movie 'Risen' is released

Trailer for the movie 'Risen' is released

Ralph Fiennes plays a Roman centurion tasked with investigating and finding Jesus' corpse

When Jesus' body disappears from a sealed tomb, Clavius interrogates followers of "The Nazarene" to find out what really happened.

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Gallup: US opinions slide dramatically in latest poll on moral issues

Gallup: US opinions slide dramatically in latest poll on moral issues

The greatest change is in acceptance of homosexuality and extra-marital sex

Americans are more likely now than in the early 2000s to find a variety of behaviors morally acceptable, including gay and lesbian relations, having a baby outside of marriage and sex between an unmarried man and woman. Moral acceptability of many of these issues is now at a record-high level....

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John Glenn: one can believe in both God and evolution

John Glenn: one can believe in both God and evolution

The first man on the moon: 'to look out at creation and not believe in God is impossible'

John Glenn, who declared as a 77-year-old in a news conference from space that "to look out at this kind of creation out here and not believe in God is to me impossible," says facts about scientific discovery should be taught in schools — and that includes evolution.

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Northern Irish baking family fights back; appeals gay 'marriage' fine

Northern Irish baking family fights back; appeals gay 'marriage' fine

Defenders for the bakers say this ruling has severe consequences for religious freedom

The owners of Ashers Baking Company have confirmed that they will appeal, after a court ruled last week that the firm had discriminated against a customer by refusing to decorate a cake with a slogan supporting same-sex marriage.

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UN Report: world hunger declines to lowest recorded level

UN Report: world hunger declines to lowest recorded level

220 million fewer people are no longer 'hungry' by UN metrics compared to 25 years ago

The number of hungry people around the world has dropped to 795 million from more than a billion a quarter-century ago despite natural disasters, ongoing conflicts and poverty, the three UN food agencies said Wednesday.

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Scotland parliament soundly rejects bill to legalize assisted suicide

Scotland parliament soundly rejects bill to legalize assisted suicide

Criticized for having poor safeguards to protect against abuse the bill failed 82 to 36

In a victory for pro-life advocates looking to protect the disabled and terminally ill, the Scottish parliament has rejected a bill to legalize assisted suicide. At Holyrood, the assisted suicide bill has been rejected by MSPs on a 82-36 vote.

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LGBT activists continue to harass Christian jewelers

LGBT activists continue to harass Christian jewelers

Canadian jeweler agrees to return deposit to gay couple but hate mail and calls continue

A Christian jeweler in Canada has become the latest target of LGBT hate mail and "nasty" phone calls even though he agreed to make custom engagement rings for a lesbian couple, simply because he posted a sign that displayed his biblical view opposing same-sex marriage.

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Aussie PM promises to strip citizenship from dual-passport terrorists

Aussie PM promises to strip citizenship from dual-passport terrorists

Tony Abbott says legislation will strip citizenship from ISIS collaborators

The new laws will apply to dual-national Australian citizens who fight with or support terrorist groups at home or abroad.

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Poland opens its borders to Christian refugee families; EU sets quotas

Poland opens its borders to Christian refugee families; EU sets quotas

Polish PM: 60 families 'for a start' – 1500 Syrian Christians may be permitted to follow

The European country of Poland announced on Tuesday that it has decided to accept 60 Syrian Christian refugee families. The country has previously voiced opposition to European Union plans for binding quotas on asylum seekers.

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ISIS burns 80-year-old Christian women to death for resisting Shariah

ISIS burns 80-year-old Christian women to death for resisting Shariah

A Kurdish official claims a grandmother, unable to flee ISIS, was burned to death

A Kurdish official has claimed that Islamic State militants have burned an 80-year-old Christian woman alive because she refused to cooperate with the caliphate's strict brand of Shariah law.

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Protestant reformer Martin Luther's 16th century notes found

Protestant reformer Martin Luther's 16th century notes found

First edition from man who inspired the Protestant Reformation found in a French library

The publication by German theologian Martin Luther, called On the Freedom of a Christian, dates back to 1520.

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Father in China of Miss World Canada receives threats from government

Father in China of Miss World Canada receives threats from government

Anastasia Lin says - despite threats - she'll keep pushing for human rights in China

Ottawa has voiced support for Canada’s Miss World contestant who says that China’s security police have threatened her father as a result of her criticism of the country’s bleak human-rights record.

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China’s top body warns communist members against Christianity

China’s top body warns communist members against Christianity

Like pre-Christian Rome, China's Communist Party tries to stop the spread of Christianity

China's top anti-corruption body has warned Communist Party members – the elite of the nation – that they must refrain from religious activities amid concerns over the rapid spread of Christianity here.

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